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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 Voter Registration Vehicle Registration
Florida Drivers License Florida Seat Belts Laws Vessel Registration
Marriage License Occupational License Pet Regulations
Fishing/Hunting - Fresh water Fishing/Hunting - Salt water Fishing/Hunting - Hunting
Broward County Library Taxes - Broward County Taxes - State of Florida
Intangible Personal Property Tax Sales Tax FL Dep't of Revenue Service Centers

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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