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December vehicle registration deadlines extended to Jan. 31

Transportation and Public Works Secretary Eileen Vélez Vega

By The Star Staff

Transportation and Public Works Secretary Eileen Vélez Vega signed Resolution 2022-01 on Wednesday to extend until Jan. 31 the term of validity and renewal of motor vehicle registrations and inspection stickers whose expiration date fell in December 2021.

“Resolution 2022-01 is signed in order to offer more options to citizens who have not yet been able to obtain the [inspection] sticker and thus provide more tools in favor of drivers who use our public roads on a daily basis,” Vélez Vega said. “As is generally known, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all production areas; likewise, the distribution of inspection stickers at the island level.”

The resolution also extends the validity of the authorization for the sale of the 2022 inspection stickers, widely known as “marbetes” in Spanish, at the official inspection stations until Jan. 31.

“To meet the high demand for the sale of marbetes in 2022, it is necessary to allow the continuity of their sale through the official inspection stations,” Vélez Vega said. “With this resolution, the sale of marbetes in inspection centers is added to the islandwide ‘colecturías’ that, according to Regulation 7831, known as the ‘Regulation for the Sale of Motor Vehicle Registration Stickers by Official Inspection Stations,’ were the only ones authorized to sell 2022 marbetes. In this way, citizens who for some reason have not been able to obtain their marbete corresponding to December 2021 have more alternative points of sale.”

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