Traffic Police

2683 Providing a third registration plate for a vehicle

For vehicles with mounted luggage-racks/carriers covering the rear registration plate and having a space specified by the manufacturer for installation of a registration plate, a third plate with registration number is issued.
Based on: Ordinance No I-45/2000 on Registration, Report, Stopping from Motion and Putting in Motion, Suspension, Termination and Restoration of Registration of Motor Vehicles and Trailers Towed by them, and the Order for Providing Data on Registered Vehicles - Art. 10, Para. 9
Authority providing the administrative service:
Traffic Police Units with Sofia Metropolitan Directorate of the Ministry of Interior and the Regional Directorates of the Ministry of Interior
Deadline for service provision – up to 10 days
Validity of the document / individual administrative act: Unlimited
Restrictions and conditions:
The service is provided by the Traffic Police unit by permanent address/ headquarters of the applicant.
A third registration plate is issued only for already registered vehicles.
A third registration plate is issued for vehicles with mounted racks/carriers for transportation of luggage, which cover the rear registration plate, and which have a space designated by the rack manufacturer for mounting a registration plate.
The content of the registration number, written on the third plate, is the same as that of the main vehicle, with an additional digit put between the code for the place of registration and the first digit/letter of the serial number.
Requirements, procedures, instructions
I. Submitting an application
The application is a free form text accompanied by copies of document (s) proving the applicant’s ownership of the vehicle’s additional luggage carrier on which the third plate will be mounted.

II. Notifying the applicant
Traffic Police informs the applicant when the plate is manufactured, and invites him/her to present the vehicle with the mounted luggage rack/carrier at the respective Traffic Police unit, for performing the procedure related to change of registration and mounting the third plate.

A fee defined in Tariff 4 on Fees Collected by the Ministry of Interior under the Law on State fees.

The service can be paid in one of the following ways:
At a desk in an administrative service unit by a bank card;
By a bank transfer

Regional Directorates of Ministry of Interior

Other Ministry structures
  • Metropolitan Directorate of Interior
  • Traffic Police
  • Blagoevgrad
  • Burgas
  • Varna
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Vidin
  • Vratsa
  • Gabrovo
  • Dobrich
  • Kardzhali
  • Kyustendil
  • Lovech
  • Montana
  • Pazardzhik
  • Pernik
  • Pleven
  • Plovdiv
  • Razgrad
  • Ruse
  • Silistra
  • Sliven
  • Smolyan
  • Sofia
  • Stara Zagora
  • Targovishte
  • Haskovo
  • Shumen
  • Yambol