Selling and marchamo

Hello,
I've been away from Costa Rica for a couple years now. I'm back again for a bit and looking to sell my bike.
I'm told marchamo has to be back paid now before selling. Is this true? Does the new buyer have responsibility? And what would the estimated cost be?
Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer

Canashells :

Hello,
I've been away from Costa Rica for a couple years now. I'm back again for a bit and looking to sell my bike.
I'm told marchamo has to be back paid now before selling. Is this true? Does the new buyer have responsibility? And what would the estimated cost be?
Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer

Hola Canashells,

Welcome to Expat.com!

When you say "bike" I am assuming you're referring to a motorcycle I hope.   :)   Yes, you do have to be paid current on the Marchamo in order to sell it.  Technically, you are responsible for paying it as title cannot transfer until it's paid.   The other option would be to find a buyer who would agree to pay it but you would have to reduce the price of the moto to offset the difference.

You can go online and/or text to find out what is owed.  You just enter your license plate number to find out the balance.  DOES SOMEONE KNOW THE TEXT NUMBER OR WEB ADDRESS FOR THIS???  I couldn't find it.

If you have your old Marchamo, you can also take it to the bank or to INS to get the amount owed.

- Expat Dave
Expat.com Team Member

http://marchamo.ins-cr.com/Marchamo/Mar … chamo.aspx

http://portal.ins-cr.com/marchamo/march … chamo.aspx

Thanks so much for your help. It's a scooter actually

Turns out I need a carborator now so....can anyone recommend a taxi truck co that can drive it in the Parrots area to Manuel Antonio?

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