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Old 10-03-2015, 05:18 PM
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Our attorney also advised us to get an Affidavit of Domicile wherein you declare FL your place of residence. We got this at the same place as the drivers licenses and car regs ( on 466). Cost us $10. He told us to attach a copy to our final state income tax form. We loved Sumter County's one-stop shopping.

Insurance (including health) is a big deal. Be sure to address it before anything else. We needed to change auto insurance carrier since the one up north only insures within that state. Our health insurance was a nationwide plan but many are not.

Good luck with your transition.

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Old 10-03-2015, 05:32 PM
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Along the lines of this thread, does anyone know the process and in what order? Change to FL license, register autos, change to FL insurance?

Should have answered this...our health insurance required no change. We took care of auto and car insurance first and then went to 466 center (Sheriff's building called ??) to get drivers licenses, register car, and Affidavit of Domicile. I think we even registered to vote there. Also applied for Homestead exemption. All in the same afternoon!

I do recall that you needed to provide proof of FL vehicle insurance before getting a drivers license and vehicle registration. So take care of insurance first. Take your vehicle with you...they go out to parking lot and take VIN number, etc.

They were amazing. Kind, helpful, professional, and courteous. We even met the famous Randy Mask (the tax collector).
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Along the lines of this thread, does anyone know the process and in what order? Change to FL license, register autos, change to FL insurance?
Might vary by the county you are in. In Marion County the tax collector will do it all. Very efficient and nice. Fl is trying to make it easy.

You do it all at the same time. Including registering to vote (this keys you in as a resident as you can only vote from your residence). You may have to pay a few hundred dollars per car. It is a one time deal. You could call or email the state for info but figure $500.00 per car. This is a guess but you get the idea, expensive. Do not recall if they charge for CC payments or if they take CC. Bring your check book.
You need to come to the tax office with your FL insurance card, NJ drivers license (you have to surrender), car (they want to check the VIN), any financing paperwork if you do not owe it, proof of address - utility bills, lease, deed etc. You can look up on the web site. Bring several forms of proof. You will get an eye sight test to see if you need glasses to drive. Probably no drivers test or questions.
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