You can enroll in the MnPASS program online, over the phone or at a satelite distribution center and choose a tag that fits your lifestyle. If you enroll in the program online or over the phone, you will receive your MnPASS tag in the mail within 3 to 5 business days. If you enroll in the program at a distribution center, you will recieve your tag right away.
The sticker tag is free and is a good choice if you typically drive alone and in the same vehicle, during peak-travel times. You may get as many sticker tags as you have vehicles. The sticker tag attaches to the inside of your windshield. The sticker tag cannot be transferred to other vehicles and it cannot be deactivated when there is more than one person in the vehicle. If you have a sticker tag and you have more than one person in the vehicle, you will be charged the posted fee every time you drive in MnPASS lanes during peak- travel times.
Switchable Tag - $15 purchase fee
The switchable tag is a good choice if there are periodically two or more people in the car during peak-drive times or if you drive different vehicles during peak-drive times. Each switchable tag has a $15 purchase fee. The switchable tag can be transferred to other vehicles and it can be turned to HOV 2+ mode when two or more people are in the car. Be sure to slide it to the MnPASS mode when driving solo to avoid getting a ticket.
How to Apply Your Tag
Sticker Tag Application
Clean and dry the inside of your windshield. Note: The windshield’s temperature must be above 50º F for the MnPASS Sticker Tag to adhere to the windshield.
The MnPASS Sticker Tag should be placed on the inside of your windshield, behind the rearview mirror, approximately 4 inches from the top edge of windshield - 1 inch below the rearview mirror mount if it is attached to windshield. The tag will not work if you place it too close to metal or metallic tinting.
Peel off the clear backing on the back side of the sticker. Hold the tag away from the glass with one hand and press one edge of the tag to the glass. Stick the tag to the glass by rubbing your finger up and down in a zig-zag motion across the tag. Be sure to rub over the tag’s “chip” to remove as much air as possible. Once installed, the account information and barcode should be visible when sitting inside the vehicle.
Switchable Tag Application
Clean and dry the inside of your windshield. The windshield’s temperature must be 50º F for the MnPASS Switchable Tag to stick.
The MnPASS Switchable Tag goes on the inside of your windshield behind the rearview mirror, approximately 4 inches from top edge of windshield - 1 inch below the rearview mirror mount if it is attached to windshield. The tag will not work if you place it too close to metal or metallic tinting.
Peel off the protective backing from the removable locking adhesive strips and stick the adhesive side to the inside of the windshield. Press firmly against the glass to get a tight seal. Once installed, the MnPASS Switchable Tag can be removed from the adhesive strips and used in other vehicles.
Using a MnPASS tag to park at a Minneapolis St. Paul Airport parking facility
A new partnership with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) allows MnPASS customers to use their MNPASS tag (switchable tag or sticker tag) to enter and exit several MSP parking facilities.
How it works
Motorists must have a MnPASS account, a MnPASS tag and a ZipPass account. After both accounts are established, motorists can use their MnPASS tag to raise the gate arm/barrier at several MSP parking facilities.
The MnPASS and ZipPass accounts are treated as two separate accounts and fees cannot be combined. Motorists must log into the respective account to review parking or MnPASS trip/toll reports.
Motorists cannot use their ZipPass to drive in the MnPASS lanes. If motorists are caught driving in the MnPASS lanes during peak-travel times without a MnPASS tag, they are subject to a citation and fine.
Customers must return any MnPASS tags listed on their account before their account is closed. Tags can be mailed to the MnPASS Customer Service Center or dropped off at a distribution center. All tags listed on the account will remain active and the customer will be responsible for paying all tolls, citations and fines associated with the tag until the tag is returned to the MnPASS Customer Service Center. Once a tag is returned, it will be deactivated and the customer is not responsible for future fees or fines associated with the tag.