Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS PLATEPAY?
PlatePay is the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s big step toward cashless tolling on the turnpike system. The cashless system made its way onto Oklahoma turnpikes starting in 2017 with PlatePay installed at the Peoria/Elm Interchange exit on the Creek Turnpike in Jenks, Oklahoma. The John Kilpatrick Turnpike converted to PlatePay on July 25, 2021, and the Kickapoo Turnpike converted to PlatePay on Jan. 25, 2022. The H.E. Bailey Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Lawton converted to PlatePay on June 21, 2022 with the ramps and section between Lawton and the Texas state line scheduled to convert in July 2022. The Chickasaw Turnpike converted to Platepay on August 16, 2022.
HOW DO I PAY MY TOLL IF I NORMALLY PAY CASH?
OTA will send you an invoice in the mail for trips through our PlatePay system. The invoice will detail how to pay your toll. For an example of the PlatePay invoice, click here.
To access the online payment portal, visit https://platepay.pikepass.com
WHY DID I RECEIVE A VIOLATION NOTICE? ISN’T PLATEPAY ON ALL OKLAHOMA TURNPIKES?
The PlatePay system currently operates on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike (as of July 25, 2021), the Kickapoo Turnpike (Jan. 25, 2022), the H.E. Bailey toll plazas between Oklahoma City and Lawton (June 21, 2022) and the Peoria/Elm interchange on the Creek Turnpike. Toll plazas on other Oklahoma turnpikes and other areas of the Creek Turnpike still operate as a cash collection point in addition to the PIKEPASS lanes. If you are not a PIKEPASS account holder, you must still stop and pay cash at the toll plazas. If you use the PIKEPASS lanes without a PIKEPASS or with an inactive PIKEPASS account, you will be sent a violation notice.
DO THE CAMERAS TAKE PHOTOS OF PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE?
No. The camera system associated with PlatePay only takes a photo of the license plate and does not take pictures of the interior of the vehicle.
WHAT IF I RECEIVE A PLATEPAY INVOICE FOR A VEHICLE THAT IS NOT MINE?
Please call our customer service line at 1-866-784-2622.
AM I DOUBLE-BILLED IF MY PIKEPASS IS READ AND THE CAMERA TAKES A PICTURE OF MY LICENSE PLATE?
No. PIKEPASS account holders will notice no change in their payment process of tolls. PIKEPASS customers’ tolls will continue to be deducted from their PIKEPASS account balance.
IS THE PLATEPAY SYSTEM BEING USED TO ISSUE TICKETS FOR SPEEDING?
No. The PlatePay system is only being used as a cashless tolling system to create a free flow of traffic that will save drivers time while providing a safer and more efficient means of travel.
IS MY PRIVACY PROTECTED WHEN USING THIS SYSTEM?
Yes. Every driver’s privacy remains protected and your personal information connected to payment for PlatePay is secure.
WHAT IS THE EASIEST AND MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO TRAVEL OKLAHOMA’S TURNPIKES?
PIKEPASS remains the fastest, safest and easiest way to travel on Oklahoma turnpikes.
Please visit www.pikepass.com for more information.
DO I GET A DISCOUNT IF I AM AN INTEROPERABLE CUSTOMER?
Interoperable customers receive the Pikepass rate for travel on the Turnpike system, but do not receive a volume discount.