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If you want to get a tag but don't own a car, you can still sign up online. This is what the rep told me to do. Falsify info on your cars plates, make and model (for the plate# write the first two letters of your family name with the last 4 digits of your car, year: current year, make\model:other), and once you have an account just log in and remove that car from your profile.

For those travelling the Lakewood - Brooklyn route often:

Sign up for a NY EZpass from either the NYSTA (Thruway) or MTA.
The point of getting the NY and not NJ is to make some frequently travelled tolls cheaper.  The verrazano bridge will be $10.66 instead of $15.00, the battery tunnel will be $5.33 instead of $7.50, the discounts you will lose out onfor not having the NJ pass are very minimal (a couple of cents on the NJTP during peak hours)

Add the following discount plans:
Port Authority Staten Island Bridges Plan, which makes all PA bridges (Outerbridge,Bayonne,Goethals) $5.25,when crossing 3 or more times a month. There is nothing to lose as if you don't travel 3 times they simply adjust it to charge you the regular

You have to add carpool to your plan but if you end up going less than 3 times in the 30 day period you pay the full price for the toll (a little cheaper cause your using ezpass). I believe it takes 24 hours from when you call for it to activate and its per 30 day period not monthly.

EZP rate.
Port Authority Carpool Plan, $5 if you have 3+ people in the car.

NOTE: Sometimes signing up for the EZP with carpool on the plan you initially order, can cause a Port Authority EZ Pass to arrive (which has a monthly fee). It's therefore suggested to order a standard plan, wait until you receive your EZP (hopefully the MTA or NY Thruway  EZP versions) and then tack on the Port Authority Carpool Plan afterwards.   

Edit 5/19/2014: You can add PACP and PASI yourself on the website (in case the phone hours aren't convenient or you just plain don't like calling in general). Log in and choose "Plans" from the links on the left side of the page.

Another plus to having MTA issuing authority is that you can use PPT. Under this plan, you can keep a $0 balance in your EZ Pass account, and have tolls deducted from your bank account at the end of each day (by ACH). Downside is no miles for paying tolls, credit card is only a backup for when the ACH fails. (And if ACH fails even once you lose PPT plan and have to keep a debit balance in your account, so you can't have the miles & PPT :) )

Edit 12/28/2015: In order to ensure that you are enrolled by the MTA agency (see above), when you sign up, you should give an address in NYC (not just NYS). If you don't live there, ask a friend who lives there to receive the tags for you, and use his address. Afterwards, you may change the address to your home address in NJ (or wherever), and add whichever plans you want. This was suggested to me by EZ Pass, and it works.

To return an extra tag for NY MTA Authority:

Please return your tag(s) to:
P.O. Box 149001
Staten Island, NY 10314
along with a letter that states your Name, signature and E-ZPass account number.
For further assistance please contact (800) 333-8655 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #375 on: May 01, 2019, 11:32:30 PM »
Their plates are all registered to Ezpass
would it even allow me to add that plate to my account? Or it would not?
 I guess I should try and see for myself.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #376 on: May 02, 2019, 12:46:08 PM »
Try and report back.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #377 on: May 02, 2019, 02:22:56 PM »
Try and report back.
Will do, thanks.
Next question,
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 Open a new account? Or anyone had success adding a 5th tag to their account which makes life simpler as I don't have to be busy with two bills and two accounts? 
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #378 on: May 02, 2019, 07:41:59 PM »
I once added a rental car to my ezpass (from a local Jewish rental) and never took it off, and found a charge a while later from the rental car, which obviously wasn't me

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #379 on: May 02, 2019, 08:20:18 PM »
I once added a rental car to my ezpass (from a local Jewish rental) and never took it off, and found a charge a while later from the rental car, which obviously wasn't me
So it works it seems?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #380 on: June 03, 2019, 01:09:52 PM »
Forgot to take EZ Pass on long road trip. Will adding plates to my account do the trick? Or should I play safe and pay cash?
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #381 on: June 03, 2019, 01:46:02 PM »
Forgot to take EZ Pass on long road trip. Will adding plates to my account do the trick? Or should I play safe and pay cash?
Should work.

i once passed a toll booth without an Ez-pass and the car plates was not on my Ez-pass and i got a $50 fine + the amount of the toll in the mail, then i made a dispute on there website stating that i had a Ez-pass at the time i passed the toll booth just not in the car and it went thru.

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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #382 on: June 03, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »
Should work.

i once passed a toll booth without an Ez-pass and the car plates was not on my Ez-pass and i got a $50 fine + the amount of the toll in the mail, then i made a dispute on there website stating that i had a Ez-pass at the time i passed the toll booth just not in the car and it went thru.
If your plate is already registered to your ezpass account I believe you won't get the fine or have to dispute, they will just charge it to your account. If your plate is not yet on your account you'll get a letter and a fine, but if you add it to your account and dispute then you don't have to pay the fine.
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Re: EZPass Newbie
« Reply #383 on: June 03, 2019, 03:58:08 PM »
If your plate is already registered to your ezpass account I believe you won't get the fine or have to dispute, they will just charge it to your account. If your plate is not yet on your account you'll get a letter and a fine, but if you add it to your account and dispute then you don't have to pay the fine.
correct, as long as your EZ pass has a plate connected to it, meaning the plate or the vehicle you want to use you should be fine.
 You don't have to worry about any fees, everything will be charged as if you had your EZ pass displayed in your car.
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