Friday Is Your Last Day to Pay Unpaid Turnpike Tolls or Risk Having Registration Revoked

A reminder to Pennsylvania drivers with unpaid Turnpike tolls: Pay your bill by 7 p.m. Friday, August 4 or get your vehicle registration revoked.

The commission said as of June 23, the statewide total of outstanding turnpike violations was $17.1 million.

More than 10,000 Pennsylvania drivers owe $500 or more, making them eligible for PennDOT to suspend their vehicle registrations.

The total amount owned by drivers from several counties in our area, including Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon and Monroe Counties, tally up to between $100,000 and nearly $500,000.

But the commission has been offering violators a reprieve since July 5 through an amnesty program.

Toll bills newer than 60 days could be paid off at face value with no penalty.

Bills older than 60 days would have to cover the unpaid toll amount and part of the fines, but that could be done on a payment plan.

But that program expires on Friday night.

Check to see if you have unpaid Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls here.

To learn more about the partial-amnesty program, or to check if you have unpaid PA Turnpike toll violations, visit www.PATurnpike.com/violationenforcement.

To see an example toll violation, CLICK HERE.

For a sample toll bill, CLICK HERE.

7 comments

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    How does a privately owned road have the authority to withhold a vehicle registration?

    They can scan license plates when you drive through. Once scanned, alert the police and pull the people over. Unpaid tickets become an arrest warrant after a while.

    • Bob Smith

      How they can make rules? Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority can. I have lived in Houston the tollway called Beltway 8. In Early 2010 when somebody griped prices increasing due to excessive vehicles daily. Some guy asked for a free road. The tollway authorities replied it’s a private road. Funds goes to Texas Highways Dept. Beltway 8 does NOT receive state and federal funds.
      Right here in Pennsylvania highways such as Interstate 80, 81, 84, 78 and more are PUBLIC roads which receive state and federal funds. Pennsylvania Turnpikes doesn’t receive state and federal funds….. The monies earned that goes to roads, bridges, transits, and more. If Pennsylvania doesn’t have enough money to help on roads. This state could head to bankruptcy.
      There are 3 toll roads in Texas, I’ve seen a sign saying ” Failure to pay toll in result of vehicle seizure. ” If they ignore letters and default it. Anyone will get unpleasant surprise a tow truck to take their car and hock it. Anyone will pay the difference what is owed. Remember public roads gets state and federal funds. Private doesn’t. I hope it helps.

  • Bob Smith

    Pennsylvania Turnpike is a private road. If you want a faster route. Be prepare if you have some money. If not stay out.

  • WarningFakeNews

    Just as soon as they get done paying off the bonds they issued to build the highway, those toll booths will be coming down!

    • Fredric

      Nice dream but very impossible in nearly bankrupt PA. The still ongoing PA state police academy (not the joke of a movie, the real thing) shows what a shambles documents the lack of smart honest cops they attracted in more than 8 years. You still have time to reflag your vehicles in sales tax free Montana but the clock is ticking.

  • Fredric

    As no resolution or improvement to the cheating scandal at the PA Police Academy has been reported, has the PA Turnpike been forced to apply vigilante justice under “Posse Comitatas” by using local media to enforce regulations due to the lack of qualified personnel?

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