Parking via SMS

Customers of Bulgaria’s mobile operators may park on public streets and squares in the municipality, which are within the limits of the Blue Zone Scheme for paid short-stay parking by sending a short text message (SMS) to number 1302 containing the national license plate number (without writing the country-of-origin abbreviation). The SMS must be typed in with the mobile phone set to Bulgarian/English if the system is to fully register the message’s content. The system accepts any combination of 4 to 9 symbols as a license plate number.
Payment verification and monitoring of the actual time the vehicle has spent parked in the Blue Zone is implemented using a voucher bought by the driver or by a SMS.

The SMS notification of parking has to be sent immediately after the vehicle is parked in a parking space within the BLUE ZONE. The system sends an answer of “You have successfully paid the parking of СА1234НН (for example) until 01:32 pm”. The client should leave the vehicle after receipt of the SMS for successful payment for a vehicle with the relevant license plate number (LPN). Please check whether the LPN matches the one stated in the system SMS. If payment via SMS fails, the client must pay by voucher.

The hourly price for the Parking via SMS and Phone Call Parking services with VAT is set by the Capital Municipal Council and is equal to the price for voucher parking with VAT, while the cost of the SMS is set individually according to the mobile phone plan of the client.


  • Examples for parking via SMS 2009-03-04 15:43:00

    Correct Input Wrong Input СА1234АВ SA1234AV CA1234BP SA1234VR CA1234KH SA1234KN CO1234XX   SO1234HH*   In the last example "O" (letter) and "0" (number) are two different items. The content of the SMS must literally reproduce the license plate of the relevant vehicle...

  • Parking via SMS 2009-02-27 14:36:20

    Customers of Bulgaria’s mobile operators may park on public streets and squares in the municipality that are within the limits of the Blue Zone Scheme for paid short-stay parking by sending a short text message (SMS) to number 1302...