The vehicle owners of Massachusetts are blessed with the advent of EZ Pass MA and PayByPlateMA portals. They can now easily create an account in any two of the government portals and pay the toll charges online and that also automatically.
There is no need to be in the large trail of cars in a toll booth when you can easily pass and get identified as a registered user. Pay By Plate MA and EZ Pass MA offer the easiest payment methods for toll charges online.
How to create an account in PayByPlateMA and EZ Pass MA?
All you need to create an account in PayByPlateMA is the license plate number along with your personal information. Once you get registered, your car will get recognized at the toll booths of Massachusetts by your license plate. Based on the image or video processing on your license plate, your account will be charged while crossing a toll booth.
The same process happens in EZ Drive MA. All you have to do is to create an account with a valid email ID, mobile number, car model, year of manufacturing and license plate number. Once registered successfully, you will be given a username and password. You can reset the password on your own. Within a few days, you will receive a free transponder to install on your car. With this unique transponder, your car will get recognized in the tollbooths. Your account will be debited with the tollbooth charges automatically.
To create both of these accounts, all you need is a bank account, a debit or a credit card. Connect any one of these options to your EZ Pass MA and Pay By Plate MA accounts and deposit a recharge while opening an account. This deposited amount will be the balance in your account and will get deducted in accordance with the toll booths crossed.
How to make payments in PayByPlateMA accounts?
The payment methods of PayBYPlate MA have been chosen as per the convenience of the vehicle owners. You can check them online by visiting the website www.paybyplatema.com. This system has integrated all the booths in Massachusetts Turnpike, Tobin Memorial Bridge and all Boston tunnels.
Hence, taking the bridges and tunnels will not be a problem. You will not have to face a long queue when you can easily pass through them and pay the charges automatically. All you have to do is to make regular payments to maintain the balance of these two accounts. Here is how you can make payments to your EZ Pass MA and Pay By Plate MA accounts.
- By money order or checks
You can send the money orders or checks via mail to the official address. All the EZ Pass MA and Pay By Plate MA agencies accept checks and money orders sent by mail. Deposits as low as $20 can be made by mail.
- Online transaction
When you create an account on these portals, you will have to provide credit or debit card account information. It is a semi-automatic transaction process where the subscription will be deducted from a registered bank account by seeking your permission.
The portals also allow the customers to make withdrawals automatically before the subscription date ends. Worry not as the payment gateway and the official portal is secured with high-end encryption. It means your personal information related to your license plate number and bank account will remain safely stored on the servers.
- Physical submission of charges
Physical submission of the toll booth charges can also be made in the authorized centers of EZ Pass MA. The government has authorized EZ Pass MA kiosks to different vendors where you can approach and make cash payments to your EZ Pass MA account. You can also do the same for your Pay By Plate MA account in the authorized kiosks. All you have to do is to find an authorized vendor of MassDOT Payment Center near you to make those payments.
These are the prime options you can avail of to pay the subscription or outstanding toll charges. Remember the government will be obligated to deduct $10 if the outstanding charges are not paid within 30 days.
If your balance in the account is low, you can make a recharge with a debit or credit card. You can also use your internet banking option to make a transfer to these accounts online. All the information provided and transactions done will remain absolutely secure due to end-to-end encryption. You can easily open an account and use it to pay the toll booth charges automatically, semi-automatically or physically.
- Is it safe to connect my EZ Pass MA or Pay By Plate MA account with my credit card?
These are state government portals where vehicle owners can easily create an account. By connecting your debit or credit card account, you will not be in trouble. Unless your EZ Pass MA or Pay By Plate MA accounts have a recharge balance, no amount will be deducted from your bank account directly. Only the recharge amount is subjected to a deduction based on your tollbooth charges. If any further payment is required, the semi-automatic portal will ask for your permission.
- How can I find a Mass DOT payment center near me?
Simply search online and find a MassDOT payment center. It will be an authorized center that can collect cash from EZ Pass and Pay By Plate MA users. Only an authorized cash collection center can access the EZ Pass and Pay By Plate portals.
- Will my subscription expire in my EZ Pass MA account?
Yes. Your subscription may expire after a specified amount of time. You can withdraw the amount before expiration if not being used.
- How can I pay my outstanding tollbooth charges online?
Use the EZ Pass MA or PayByPlateMA accounts online to pay the tollbooth charges. The invoices will already be sent to your account. These semi-automatic accounts will ask your permission for transactions and then will deduct the right amount from your specified bank account.