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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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…

Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices
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Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices

L. Arias - November 21, 2014

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that RITEVE SyC, the private company responsible for certifying mandatory technical vehicle inspections, submitted rate hike requests of up to…

Insurance Institute begins collecting marchamo payments this week
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Insurance Institute begins collecting marchamo payments this week

L. Arias - November 10, 2014

The National Insurance Institute (INS) begins collecting payments today for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, from an estimated 1.2 million auto owners across the country.…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
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No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…

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Traffic Police issue 225 fines to motorists for not paying marchamo

L. Arias - January 2, 2014

Traffic Police officers began issuing fines Wednesday to motorists not carrying the mandatory vehicle insurance sticker, or marchamo. Police issued 105 citations during the first day of 2014…