from the sofia echo
As of February 1 2010, motorists driving outside cities, towns and villages without road tax vignettes will be fined 100 leva each. The fine for drivers of lorries with a weight of up to 12 tons will be 500 leva while drivers of lorries and buses with a weight of more than 12 tons will pay a fine of 1000 leva.
January 31 2010 was the last day when motorists could drive around Bulgaria with 2009 road vignette stickers.
Vignettes are sold through the central and regional offices of the National Road Infrastructure Agency, through specialised units of the Customs Agency at border crossings or through distributors, including many petrol stations and Piccadilly food-store chain.
The vignettes are sold with a validity ranging from one day to one year. The annual vignette for light motor vehicles costs 67 leva, while the monthly one costs 25 leva and the weekly one 10 leva.
Road tax vignettes can be bought online from www.vinetka.com
. The site, available in Bulgarian and English, is set up by the Vignette Sticker Distribution consortium. Payment of orders can be done via credit card or bank transfer.
Delivery of ordered vignettes, within Bulgaria, is done by courier service and costs six leva. Vignettes are delivered within Sofia the next working day; for the rest of the country delivery time is up to three working days.