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How E-ZPass Works

How E-ZPass Works

Establish a prepaid E-ZPass account using your credit card, personal check or money order or cash. The convenient credit card payment option automatically replenishes your prepaid account whenever your balance reaches $10 USD. Check, cash and money order E-ZPass accounts have a higher threshold and are replenished by mailing payment to the E-ZPass Customer Service Center.

When you establish an E-ZPass prepaid account, you receive a small electronic transponder that attaches to the front windshield inside your car. Within the transponder is an electronic chip that contains information about your account. Each time you use a toll facility where E-ZPass is offered, an antenna at the toll plaza reads the vehicle and account information contained in your transponder. The appropriate toll is then electronically debited from your prepaid account. A record of your transactions will be included in your periodic statement.

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Your E-ZPass transponder is installed using fasteners that come with your transponder. The transponder should be installed approximately two inches below the top of your windshield above your rearview mirror. Window tinting may interfere with the readability of the transponder; therefore, it is best that the unit be placed low enough on the windshield to be below the darkest part of the tinting, yet out of your line of sight. If there is not enough room above your mirror, the transponder should be installed to the right of the mirror, approximately two inches below the top of your windshield. Be sure to read the E-ZPass Customer Guide that comes with your transponder for detailed instructions on proper installation.

Some vehicles may require an external transponder. Vehicles requiring external transponders are determined automatically when vehicle information is typed into the application.

Once you've installed your transponder, simply drive through the marked toll lanes at the posted speed limit.

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