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rdhetrick

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Be careful with some of the advice here. It depends on the state you end up with. I can say that in Texas, a box at the UPS store isn't good enough for a domicile and you can't get a drivers license using one. I use one for other reasons, but I have a lease at a campground that is my official domicile. Escapees in Livingston TX is a popular one for those looking to domicile in TX.


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I would use my current address and have the post office hold my mail until I picked it up. Pretty easy at small post office. Once you have all your paperwork in hand you have a good buffer while planning your next move. I am in a RV resort in FL and you can use this as a permanent address. My mail is forwarded from NC.

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Flordia, Texas, SD and NV will let you register to a mail-service.
I "Rented" from my brother.. you may be able to "Rent" from a son or daughter.
Some Campgrounds also also let you "Register" there not all states will allow that however.


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I'm assuming, based on your posts, you would like to be "legal" as far as getting everything in place. Sure, there are ways to game the system depending on your particular persuasion but not everyone fits that mold. That's why it's imperative to research everything thoroughly before deciding. When we left California, who have the most aggressive tax collectors, I didn't want one knocking on my door later. So, from what you're saying is you want to remain a South Carolina resident. That narrows everything down a lot. Very few, if any, campgrounds allow you to use their address for your mail anymore. This has little to do with you and everything to do with them. Hopefully a campground owner will chime in as to why, but it's my understanding it has to do with tax breaks they receive. Too many 'residents' and they lose their campground status. As for using the PO box, the Patriot Act no longer allows us to use that for a permanent addy. If you live in a small town, often you can use the post office's street address and your po box as a #. That's what UPS stores and many smaller mail servicing outlets offer. I would caution you about using the campground's address as they could end that preference at any time. My advice is to do your own research. Dig through the IRS pages...it's in there. When we went full time, and sold our home, we began transferring everything to SD...banks, voter reg, savings accts etc etc. We then got our vehicles registered there as well as our crivers licenses. By the time escrow closed whatever we dealt with went to SD. California never knocked. [emoticon].....hope this helps....Dennis


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Hi Dennis, I went to the North Carolina DMV website and ask them the question. That was on the 15th and nothing yet. Like you, I have no desire to be looking over my shoulder about the state coming after me. I’ll let everyone know what I find out.

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Mondooker wrote:

Hi Dennis, I went to the North Carolina DMV website and ask them the question. That was on the 15th and nothing yet. Like you, I have no desire to be looking over my shoulder about the state coming after me. I’ll let everyone know what I find out.


While I know you intend to continue to stay in NC, here is some interesting reading for you. Be sure to pay attention to "Proving Your State of Domicile"...Dennis

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My situation has nothing to do with better tax implications. Mine is a simple matter of “I’ve lived in NC for years, sold my home and living in an RV park right down the road”. The RV park does allow mail delivery btw. My coach is up for a new license tag in May. What address do I use? I sent an email to the DMV a week ago asking this question but nothing so far.

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For now I'd use the campground's address. That may change in the future but for now that's exactly what it is....Dennis

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Mondooker wrote:

I don’t believe a P.O Box can be used for a title and license plate?
Just for mailing. List anyone you know as a street address but mail it to the Box.
That is how mine works but I also have a local home address.


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Take the advice in the link to "Domicile State" with a grain of salt. The writer is inclined to take the rules for one state and assume they apply everywhere in the world. This stuff is very spwfic to where you currently live, where you are trying to count as a resident, and where you physically spend your time after the move. be very,very careful if there is a substantial amount of money involved.

I once registered a motorhome in North Carolina based on the idea that Mayberry Campground in MT. Airy NC was going to host it in the winter for me while I went back to Nova Scotia. NC uses the place where the motorhome lives as the deciding item for registering in NC. That was in 2008 and with all the talk about people's 401C's becoming 001c's when someone knocked on our door in the campground in Florida and offered cash we took it


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