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People who do not pay the fee will be denied reentry to Costa Rica for a term equivalent to three times the period of time he or she spent in the country without a permit.
Costa RIca's new digital certificates include an alphanumeric security code that allows any interested party to confirm the certificate’s validity.
Vehicle owners in Costa Rica can find out exactly how much they owe for the yearly circulation permit, "marchamo," starting Monday on the INS website, by text or by calling a toll free number.
Changes in the online registration system aim to prevent users from snatching up appointments en masse and then reselling them.
The National Insurance Institute (INS) at noon Wednesday closed collection at their facilities of the year-end auto registration fee and mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, and reported that some 78.9 percent of motorists made the payment on time.
The highest traffic fine – Class A – will increase from ₡293,000 ($553) to ₡306,000 ($578), the Public Works and Transport Ministry's Traffic Department reported. Class A fines include driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an expired license.
Costa Rica’s Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) has published a new manual for mandatory technical vehicle inspections, conducted by the Spanish-Costa Rican company Riteve SyC. A total of 14 changes were published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta on Nov. 21, and will take effect in January 2015.