Getting Your Digital Car Tag (Marbete) in Puerto Rico
A new electronic tag will be replacing the traditional car tag, or marbete, that is affixed to the front window of your vehicle.
What is a Marbete Digital?
It’s the new electronic tag that will replace the traditional car tag, known in Puerto Rico as el marbete, that is affixed to the front window of your vehicle. If your *eligible vehicle already has an AutoExpreso Toll Stamp, you can register it through CESCO Digital so that it also serves as a Marbete Digital, or you can do it during the renewal process (marbete renewal info here). Once you have your Marbete Digital, you will not need to replace the sticker seal annually.
4 Important Things to Know About the Marbete Digital
- The Marbete Digital will be based on the electronic stamp used for AutoExpreso tolls. In order to register, you must already have an eligible AutoExpreso toll stamp affixed to the window of your vehicle or to the headlight of your motorbike. If you don’t have one and want to get one at no extra charge, you can wait for your next in-person renewal to receive one. FYI: Toll and marbete systems are not integrated, so they will remain separate processes.
🚨Hot tip! These toll stamps have a number beginning with “PRHT”. Have this number on hand as you will be asked for it when you are registering online.
- Starting September 1st, vehicle owners can renew their registration through the CESCO Digital app (iPhone or Android). For registering, you can also use the app or the www.cescodigital.pr.gov portal. Once your vehicle is eligible, you’ll receive instructions to complete the registration. You can also pay the annual fee and choose your compulsory insurance through the CESCO Digital app or portal.
- The renewal process can be completed digitally or in person. You can still visit authorized centers or sales points (inspection centers, banks, collection offices, and cooperatives) if you prefer to renew in person.
🚨Important! Do not remove the traditional marbete from your car before it has expired, have had your car inspected, and have paid the annual fee. Your marbete expires the last day of the month indicated in the car tag. Vehicle inspection remains mandatory to renew your marbete!
- The implementation process will occur in three phases.
Phase 1: The validation or registration of devices in CESCO Digital will begin on August 1, 2023.
Phase 2: Renewals for all eligible vehicles (see below) will start on September 1, 2023.
Phase 3: Renewals for heavy vehicles will start on December 1, 2023.