Starting Monday July 15, all vehicle owners will be required to changeover their “old” metal license plates for the new, a changeover that will be ongoing for the next 30 months.
Starting Monday and for the next three months, all the old license plates ending in 1 must be turned in for the new; plates ending in 2 begin the changeover in October; ending with plates ending in 0 in the last quarter of 2015.
The changeover is compulsory.
The cost is ¢15.000 colones for each pair of license plates, ¢8.000 for motorcycles.
The Registro Nacional promises a quick and secure process. For vehicle owners who cannot personally take part in the changeover, can assign a third party, providing the Registro with a notarized authorization.