Correos clerks accepting money for postal boxes

Here’s one item that has not increased this year: Correos de Costa Rica still is charging 10,000 colons, about $20.60, for a postal box.

The agency said Friday that cashiers are ready to take the money from the 51,348 clients who now have boxes at the various postal offices. The fee is for all of 2013.

If the box holder fails to pay by Jan. 31, the price goes up 50 percent. Customers can lose the box if they do not pay by the end of March.

Correos de Costa Rica also said that 20,000 more boxes are being put into service at the agency’s 117 offices. These can be rented for a first-time fee of 20,000 colons, the agency said.

Individuals need a cédula or other valid identification. Corporate clients need to have the personaría juridica of the company and a copy for the initial purchase, the agency said.

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