Control on the road

If you have not paid vignette charge for the use of the paid road network, you are an infringer and are subject to penalty.

Infringement is determined through the Electronic system and through the stationary and mobile cameras of the National Toll Administration located on the road. Control of the payment of vignette charge will be performed by the authorities of the Ministry of Interior as well as the National Customs Agency in the cases where the vehicle leaves the territory of Bulgaria through the border crossing points.

Around 300 stationary cameras and 105 vehicles with cameras will be functioning on the roads of Bulgaria which will control, in a twenty-four-hour regime, the payment of the respective road charge – e-vignette, by reading of the registration number of the vehicle and verification in the system.

 

The penalties for not paid road charge vary from 300 leva for a light vehicle up to 1800 leva for heavy gross vehicles.

Starting from 2019 a compensatory charge is implemented where by determination of infringement it is possible to voluntary pay the use of the paid network without enforcing an act for determination of administrative infringement and without higher penalty being due – a fine.

A draft of a Council of Ministers Decree is under consideration on the following compensatory charges:
 

Category 1

Category 2

Category 

3

Euro 0, І,

ІІ

Euro ІІІ, ІV, V, ЕЕV and higher

Euro

0, І, ІІ

Euro

ІІІ,

ІV, V, ЕЕV and higher

Prices for the compensatory charge in leva

 

175

125

70

 

Additional information is available here.

Control of the payment of vignette charges will be performed by the bodies of the National Toll Directorate, the Ministry of Interior, as well as the National Customs Agency in the cases where the vehicle leaves the territory of Bulgaria through the border crossing points.

 


CONTROL PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CUSTOMS AGENCY AT BORDER CROSSING POINTS IN DIRECTION “EXIT”

 

 

 

Serving statements for previously determined infringements:

-    by control in the back office and sending by mail;
-    by on-the-spot check when there are archived acts for that person in the system.

 

On-the-spot check

It is performed by:
RIA bodies („National Toll Administration“), Ministry of Interior and National Customs Agency

It is performed under the following condition:
By routine check or in case there are data available for use of the paid road network without meeting the obligation for payment of road charges during the particular travel or any previous travel – i.e. no payment is recorded in the electronic system of RIA.

It is performed by stopping the vehicle