Tolls are only collected on the North Shore (Mandeville side of lake).
The toll fare schedule is as follows:
Cash/CC Fare *
2 axles under 7′
3 axles under 7′
4 axles under 7′
5 axles under 7′
6 axles under 7′
7 axles or more under 7′
2 axles over 7′
3 axles over 7′
4 axles over 7′
5 axles over 7′
6 axles over 7′
7 axles or more over 7′
*There is a 3% surcharge for Credit Card Fares
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 and transfers that data to a computerized management system. For each trip on the Causeway, the computer deducts against prepaid toll fares. When the prepaid account reaches a minimum balance, a caution light at the toll lane notifies motorists that their account balance is low and a payment is required. (Accounts set up on charge cards are replenished automatically).
The cost to open a toll account is $20.00. This amount includes a toll tag and prepaid toll fare in the account of $20.00.
The toll tags are attached behind the rearview mirror on the windshield. The tag reader located in the toll lane recognizes the tag number and deducts the proper amount.
Tags are available for all classes of vehicles. They provide 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.
North Shore Toll Tag Office North Shore Toll Plaza Facility Mandeville, LA 70448 7AM-5:30PM Monday – Friday (985) 674-3641
South Shore Toll Tag Office 3939 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 400 Metairie, La. 70002 9AM-5PM Monday – Friday (985) 674-3641
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.
The toll tag decal should be mounted on the inside of your windshield immediately in front of the rear view mirror. Alternatively, the toll tag decal may be mounted on the upper left (driver’s) side of the windshield (below where an oil change reminder sticker is usually placed).
The yellow “Low Bal” (low balance) light at the toll booth will illuminate when the balance of your account is low. It will illuminate when you have $10 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.
There are three options available when making a payment on your account.
You may come to the north or south shore Commuter Sales Offices and apply money to your account via cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Discover, Master Card and American Express are accepted).
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.
You can also make check payments from your vehicle. When using any of the following payment methods, please:(1) Write your account number or tag number on the check front. (2) Make check payable to: G.N.O.E.C.
You can drop off payment in the Northshore Tag Store (Drive Through or inside) Monday – Friday 7:00 AM-5:30 PM.
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.