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Fines in Bulgaria. How to find out and how to pay?

 

          You can get the fine according to the protocol drawn up on the spot, or receive it by mail from the cameras, they arrive at the place of registration of the owner of the vehicle, or you can find out about them online (only who has taxpayer number of Bulgaria - that is, citizens of Bulgaria or has  a permanent residence in Bulgaria) and directly at the Police department for foreign citizens or legal entities (company owners).

         Keep in mind, that in Bulgaria there is a system of discounts within a month from the date of receipt of the fine and it is 30%.  After that you will have to pay 100%, if within a month you do not pay the penalty and you will drive a vehicle, the police are entitled to withdraw your driver’s license during the next inspection.

        If you rent a car, your driver’s license (copy), together with the rental agreement and a fine for refusing to pay, are sent to the Police and then written off from the rental company to the driver (Lessee).

 Payment of the fine can be made online, through any bank or directly to the Police through the cashier.

 

Check the validity of the vignette: here. If not, check for a fine: here.

 

 The most common car rental in our practice are given below.  Data taken from Police departament website mvr.bg

 Penalties for violations of the speed regime are regulated in Art.  182 of the Law on Road Traffic (we clarify, at the time of this writing - 2019 year).


       The first group refers to drivers of vehicles that have exceeded the maximum permitted speed in settlements.
 In these cases, a driver exceeding the allowed maximum speed in the village is punished as follows:
 1. for excess of 10 km / h. - a fine of BGN 20;
 2. for excess from 11 to 20 km / h. - a fine of 50
BGN;
 3. for excess from 21 to 30 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 100;
 4. for excess from 31 to 40 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 400;
 5. for excess of 40 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 600;
 6. for speeding more than 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 700.  and three months of deprivation of the right to drive a motor vehicle, while for each subsequent 5 km / h exceeding more than 50 km / h the fine is increased by 50
BGN


 The second group refers to drivers of vehicles that have exceeded the maximum permitted speed outside the settlements.
 In these cases, a driver exceeding the permitted speed outside the settlement is punished as follows:
 1. for excess of 10 km / h. - a fine of BGN 20;
 2. for excess from 11 to 20 km / h. - a fine of 50
BGN;
 3. for excess from 21 to 30 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 100;
 4. for excess from 31 to 40 km / h. - with a fine of 300
BGN;
 5. for excess from 41 to 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 400;
 6. for speeding more than 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 600.at the same time, for each next 5 km / h exceeding more than 50 km / h, the penalty increases by 50
BGN

 

 If you own a car and do not fulfill your duty to conclude compulsory insurance, then you are subject to an administrative penalty (fine) of BGN 250, if you are an individual, if the vehicle belongs to a legal entity, a property fine of BGN 2000. Driving a car (  if it differs from the owner) must pay a fine of BGN 400.

 

 Now, if you are caught without a vignette, the attacker will be asked to pay a compensation fee on the spot and an act will not be issued to him.  Compensation fee can be paid on the spot only with a debit or credit card and is 70 leva, respectively, for a car.  If it is not paid on the spot under such control, it can be repaid by bank transfer.  If the driver does not pay the compensation fee within a 14-day period, a fine will come into force.  Then the fine for cars is 300 BGN

 

 Even for the onset of a traffic accident are fined!

 Due to movement with speeding and non-observance of the distance - a fine of up to BGN 200.

 

 Documents and verification.

 Does not carry a driver’s license, a control ticket and a vehicle coupon - a fine of 10 BGN

 In case of refusal to submit documents for verification, the law shall be confiscated for a period of 1 to 6 months and a fine of 50 to 200 BGN

 

 Alcohol

 At a concentration of more than 0.5-0.8 ppm inclusive -6 months without a driver’s license and a fine of BGN 500.

 At a concentration of more than 0.8-1.2 ppm inclusive, a year without a driver’s license and a fine of BGN 1000.

 

 Parking

 Parking on site for the disabled - a fine of 200 BGN
 Parking in parks, gardens, playgrounds, playgrounds intended only for pedestrians, on sidewalks - a fine of BGN 50 to 200 BGN
 Parking in the area of ​​a bicycle or bus path - a fine of 50 BGN
 Stand or park as the second row in the active lane - a fine of 50 BGN
 Parking at the bus stop - fine from 20 to 150 BGN
 Wrong parking- 20 BGN

 

What is the procedure if a trusted person has committed a violation on my car?

Within 14 days after receiving the electronic fine, the owner or legal representative must appear in the traffic police sector or the Ministry of Internal Affairs at a permanent address to fill out a declaration according to the sample that will be provided to him ”
The latter personally fills out a declaration in the presence of a police officer, in which he indicates the data about the person who committed the violation,and applies a copy of his driver's license. After clarifying all the data, the declaration is accepted and signed by the police officer. The specified person is issued and sent an electronic fine for the violation, and the original one is canceled. The declaration must list three names of the person who committed the violation, his permanent address, the category of the certificate of driving and where it was issued. This also applies to persons without a permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria.
If the Declaration States a person without a permanent address In Bulgaria and provided a copy of a foreign driver's license, requires that the owner or legal representative have provided written details about the reasons for the granting of the vehicle, where the man was during his stay, what date it arrived and left the country, as well as its permanent address, to notify the country of origin.

 

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