2014-marchamoToday is the last day to pay the 2014 Marchamo without incurring late payment fees and interest starting on January 1, and according to the INS, one third of vehicle owners have yet to make their payment.

In fact, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) – state insurer responsible for the payment collection – expects 16% of vehicles owners to default.

On Monday, lines at banks and other financial institutions, like Servimas, the lines were long.

Up to 10am Monday, the INS reported some 339.000 vehicles had not yet had the Marchamo paid. The INS said it expects one half of them to be paid by close of business today.

According to INS deputy general manager, Franciso Soto, the majority of the non-payers are owners of light duty vehicles (vans and pickups) and motorcycles.

The INS offices will be closed at noon today. Payment at banks and financial institutions will depend on their working hours today. Payment can also be made online at  Make sure you print out a receipt of the payment. With online payments you do not get the sticker immediately, having proof of payment come tomorrow will help you avoid getting a ticket from the Policia de Transito.

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  • expatin paradise

    I tried to pay this today for my old jeep at the local mercado where I paid the one on my other car, but was told that they couldn’t take payments today, that I’d have to pay at the bank, which was already closed. I tried to pay on line (the site info is not provided above and is in Spanish only), but the site didn’t like my ID number and wouldn’t process the payment. I generally don’t wait until the last minute, but it was a tough month and I had to wait for my pension to be paid to my account. Fortunately, I don’t need to use the jeep (which isn’t even running),.so I’ll take the hit on the fine next month. Since so many Ticos do wait until the last day to pay everything and so many places close IN ANTICIPATION OF holidays, it is no wonder that so many marchamos will be paid late.