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Old 02-16-2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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Can I register a boat ( which may be purchased in FL) at my Florida address if it is a lot with a street address, but no home built? It has a dock.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:30 AM   #2
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If there's a mailbox for them to deliver the mail you can. All you need is a mailing address as they don't assume you are keeping the boat at your house. You might even be able to use an out of state mailing address. What's important is that you send them money.

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...All you need is a mailing address as they don't assume you are keeping the boat at your house. You might even be able to use an out of state mailing address. What's important is that you send them money.

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When we first registered Hobo in Florida, we were Washington State residents and used our Washington address. When we changed our residency last December to Florida and got our Florida drivers licenses, the DMV automatically changed our address. Along Ted's line, they just want their money.

If in doubt ask the DMV.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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Can I register a boat ( which may be purchased in FL) at my Florida address if it is a lot with a street address, but no home built? It has a dock.
They will be sending renewal notices to the address listed on your registration application. If there's no mailbox and/or nobody to check the mail, you're going to have a problem.

For the most accurate advice, I suggest asking the people where you register the boat. DNR or whatever it is called in FL.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:08 PM   #5
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They will be sending renewal notices to the address listed on your registration application. If there's no mailbox and/or nobody to check the mail, you're going to have a problem.

For the most accurate advice, I suggest asking the people where you register the boat. DNR or whatever it is called in FL.
They are the same agency as Department of Motor vehicles, and have no problem differentiating the physical address from the mailing address. My physical address is different from my mailing address for all vehicles, boats, tax bills, voter forms, licenses, and permits. I use a mailbox at a shipping store, and FL has no problem with that. FL get it right every time; they really want the money!

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What is your impression of FL vs WA? I'm thinking of doing this myself! I'm in Seattle.

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When we first registered Hobo in Florida, we were Washington State residents and used our Washington address. When we changed our residency last December to Florida and got our Florida drivers licenses, the DMV automatically changed our address. Along Ted's line, they just want their money.

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What is your impression of FL vs WA? I'm thinking of doing this myself! I'm in Seattle.
I'm not sure I understand your question but here goes. Changing residency/addresses was easy and no real cost. No state income income tax in either state. As far as the weather, population and politics, we'll leave that for another thread.
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lol. we know the weather is no fun from November til March. Summer is great though and really dry - I assume you agree with this....

WA is teetering on the verge of being California tax-wise. Seattle especially. The hubris is amazing.

Politically is great outside of Seattle metro.

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I'm not sure I understand your question but here goes. Changing residency/addresses was easy and no real cost. No state income income tax in either state. As far as the weather, population and politics, we'll leave that for another thread.
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If the boat is an "antique" over 30 years , after the first year you can get an antique registration.

For LUCY our 50 ft Navy Launch conversion a 2 year FL renewal was $7.50 total.
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We did it with Becca and they had no problem taking the sales tax too.
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In FL, you can use whatever address you wish, PO, home, wherever. And you really don't have to receive mail, if you don't want. You can still pay the bill every year without an address (but they like one).

Yes, they just want the money.
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