Toll scofflaws in Massachusetts face ramifications at the RMV

The state’s all-electronic system of tolling implemented in 2016 has collected more than $850 million through the end of January, and drivers owe about $43 million in unpaid charges, transportation officials said Wednesday.

The state expects to collect between 60 and 80 percent of the outstanding tolls through reciprocity agreements with other states and through flagging Massachusetts drivers, according to Department of Transportation Director of Tolling Stephen Collins.

“Those people are going to be marked at the Registry (of Motor Vehicles) as non-renewable,” Collins said at a MassDOT subcommittee meeting. “They’re going to have to come back to us and pay what they owe.”

Under the state’s fee schedule, drivers have 30 days to pay uncollected tolls issued as invoices. Late fees begin after that point, and once the invoice has been outstanding for 90 days or more, a driver’s license and vehicle registration can be marked for non-renewal.