FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 9, 2015
ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT FOR TOLL VIOLATORS
TO PAY UP WITHOUT CIVIL PENALTIES
WAIVER PROGRAM ENDS NOV. 16
Customer service phone line open until 8 p.m. M-F thru Nov. 16
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) one-month waiver program for toll violators to pay off their toll debt without paying civil penalties officially ends in one week. Immediately following the waiver period, the MDTA will begin referring toll violators to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) for flagging and suspending vehicle registrations, and toll debt to the Maryland Central Collection Unit (CCU), in accordance with 2013 legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
“If Video Tolls remain unpaid after Nov. 16, violators will then be responsible for the toll debt AND civil penalties,” said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee. “That means we also begin referring violators’ vehicle registrations to the Maryland MVA next month. As a result, some toll violators won’t be able to legally drive their vehicles until they pay their toll debt, civil penalties and other fees.”
Between now and Nov. 16, 2015, the MDTA will waive civil penalties ($50 per transaction) and cease further enforcement activities for any Video Toll that a customer pays during this period. This unique waiver program, which began Oct. 16, 2015, will happen only once.
For those with unpaid tolls, now is the time to take action and put their accounts in good standing. For those who contested to court but have not been scheduled or appeared in court, their civil penalties will be waived and the court date cancelled if their toll balance is paid in full between now and Nov. 16, 2015, and before their court date (if scheduled).
Customers with unpaid Video Tolls can pay by the following methods:
- Visit ezpassmd.com (click PAY VIDEO TOLLS).
- Call the Maryland Video Toll Payment Line at 1-866-320-9995 during regular business hours (7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday – Friday).
- Visit an E-ZPass Maryland Stop-In Center (locations/hours at ezpassmd.com).
- Mail check/money order payable to E-ZPass Maryland to P.O. Box 17600, Baltimore, MD 21297 (include license plate number with payment).
NOTE: E-ZPass Maryland Stop-in Centers and Customer Service Center will be OPEN Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, to assist customers during the Civil Penalties Waiver Program, and will be CLOSED Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Offices will re-open on Monday, Nov. 30. The Stop-in Centers located at the Beltsville, Gaithersburg, and Glen Burnie MVA locations will be closed on both dates.