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Old 05-10-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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if i am going to be back and fourth between california and vegas do i need to have a nevada drivers license. i would like to purchase a condo/house there??? thanks for any input
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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I have read on the Vegas forum of mention that you can get a seasonal NV DL....
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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if i am going to be back and fourth between california and vegas do i need to have a nevada drivers license. i would like to purchase a condo/house there??? thanks for any input
You do not need a NV DL to own a home or use it in NV. If you maintain a residence somewhere else you can either come and go...if you don't stay too ling...or get a Nevada temporary license.

The temporary is for snow birds and such and gives you mostly local privileges for such things as show discounts. Also guarantees no hassle in an traffic stop.

If you keep a car in NV you should register it in NV. If it is based in CA then in CA.
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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trouble is that cars do not necessarily have or need bases in the physical world, only in the legal. But the simple way is that you can only vote in one place and you might as well have a DL in the place where you vote.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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ha ha-- good one

So what do you do if you are 50-50?
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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ha ha-- good one

So what do you do if you are 50-50?
Whatever you want. Residence lies mostly in the eyes of the beholder. If you make income in CA you have to declare it there. But otherwise it is dealers choice.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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If you're going 50/50 CA/NV it makes a lot of sense to have a legal residence in NV for tax purposes. I'm guessing car insurance is lower in NV but don't know for a fact.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE (the O-N-E)
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Nevada makes it very hard to get a DL if you are under 25. When I moved from Cali to Iowa all i had to do was give them my Cali license and pay $20 and they gave me an Iowa license... But when I tried to do the same in Nevada they said that I have to take the written test again because Im not 25 what kind of BS is this... just some bureaucratic BS if you ask me, if its intended to keep bad drivers off the streets it sure aint workin, I have never seen worse drivers than I have here in Reno and from what I hear Vegas is worse...

I haven't seen the actual written test, since I refused to retake the test and just kept usin my Iowa license but judging from the way people drive here the test probably consists of questions like this:

When you come to a stop sign do you...

A. Stop
B. Go Faster
C. Yield
D. Make a U-Turn

I swear the test must be like that or else there must be a large % of unlicensed drivers... either way people can't driver here, and if you think I'm making this up then tell me when was the last time someone properly yielded to you at a Y ?
Why is it so hard for Nevadans to drive?

And don't tell me "bad drivers are everywhere" because that simply aint true

I know some of it is the way the streets are laid out (they actually make intersections in this state that increase accident rates because of the layout)! Apparently the "no education needed" ideals are applied to city/urban developers/engineers in this state! And with a 4 day school week (which equals an 80% education) things are bound to get worse here.

/Currently saving up to get the hell back to Omaha!

-Rebel

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Old 06-16-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Nevada makes it very hard to get a DL if you are under 25. When I moved from Cali to Iowa all i had to do was give them my Cali license and pay $20 and they gave me an Iowa license... But when I tried to do the same in Nevada they said that I have to take the written test again because Im not 25 what kind of BS is this... just some bureaucratic BS if you ask me, if its intended to keep bad drivers off the streets it sure aint workin, I have never seen worse drivers than I have here in Reno and from what I hear Vegas is worse...

I haven't seen the actual written test, since I refused to retake the test and just kept usin my Iowa license but judging from the way people drive here the test probably consists of questions like this:

When you come to a stop sign do you...

A. Stop
B. Go Faster
C. Yield
D. Make a U-Turn

I swear the test must be like that or else there must be a large % of unlicensed drivers... either way people can't driver here, and if you think I'm making this up then tell me when was the last time someone properly yielded to you at a Y ?
Why is it so hard for Nevadans to drive?

And don't tell me "bad drivers are everywhere" because that simply aint true

I know some of it is the way the streets are laid out (they actually make intersections in this state that increase accident rates because of the layout)! Apparently the "no education needed" ideals are applied to city/urban developers/engineers in this state! And with a 4 day school week (which equals an 80% education) things are bound to get worse here.

/Currently saving up to get the hell back to Omaha!

-Rebel
Hey don't feel bad. Cali folk have these problems everywhere.

A Cali DL is impressive in Omaha but not so here.

Then again if you drive so well why is it an issue. You will never have an accident so who cares whether you are licensed?
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE (the O-N-E)
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Hey don't feel bad. Cali folk have these problems everywhere.

A Cali DL is impressive in Omaha but not so here.

Then again if you drive so well why is it an issue. You will never have an accident so who cares whether you are licensed?
Good point, I haven't had an accident in over 3 years and even then it wasn't bad enough to total my car, just $650 worth of damage! And the other party was a cement truck (all they had was a dented hub cap)! But now I have a 5 month old son so now I want to do everything the right way!
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