If you visit the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you could have the following options driving on its toll roads:
- Driving your own car
- Renting a car
- Use the TollPass service provided by a car rental company
- For example, here is the information from one car rental company (note that this information may vary):
- $3.95 per usage day, not to exceed $19.75 per rental period
- Note that this is the administration fee which doesn't include your unpaid tolls
- Open a short-term Zip-Pass account with NTTA
- By calling NTTA Customer Service at 972-818-NTTA (6882)
- Move your hardcase TollTag (not available to the sticker ones) temporarily to a rental car
The reason is that some roads or toll stations in NTTA (North Texas Toll Roads) coverage area are "electronic payment only" and this may be the only way to pay your toll. Alternatively, you can use the service roads alongside the toll roads (see map below; click to enlarge). Finally, read the toll enforcement policy from NTTA before you head out to its toll roads.
TollBag vs ZipCash
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||The NTTA’s pay-by-invoice option:
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||ZipCash invoices can be paid:
If You Rent a Car
Various rental car companies share vehicle information with the NTTA to offer toll road access to their customers, while others offer an optional toll road plan at the time of the rental. Before driving NTTA roadways in a rental vehicle, please ask your rental car company about its individual toll policy. If your rental agreement includes toll road usage, the vehicle may be used to travel on any NTTA road, and you will receive a ZipCash invoice referencing the rental car tollway use.
If NTTA does not have an agreement with a driver’s rental car company or the driver declines their rental company’s toll policy, then the driver may be subject to NTTA fees and rental agency fines upon use of toll roads.
Rental car companies have varying toll payment methods, but NTTA’s Zip-Pass offers a consistent way to pay tolls accumulated while driving a rental vehicle during a visit to Dallas/Fort Worth. A Zip-Pass account is available as a short-term method for visitors to pay for tolls while driving in rental vehicles. A Zip-Pass account allows motorists to avoid added fines, fees and opt-in costs charged by rental car companies and assures tolls are paid on time while driving a rental car or visiting Dallas/Fort Worth in a personal vehicle. Customers must call NTTA Customer Service at 972-818-NTTA (6882) to open a Zip-Pass.
You also can ask your rental car company about its individual toll policy. If NTTA does not have an agreement with a driver’s rental car company or the driver chooses not to opt-in to their rental company’s toll policy, then the driver may be subject to NTTA administrative fees and rental agency fines upon use of toll roads.
If You Have a Hardcase TollTag
If you have a hardcase TollTag, you may temporarily move your TollTag to a rental car after updating your TollTag account with the rental vehicle’s information. You may update your information through Online Account Management or by contacting NTTA Customer Service at 972-818-(NTTA) 6882.
After using your hardcase TollTag in a rental car, you must update your TollTag account with your regular vehicle information to avoid administrative fees.
This option is not available to customers with sticker TollTags, since attempting to remove the sticker will damage the tag.
- The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) is the regional tollway authority and the only one in Texas. NTTA operates all toll roads in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
- Call at 214-224-2203 or dial 911, if you need
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