The process for prepaying toll road fees varies from location to location, as different toll roads have different regulations and programs in place. Some e-tolling companies, such as SunPass, allow customers to purchase prepaid toll passes at retail outlets, while others, such as E-ZPass, require users to first register prepaid accounts using their license plate information.
Many California toll facilities use the FasTrak system. After signing up, customers can prepay certain amounts to their FasTrak accounts, which are then deducted each time that they pass through toll facilities.
The E-ZPass system is used by a number of different toll roads throughout the northeastern United States, including New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and West Virginia. In total, the E-ZPass prepaid toll system operates in more than 15 different states. It can be used on popular roads such as the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, the Atlantic City Expressway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Chesapeake Expressway.
Other prepaid toll systems include the E-PASS system, which can be used on any toll road managed by the Central Florida Expressway Authority. An E-PASS sticker is free to all residents of certain Florida counties, including Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Polk and Seminole, although drivers are required to prepay at least $15 worth of tolls to activate the stickers, as of 2015.