The North Texas Tollway Authority announced it will publish a webpage containing the names of individuals who owe 100 or more outstanding tolls. The list is designed to provide the public with a way to easily determine if they owe a significant debt to the NTTA and put them on notice that they may be subject to collections lawsuits and other enforcement action by the NTTA.
The “Top Violators” webpage is part of a coordinated effort by the NTTA to ensure that all users of NTTA highways pay for that usage. The NTTA is funded by user fees—tolls—and not taxes. Those on the “Top Violators” list have more than 100 outstanding tolls and have refused to pay invoices over at least 180 days. The “Top Violators” list on NTTA.org will include the names, cities, zip codes, amounts owed and number of unpaid transactions by violators in a searchable PDF. If customers have questions about their listing on the “Top Violators” list, their account or other matters relating to payment for their use of NTTA roads, they may contact the NTTA customer service center at: (972) 818-6882.
When a motorist without a TollTag travels through designated ZipCash tolling points, a digital image of the vehicle’s license plate is captured. An invoice for the toll payment is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to pay a ZipCash bill results in additional fees to counter the cost of collection. Eventually a customer who refuses to pay a ZipCash invoice receives a criminal citation and is required to appear in court. Today, the NTTA Board authorized the Authority to file civil lawsuits against repeat toll violators.
All NTTA customers are encouraged to periodically review their billing information to make sure it is current and accurate with the NTTA and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
The “Top Violators” webpage and all customer service information can be found at NTTA.org