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Ted Morgen
post Oct 4 2013, 01:05 AM
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I'm sure this subject has been covered before but since the Dept. of Homeland Security has made so many changes in licensing, I wonder what is the best way to deal with having an address in order to maintain driver licenses and registrations on vehicles when you are full time and no longer own a home. We currently live in Florida and you have to go through hoops to prove who you are and where you live to get a driver's license here. I am guessing that you can't use a P.O. Box on a license any more. Anyone have any ideas? IF I do this I will be traveling and staying in
Florida, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington State and New Jersey. Most of the time between Arizona and Washington. Any advice from anyone in any state would be appreciated.
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post Oct 4 2013, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for the link, Dutch. That was very helpful. Like the dummy-proof check list. smile.gif

But I didn't find an answer as to whether one is able to use a Florida mail service/PO box for the address on a FL license. Any ideas on that?


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post Oct 4 2013, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE(GandJ @ Oct 4 2013, 06:52 PM) *

Thanks for the link, Dutch. That was very helpful. Like the dummy-proof check list. smile.gif

But I didn't find an answer as to whether one is able to use a Florida mail service/PO box for the address on a FL license. Any ideas on that?

Florida does require a street address on driver's licenses, even if your mail is received at a PO box. As most of the commercial mail forwarders typically used by RV'ers do supply you with a street address that includes a number that can be listed as a "suite" instead of a "box" number, I suspect that's not an issue. The best answer though, might be to give one of the mail forwarders a call about meeting driver's license address requirements, such as the popular St Brendan's Isle at 800-544-2132.


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post Oct 5 2013, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE(Dutch_12078 @ Oct 4 2013, 07:29 PM) *

As most of the commercial mail forwarders typically used by RV'ers do supply you with a street address that includes a number that can be listed as a "suite" instead of a "box" number, I suspect that's not an issue.


Ah, cool! Thanks for reminding me of that. Here's a little-bit-o-happiness from the web site of
the mail forwarding place we use and is seems to confirm that you are (as usual) correct:

Q. Will I have a Florida street address?
A. Yes. A physical street address is required to obtain a driver's license, vehicle registration and have packages delivered from commercial carriers such as FedEx, DHL and UPS.

Example of New Address:
Your Name
5715 Hwy 85 North #000
Crestview, FL 32536

Guess we're set. smile.gif


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