TxTag for Texas and Other States
Click on the map to open toll wiki for a country/state
TxTag is an electronic tag transponder that works across most of the Texas toll roads, bridges, express lanes and other toll facilities. You can also use TxTag at the DFW Airport toll cum parking. Issued by the Texas Department of Transport (TxDOT), with this installed in your vehicle, you need not stop to pay tolls and can access their dedicated lanes, avail discounts etc. It is compatible with TollTag and EZ TAG.
A TxTag does not cost but a pre-payment of $20 is required while creating an account.
Calculate toll cost to travel across Texas with TxTag installed in your vehicle using TxTag Toll Calculator.
How do you buy a TxTag
TxTag can be bought in following ways-
Buy TxTag online
Open a TxTag account on TxTag websiteor TxTag app and it is mailed to the user in 3-4 days with activation and ready for installation.
Buy TxTag over phone
Buy TxTag through mail
The application form from the TxTag website can be downloaded and sent to the TxTag Customer Service Center, 12719 Burnet Road, Austin, TX, 78727. It can be downloaded here.
Buy TxTag from Customer Service Center CSC
- TxTag Customer Service Center (CSC) in Austin with cash, check, money order and credit card payments from Monday to Friday.
- AAA office throughout Texas
- Through customer service representatives present at DPS Driver License Offices in Central Taxes on weekdays.
- 1070 Westinghouse Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626
- 216 E Wells Branch Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660
- 119 Conrads Lane, New Braunfels, TX 78130
How do I get a TxTag sticker
When you open a TxTag account with $20 in prepaid tolls, your TxTag sticker is delivered with the starter pack (which also includes the instruction to install TxTag). If you want to use a TxTag sticker for your motorcycle, select motorcycle tag while signing up. It's different from those issued for vehicles with windshields (car, truck etc.).
Note: Unlike a box tag transponder, you should avoid moving TxTag stickers between vehicles as their chip may get damaged.
Can TxTag be used in other states
TxTag toll violation
If you cross a TxTag lane without a valid transponder, it is counted as a TxTag toll violation. A Pay By Mail statement is sent to the vehicle owner which includes higher toll rates and a $1.15 statement fee. A late fee of $4.00 is charged every month if you avoid paying the toll.
For habitual TxTag toll violators, TxDOT has the authority to:
- Publish the list of top violators
- Ticket and impound the vehicle
- Ban vehicles from using TxDOT toll roads
- Report to county tax assessor-collectors
- Block renewal of their vehicle registration
Drivers with unpaid tolls of TxTag can contact their customer service centre at 1-888-468-9824 for a negotiated settlement of the due amount.
How do I check my TxTag balance
You can check your TxTag balance by:
Are EZ Tag and TxTag the same
No, EZ TAG and TxTag are not the same. They are two different toll tags that work across most of the toll facilities of Texas and are interoperable i.e. EZ TAG works for TxTag tolls lanes and vice versa.
|Issued by HCTRA||Issued by TxDOT|
|$40 pre-payment required||$20 pre payment required|
Is there a monthly fee for TxTag
There is no monthly fee for TxTag. While signing up for TxTag you pay $20. You can then opt for TxTag payment automatically by linking your account to your debit or credit card. If you do not opt for an autopay account you will be required to monitor the money when it gets low and add the amount accordingly.
Can I use my TxTag in more than one vehicle
No, you cannot use the same TxTag on more than one vehicle as TxTag has to be permanently mounted on the vehicle and removing the tag can damage the chip inside the TxTag. However, you can order multiple tags from one account either through TxTag website or by calling the customer service center. To manage a fleet of vehicles you can open a commercial account here.
Can I use TxTag in a rental vehicle
You cannot use a TxTag removed from another vehicle on a rental vehicle. Tolls for rental car depend upon the rental car agreement where rental car agencies use other companies like- PlatePass or Highway Toll Administration for toll charge management. If there is no third party company incharge of managing tolls, the drivers will be charged for tolls at Pay by Mail rates along with a service fee.
TollGuru Trip Toll Calculator
Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) using TollGuru Trip Calculator- for free! It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location enroute, payment methods and more.
Rideshare, OEM, TMS, fleet companies and other transport businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the TollGuru Toll API for pre-trip calculation and post-trip reconciliation.