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Old 10-26-2020, 11:56 PM   #1
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Florida Domicile - Impossible to Get DMV Appointment

Has anyone figured out a county where getting a DMV appointment is actually possible with, well, any mail service in the state? It looks like every appointment everywhere is full. Any ideas?
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:35 AM   #2
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I donít know how it works in Fl but I do know itís not as bad as Ca and here you can just walk in to a DMV without an apt and get your business done. Best in a small town though. In Ca if you live in a big city, you are better off driving 45 min to some smaller municipality where friendly people are waiting to help. Beats waiting in line for several hours to be told you have the wrong form or whatever. Good luck....Covid is the new great excuse for not meeting basic obligations...
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We changed our state of domicile from Alaska to Florida this past August. We use St. Brendan's Isle in Clay County Florida for our mail service. That is our mailing address and we are technically Clay County, FL residents. If you set up your mail service with SBI and become a Clay County resident you do not need an appointment with the DMV in Green Cove Springs. We had all our paperwork with us (make sure you have clear titles on your vehicles/rv or lien release paperwork prior to going to DMV) and walked out with new DL's and vehicle plates. New Florida titles were mailed to us a couple weeks later.
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We changed our state of domicile from Alaska to Florida this past August. We use St. Brendan's Isle in Clay County Florida for our mail service. That is our mailing address and we are technically Clay County, FL residents. If you set up your mail service with SBI and become a Clay County resident you do not need an appointment with the DMV in Green Cove Springs. We had all our paperwork with us (make sure you have clear titles on your vehicles/rv or lien release paperwork prior to going to DMV) and walked out with new DL's and vehicle plates. New Florida titles were mailed to us a couple weeks later.
Thanks. I was going to pull the trigger on their service but you need to own an RV first. My state has high sales taxes and stupidly high poorly calculated registration fees.
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I've always found the Marion County offices to be very accommodating. It's run by the Marion Tax Collector's office and they are big on friendly and helpful customer service. However, if you need a road test appointment, those are limited to county residents at this time (Covid restriction). Most things can be done online but walk-ins are welcome at the offices.



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Old 10-27-2020, 12:10 PM   #6
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In Michigan it's appointment only and you can't get one so you just drive. Police aren't writing tickets because the state will get sued.
Just received my plate reup in the mail and what a mess all new forms. Easy but more paper.
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Thanks. I was going to pull the trigger on their service but you need to own an RV first. My state has high sales taxes and stupidly high poorly calculated registration fees.
Do you not own a vehicle? If you have a SBI residency, get a FL driver's license. Do you intend to get a Florida DL, register your vehicles here and still reside in your present state? Fl sales tax is not all that low. The main draw, I believe is no state income tax. I don't see why you cannot walk into a Fl DMV, SBI residency in hand, current driver's license in hand and walk out with a FL driver's license.
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We live in Central Florida. Orange County is really bad for DMV wait times. We live in Seminole County and have always received A+ service in the DMV/Tax Collector's office. You wouldn't believe how friendly and helpful they are! You wouldn't know that you were in a government facility. Look around...many places in Florida are great.

BTW - never used an appointment, but then again, never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes either.
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Do you not own a vehicle? If you have a SBI residency, get a FL driver's license. Do you intend to get a Florida DL, register your vehicles here and still reside in your present state? Fl sales tax is not all that low. The main draw, I believe is no state income tax. I don't see why you cannot walk into a Fl DMV, SBI residency in hand, current driver's license in hand and walk out with a FL driver's license.
I live in a no income tax state with higher sales tax already and stupidly high (and inaccurate in big government's favor).

I intend to get a license and change my domescile and get an RV.
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We also used St .Brendan's Isle for our mail servicre as well as DL, and voter reg.

We just walked into DMV there with no appointment and walked out 30 min later wiht our new FL diver's lic., walked accross the street and got our voter registration done.

Very easy and we have use them now for 4 years withno problems.
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We also used St .Brendan's Isle for our mail servicre as well as DL, and voter reg.

We just walked into DMV there with no appointment and walked out 30 min later wiht our new FL diver's lic., walked accross the street and got our voter registration done.

Very easy and we have use them now for 4 years withno problems.
Those were pre-COVID times.
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Those were pre-COVID times.
As I stated in my earlier post if you use SBI it makes you a Clay County resident and no appointments are necessary for county residents. We did this just 2 months ago. However, if you don't have an RV and aren't going full time in one I'm not sure the point of your original intent to change your state of domicile and utilizing a mail forwarding service. I'm missing something?!?!
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I've read that normally Clay County uses the license tag numbers for SBI customers, as in 123456, Green Cove Springs, Fl, 32043, rather than the SBI address. If you don't have a registered vehicle there's nothing to provide a "residential" address. That is, you register your vehicle using the SBI address, then that registration provides your d/l address. Things may of course be different now.
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I've read that normally Clay County uses the license tag numbers for SBI customers, as in 123456, Green Cove Springs, Fl, 32043, rather than the SBI address. If you don't have a registered vehicle there's nothing to provide a "residential" address. That is, you register your vehicle using the SBI address, then that registration provides your d/l address. Things may of course be different now.
You are correct but they use the plate for your RV as your residential address not your tow vehicle or a toad.
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