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Old 09-19-2016, 01:32 PM   #21
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Solved!

It required making an in person visit to DOL and explaining the situation. An override was issued and I have a valid driver's license.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:48 PM   #22
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So much for stone bureaucrats.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:28 PM   #23
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Going through the exact same issue this week myself. The solution was to go into the marina office and get a mailbox from them (seems like a common issue in Washington). The mailbox is listed as Unit number like a condo. So the address is the marina street address plus unit number after the street name. The slip number will not work.

I still get my mail at our PO Box. Really nothing changes except for the titles to the vehicles and the my drivers license... Oh and my voting registration.

I see no reason to check the box for mail at the marina more than a couple of times a month to toss out junk mail.

Good luck!
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:38 PM   #24
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More and more there are address verification systems being used. I have had my personal address rejected a number of times by computer systems. My street is odd in that it is "Street Court West" Most of the time it is written as "St. Ct. W." but I have seen it rejected unless it is written as "Street Ct W".

The point is that some addresses run afoul of these checking systems. You either have to find the magic combination that makes the computer happy, or you have to speed to a Mk I human who can take care of it as Portage Bay did.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:40 PM   #25
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You often just have to get to a human rather than a pre-programmed system, and a human in a position to use common sense. We only get junk mail at our home as we use a PO Box. However, we never know which name of our street to use. We don't even know how on google and bing maps. One accepts the number and the other wants the name it's given.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:18 PM   #26
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Gotta love NJ...

When I called the state level supervisor with the whole living on the boat deal....she said that it was a Homeland Securitity rule, there was nothing she could do about it, and it was my problem as driving is a priveledge and my getting a license without meeting their criteria was my problem, not a state problem.

You can only guess what I thought to say to her in a millisecond.....

Fortunate for her...I just hung up.....

When I finally went to the actual DMV local office...they recognized me and didn't even ask for some of the proofs.

Once again the old adage we used when scheduling icebreaker trips rang true..."Plan ahead, plan twice".....
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:06 PM   #27
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For physical address we have always used the marina with an optional po box to be mailed.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:26 PM   #28
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Larry, are you using a friend/relative for forwarding or a forwarding service?
Started as a business now a friend. She's sorta of retired so she says.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:33 PM   #29
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Here's a good discussion on the best mail services from a PNW couple. I hope this will help.

The best mail services for cruisers | Sailing Totem
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