Today I went to renew my big bore bike license. I was worried because it was a week overdue and I have less than 365 days left on my ARC. I walk into the DMV in Panchiao, I was expecting to be turned away or having to pay some fine or worse, not getting my license renewed. Went up to the counter, gave my ARC and license to the lady, she puts a stamp on the back of my license, hands my stuff back and says here you go. I was shocked, I asked her if I needed to pay anything. She told me it’s free. Free! I had my license renewed in less than 2 minutes. For anyone wanting to renew their license I highly recommend that you go to the Panchiao DMV. It is located down the street from the Chung-Ho Tax Office on Chung-Shan Road. From now on I’m doing everything on the same day. Renew my ARC at the Panchiao Poice Station, ride down the street to the DMV to renew my license, and then down the street again to do my taxes.
I hate living in Taipei County, but doing stuff here is so easy compare to the bullsh*t red tape that you have to go through in Taipei City. Not once have I been able to renew my ARC or my license without hassle in Taipei City, but never had a problem in Taipei County. They just stamp your stuff and you’re on your way.