5537-8-01 Electronic tolling rules.

(A) Account applications

(1) Applications to establish an account for the payment of tolls electronically shall be available from the office of the commission, on the commission's website at www.ezpassoh.com and at other places considered necessary by the commission.

(2) To be complete, an application shall contain all of the information the commission determines necessary to properly administer the application process.

(3) The commission may refuse to open an account to pay tolls electronically on a prepaid or postpaid basis. Reasons for the refusal to open an account may include but not necessarily include the following:

(a) All of the information required in the application has not been provided by the applicant.

(b) The applicant has failed to furnish a valid credit card in good standing for the pre-payment of tolls, and the charge made to the account by the commission to open the account has been declined.

(c) The applicant has not executed and signed an account agreement to the commission.

(d) The applicant has failed to furnish the required surety bond for the payment of tolls by a post-paid account.

(e) Any other reason deemed appropriate or necessary by the commission.

(B) The commission may approve an application to pay tolls electronically on a prepaid basis if an application provides all of the following information.

(1) A valid credit card account in good standing from VISA, mastercard, discover or American express.

(2) A fully executed account agreement containing those terms and conditions approved by the commission and available from the office of the commission, on the commissions website at www.ezpassoh.com and at other places considered necessary by the commission.

(3) Any other requirement deemed appropriate or necessary by the commission.

(C) The commission may approve an application to pay tolls electronically on a postpaid basis if the applicant incurs annual Ohio toll usage of at least one thousand dollars and provides all of the following information.

(1) A fully executed account agreement containing those terms and conditions approved by the commission and available from the office of the commission, on the commissions website at www.ezpassoh.com and at other places considered necessary by the commission.

(2) A valid surety bond in the form prescribed by the commission in an amount equal to the tolls incurred by the customer for travel on the Ohio turnpike during the three month period preceding its application to open a postpaid account, or a minimum of three thousand dollars whichever is greater.

(3) Any other requirement deemed appropriate or necessary by the commission.

(D) The commission may suspend or close any account to pay tolls electronically for any of the following reasons:

(1) The account owner has failed to comply any the terms and conditions for maintaining the account.

(2) The prepaid account owners credit card has been declined.

(3) The prepaid account owner has failed to maintain a positive account balance.

(4) The postpaid account owner has failed to pay invoices when due.

(5) The postpaid account owner has failed to maintain the required minimum surety bond.

(6) Any other reason deemed appropriate and necessary by the commission.

(E) Schedule of fees. The commission may charge and collect the following fees in conjunction with the administration of the electronic tolling program:

(1) Monthly transponder service fee- seventy-five cents per transponder.

(2) Transponder shipping and handling fee- three dollars.

(3) Transponder replacement fee twenty-five dollars, unless the transponder is more than four years old.

(4) Returned check fee or declined credit card fee- twenty-five dollars.

(5) Late payment fee on post paid accounts one and one-quarter percent of balance owed calculated on a monthly basis.

(6) Printed statement and/or invoice detail fee:

(a) One to five transponders: one dollar

(b) Six to ten transponders: two dollars

(c) Eleven to fifteen transponders: three dollars

(d) Sixteen to twenty transponders: four dollars

(e) Twenty-one to twenty-five transponders: five dollars

(f) Twenty-six to thirty transponders: six dollars

(g) Thirty-one to thirty-five transponders: seven dollars

(h) Thirty-six to forty transponders: eight dollars

(i) Forty-one to forty-five transponders: nine dollars

(j) Maximum charge: ten dollars

(7) Unpaid toll administrative fee: ten dollars

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/06/2013 and 03/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5537.04(A)(14)
Rule Amplifies: 5537.04(A)(10) , 5537.04(A)(14)
Prior Effective Dates: 09/24/2009