October 31st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Beginning tomorrow, motorists who have license plates ending in ‘1’ who have not exchanged their plates for new alphanumeric plates will face fines of ¢20,000 on the nation’s roadways.
According to the National Registry, 27,565 such vehicles have yet to make the change and face fines beginning tomorrow.
Long lines could be seen at National Registry offices throughout the country yesterday.
Also beginning tomorrow, motorists with license plates ending in ‘2’ can begin to exchange their plates.
Vehicle owners can make the change at the National Registry’s headquarters or at regional offices in Paseo Colon (San José), Alajuela, Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos), Limon, Liberia, Puntarenas and Perez Zeledon.
Forms are also available on the National Registry’s web site at http://www.rnpdigital.com.
The new plates cost ¢15,000 for passenger vehicles and ¢8,000 for motorcycles.