There is a mobile trailer in front of the old jail that has only about 30 people in plastic chairs on a typical 8:00 opening – for a 30 min wait. They only request the old Registration Certificate and some ID. They check your documents, and give you ticket to take to the cashiers. … In at 7:55 & out by 8:40 => 45 minutes.
Jan 28 UPDATE:
Rather than all the documentation described by Merida Expat Services’ recent helpful instructions … Here’s a report from someone who just renewed their Yucatan vehicle’s annual ‘tarjeta de circulacion‘:
“We just renewed our car plates and all that was needed was last year’s paper work (Tarjeta de Circulacion) and ID. ”
“(At Siglo XXI) It took about three hours of waiting in line because there were so many people. Once we were with the clerk it only took a minute or so plus another minute or so at the pay counter. …. Received the renewal document at the pay counter and were on our way.
… Inquired if we could do multiple years and were told no. … The cost for our 2006 Nissan Murano was 307 pesos. … There were plenty of chairs for those waiting in line, we were in an air conditioned room and baños were close by. “
Jan. 22, 2016 Initial Post
It is now official:
~ We can renew our 2016 Yucatan vehicle annual ‘tarjeta de circulation‘ cards at any time (NOT dependent on license plate number).
~ There will be NO license plate renewals, as we just get a new 2016 Tarjeta de Circulacion (registration card).
~ The 2016 Tarjetas de Circulacion will be good for 1 year.
~ There are no tenencias (ownership taxes) owed after 2015, as long as all prior tenencias have been paid. …
As always, Mex. Gob. electronic records may not be up-to-date: So take in your 2015 tenencia receipt to show them when you go in for 2016 vehicle ‘tarjeta’ renewals.* If you were exempt from prior tenencias (due to having a cheaper vehicle), some people are saying we may still need to show the receipt for the last year you paid – though my wife was not required to do this.
*If they request it, and you no longer have the old tenencia receipt, you can go to any of the 3 Yucatan “DMV” locations, and use the “PRESUPUESTAS” window. Give them your current Tarjeta de circulacion and they will check for any outstanding tenencias, fines, tickets owed … and give you a printout of your records. (per Merida Expat Services)
*** NOTE THAT BASED ON THE MOST RECENT FIRST-PERSON Experience, We DO NOT NEED the old tenencia receipt … ***
~ There are three locations in Merida to get your 2016 renewed tarjeta:
– … SIGLO XXI (in South side), or
– … nearby the Kukulkan baseball field in South Merida, or
– … In front of the old city jail, Parque la Paz, on Av. Itzaes
~ Bring your old tarjeta and your ID.
One old report described a number of documents that are not currently required:
Old: Original Factura for your vehicle (dealer invoice), your passport and Mexican visa card, a CURRENT comprabante from CFE or Japay …. as originals and a copy of each. (Note that the original factura or title … nor the comprabante, may not be needed based on recent experiences at the Yucatan DMV offices.)
~ If you buy a vehicle and need to register it, go to the “modular vehicular” location west of Costco.
~ If you want to check to make sure the vehicle has no liens, tickets or tenencias owed, the “modular vehicular” location west of Costco handles these requests.
Note that the first 3 locations described above have had only modest lines and modest wait-times. The location behind COSTCO has however been inundated with applicants.
Thanks to Merida Expat Services for confirming these updates.
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