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Relocating to South Florida

If you are planning a move to the Fort Lauderdale area you can find all the information you need to get settled in and meet all of the local requirements right here. Contact information for local and state agencies is also supplied here.

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Establishing Legal Residency

To become a resident of Florida, a person must establish a home or a permanent dwelling place and demonstrate the intent to make Florida the place of permanent legal residence. There is no fixed waiting period required before a person can become a resident. Simply produce proof of intent to establish residence by filing a sworn statement with the Clerk of the Court in the county where your new residence is located. There is a fee, and a driverís license or other picture identification is required for recording the affidavit.

Clerk of the Court Office
201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 130
Fort Lauderdale, 33301
(954) 831-5504

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Voter Registration

In the State of Florida, you must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years old by Election Day to register to vote. If you have been convicted of a felony or declared mentally incompetent, you must have had your civil rights or mental competency restored before you can register. Proof of residency is not required and there are no residency requirements; however you must be a legal resident of the county you are registering in.

Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons that meet the requirements. In Broward County there are many agencies where you can register or get registration forms. If you need more information regarding the closest agency, or to obtain a form by mail, contact the Supervisor of Elections office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Supervisor of Elections Main Office
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 102
Fort Lauderdale, 33301
(954) 357-7050

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November 2016 Member of the Month 

Andy Perrot, Lightship Entertaintment

Andy has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2013.  Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College in 1990 and initially worked at WCVB-TV in Boston before being hired by Lifetime Television in New York. In 1997 Andy was recruited by Disney to work as a Producer in Orlando. He left Disney in 1999 to start his own production company, Lightship Entertainment. Lightship Media is a full service production company specializing in producing television shows, commercials and promotional videos of all kinds. Under Andy’s supervision, the company has produced more than a dozen prime time shows for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and Destination America on various subjects ranging from the thrill rides at Walt Disney World to the latest innovations in concept car design. Andy is actively involved in the Chamber through the GLBX Council and the GLBX Leads Group. He serves on the GLBX Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair Elect for 2017. Andy played a crucial part in planning the very successful Artopia event; one of the Chambers’ annual events held at the NSU Museum of Art in 2016. On his free time, Andy spends time with his dog Bella and enjoys spending time with friends on his boat.