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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit
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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit

The Tico Times - November 1, 2017

The National Insurance Institute (INS) begins collecting payments today for 2018 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make and use of…

Transit police confiscate hundreds of license plates for failure to pay marchamo
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Transit police confiscate hundreds of license plates for failure to pay marchamo

The Tico Times - January 3, 2017

The new year has taken a sour start for drivers in Costa Rica who failed to pay the annual vehicle tax, the marchamo. Traffic Police spokeswoman Wendy…

Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November
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Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos, for 2017 on Nov. 1, and motorists will likely have to pay more than…

Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday
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Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday

L. Arias - November 22, 2015

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting payments next week for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. This year, motorcyclists will pay ₡16.284 ($30) less compared to the…

Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up
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Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

The cost of getting your vehicle inspected in Costa Rica will not be going up next year, despite attempts to raise the charge more than 200 percent.…

Taxi fares in Costa Rica to drop again
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Taxi fares in Costa Rica to drop again

L. Arias - November 19, 2015

Taxi fares in Costa Rica are set to drop again, despite opposition from cab drivers. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved decreases in fares ranging from 3 to 20…

Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent
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Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent

L. Arias - November 19, 2015

Riteve SyC, the private company responsible for carrying out mandatory vehicle inspections in Costa Rica, asked the government this week to let it hike rates up to 205…

Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on time
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Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on time

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

At noon today, the National Insurance Institute (INS) Wednesday closed collection at their facilities of the year-end auto registration fee and mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
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Crime
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Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…

Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates
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Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday…