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Can anyone tell me how we go about making an appointment to become a resident, get a Florida drivers license, register to vote and whatever else we need to do, as a new homeowner in TV? I’m hoping with so many new residents, it will be a smooth process. Any help will be appreciated.
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Can anyone tell me how we go about making an appointment to become a resident, get a Florida drivers license, register to vote and whatever else we need to do, as a new homeowner in TV? I’m hoping with so many new residents, it will be a smooth process. Any help will be appreciated.
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If you live in Sumter, just go to the Service Center near Pinellas shopping plaza. Look for the gold dome. There’s a library there and a one stop shop for everything you need, including applying for homestead. Very nice folks who are happy to help.
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Thank you! Do we need an appointment?
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Thank you! Do we need an appointment?
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I actually live in Hawkins. Will I use the same location?
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I will second the "gold dome" place as a great example of how local government should interact with citizens. I kept waiting for a "catch" but they are just friendly people doing a good job.
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If you live in Sumter, just go to the Service Center near Pinellas shopping plaza. Look for the gold dome. There’s a library there and a one stop shop for everything you need, including applying for homestead. Very nice folks who are happy to help.
You don't need to live in Sumter County to use the gold dome facility. Licensing, titles, registration, and most of what they do are all Florida state functions.
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I actually live in Hawkins. Will I use the same location?
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I actually live in Hawkins. Will I use the same location?
Process was really smooth for us, but the one hiccup that arose was because our address was so new we needed a piece of mail with our address. Luckily the library was next door and we could pull our car insurance bill. Other than that, all was easy peasy
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Go to the website first so you know what paperwork to bring. Otherwise, it’ll be a wasted trip. Sumtertaxcollector.com
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Can anyone tell me how we go about making an appointment to become a resident, get a Florida drivers license, register to vote and whatever else we need to do, as a new homeowner in TV? I’m hoping with so many new residents, it will be a smooth process. Any help will be appreciated.
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Do not forget to do the affidavit of intent to reside.
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You can, and would be happy you did.
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Do not forget to do the affidavit of intent to reside.
I never did an affidavit of intent to reside. I had no problems.
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The Gold Dome is the best run DMV I've ever been in.
I think you need your marriage license also IF you're married...
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