Tolls / Toll Tags
North Shore Toll Tag Office
North Shore Toll Plaza Facility
Mandeville, LA 70448
7AM-6PM Monday – Friday
(985) 674-3641
South Shore Toll Tag Office
3939 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 202
Metairie, La. 70002
9AM-5PM Monday – Friday
(504) 835-3118
Tolls are only collected on the North Shore (Mandeville side of lake).
The toll fare schedule is as follows:
  • 2 axles under 7'
  • 3 axles under 7'
  • 4 axles under 7'
  • 5 axles under 7'
  • 6 axles or more under 7'
  • 2 axles over 7'
  • 3 axles over 7'
  • 4 axles over 7'
  • 5 axles or more over 7'
  • $3.00
    Please note: In order to make online payments and have account access you must first provide an e-mail address by calling one of the toll tag offices listed above. Once an e-mail address is on file, your online access can be activated.
    The electronic toll collection system allows motorists the ease of not having to stop and pay the tolls. It gathers identification data from moving vehicles by way of toll tags and transfers that data to a computerized management system.

    For each trip on the Causeway, the computer deducts a credit against prepaid toll fares. When the prepaid account reaches a minimum balance, a caution light at the toll lane notifies cash patrons that their account balance is low and a payment is required. (Patron's accounts set up on charge cards are replenished automatically.)

    The toll tags are attached to the bottom left corner of the vehicle's windshield with velcro. The tag reader located in the toll lane recognizes the tag number and deducts the proper amount.

    There are three types of toll tag accounts:

    Discount Toll Tags

    $2 per round trip Discount toll tags are available for passenger vehicles under 7 feet in height. This tag allows the patron to cross for $2.00 per trip. The cost for this tag package is $52.50. This amount includes of a $12.50 refundable tag deposit and $40 that is applied to your account.

    Full Fare Tags

    These tags are available for all other classes of vehicles. This tag provides the convenience of not having to stop and pay the cash toll, and also enables you to use the "tag only" lanes. Rates for these vehicles are determined by the number of axles and height of the vehicle. For example: A truck 2 axles over 7 feet in height would pay $6.00. The total cost for this tag would be 12 trips at $6.00 plus a $12.50 refundable deposit and would total $84.50.

    Recreational Tags

    Rates for vehicles such as campers, motor homes, horse trailers, etc. are generally determined by the number of axles and height of the vehicle.

    Class Toll Discount Min. Down Deposit Total
    2 Axles $6.00 $4.00 $20.00 $12.50 $32.50
    3 Axles $9.00 $5.00 $25.00 $12.50 $37.50
    4 Axles $12.00 $6.00 $30.00 $12.50 $42.50

    Making Payments

    There are three options available when making a payment on your account.

    1. You may come to the north or south shore Commuter Sales Offices and apply money to your account by either cash, check, money order, or credit card ( Visa, Master Card, and Discover, American Express ).

    2. The most convenient payment method is for you to authorize G.N.O.E.C. to automatically bill your credit card when your account reaches the stipulated low balance. To benefit from this automatic payment method, you must first sign an authorization form containing your credit card information.

    3. You can also make check payments from your vehicle. When using any of the following payment methods, please:(1) Writeyour account number or tag number on the check front. (2) Make check payable to: G.N.O.E.C.

    3a. You may drop off check payments to a north shore toll collector in the Tag/Cash lanes only. Allow at least one working day for posting to your account. Please note that checks will not be accepted in either of the Tag Only lanes.

    The Commuter Sales Office has a 24-hour account information line to assist you in monitoring your account balance. Using a touch-tone phone, dial (504) 835-3949 then enter your account or tag number to receive your current balance.

    Toll Plaza Rules

    1. The speed limit when passing through the north toll plaza, where tolls are collected, is 5 mph. The south plaza speed limit, where tolls are not collected, is 35 mph.

    2. For safety reasons, all vehicles must come to a complete stop at the toll booths between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monitoring of drivers and vehicles prior to entering the bridges will help insure your safety while crossing the Causeway.

    3. Your toll tag must be mounted on the lower left corner of the windshield using the provided velcro. A toll tag held in the hand of the driver may not be properly read by the system, therefore, is not allowed.

    4. The yellow "Low Bal" (low balance) light at the toll booth will illuminate when the balance of your account is low. On acommuter account, it will illuminate when you have $10 or less remaining. On a full-fare account, it will illuminate when you have $12 or less remaining.

    The G.N.O.E.C. is committed to minimizing the time required to move through the toll plazas however, safety must remain paramount.