NC Quick Pass is a pre-paid account used for all electronic toll collection. It is one way of paying for tolls on North Carolina toll facilities. (See Bill by Mail for the other method.) Drivers open an NC Quick Pass pre-paid account and use a small electronic device called a transponder. The transponder attaches to the vehicle and is read by antennas mounted above the roadway. Toll payment is automatically deducted from the customer's account. NC Quick Pass customers receive a discounted toll rate from non-account holders.
Once you sign up for an NC Quick Pass account and purchase a transponder, the transponder will be mounted to the vehicle. This transponder is read as you pass through the toll zones and the information is sent to our Customer Service Center. This information is processed, and a toll payment is automatically deducted from the customer's pre-paid account.
Signing up for an NC Quick Pass account is quick and easy through our online application at You may also download an application and fax or mail it to the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center. You will receive your transponder in the mail within 5-7 business days.

Customer Service Center location/mailing address: 200 Sorrell Grove Church Road, Suite A in Morrisville, NC 27560. Fax number: (919) 388-3279.

Once you have signed up for an NC Quick Pass account, the easiest way to manage your account information, update or change credit card information, track transponder usage, obtain statements, or make a payment is through the website.

Yes. The cost of opening an account includes the purchase of the NC Quick Pass transponder and the initial pre-paid toll balance. Each vehicle listed on the account requires its own transponder. Click here for a current list of transponder costs and toll rates.
Customers who choose not to participate in the NC Quick Pass program will pay their tolls through Bill by Mail. As a vehicle passes through a toll zone, an image of the license plate is taken from an overhead camera. The registered owner of the vehicle is identified through the Department of Motor Vehicles and a Bill by Mail is sent to the customer for payment. Bill by Mail customers will not receive the discounted toll rate that NC Quick Pass customers receive.

If the bill is not paid within 30 days from the date of the bill, it will escalate to include fees, civil penalties, DMV registration holds and/or submittal to a collection agency.

Transponders and Rates

Transponder Prices

NC Quick Pass offers three types of transponders, with prices before tax shown below.

Transponder TypePrice
NC Quick Pass Transponder$ 0.00 SAVE now! New NC Quick Pass transponder prices!
NC Quick Pass E-ZPass Transponder$7.40 + tax
Exterior Transponder$13.49 + tax

Use of Transponders Outside of North Carolina

NC Quick Pass transponders will not only work in NC, but also where SunPass and Peach Pass transponders are accepted.

NC Quick Pass E-ZPass transponders will not only work in NC, but also where E-ZPass, SunPass and Peach Pass transponders are accepted.

North Carolina toll roads accept E-ZPass, SunPass and Peach Pass transponders on the Triangle Expressway, as long as the vehicle's license plate is registered on the transponder account.

Vehicles Requiring Exterior Transponders

Some vehicles require externally mounted transponders because the windshields prevent interior transponders from functioning. Click below for a list of these vehicles.

Toll Rates

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