The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to the National Insurance Institute (INS), 28 percent of Costa Rica drivers still need to pay their marchamo (yearly car registration).

Vehicle owners have until Wednesday, December 31 to cancel their registration without risking fines. From that day, anyone without the permit is subject to a fine of ¢49,000 and license plate removal.

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Motorcycle owners are bigger procrastinators than car drivers: Less than 60 percent have complied with this obligation.

Of the 1,250,000 vehicles eligible for renewal, only 907,967 have obtained their annual permit.

If you still need to renew your marchamo, there are over 1,600 locations to make payment throughout the country. In addition, INS headquarters and the branch offices in Guadalupe, Desamparados, Pavas and Heredia will be open until noon on December 31. (Amelia Rueda)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica

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