||Wednesday, March 1, 2000
||What are the residency requirements for Florida?
||The general requirements for declaration of domicile are set
forth in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 222.17. You can access
the Florida Statutes online at:
From here click on 2000 Florida Statutes (Full Volume).
Then click on TITLE XV.
Then click on Chapter 222.
Specific requirements for certain instances, such as college
admission, divorce, probate, etc. may vary, but all would be
found in the Florida Statutes.
Chapter 240.1201 of the Florida Statutes-Determination of
Resident Status for Tuition Purposes-deals with the requirements
for establishing residency in order to qualify for the in-state
tuition rate at Florida's colleges.
In order to register to vote, you need only give a street address
at the time of registration. There is no time factor. It can
be as soon as you have an address.
For a driver's license, you must have resided in Florida
for 30 days and provide proof of residency such as an envelope
with your Florida address.
Each county offers a "proof of domicile" form that you may
pick up at the circuit court office in the Florida county
in which you live once you have moved here.
See also Florida Statutes 196.015 on determination of permanent
residency to establish a homestead exemption on property taxes.