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Old 07-25-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I think California is one (only?) of the few states that allow vehicle registration with a PO box as an address. Many states don't allow this.
What I did was give the address of the post office my box was in. like 5500 east main street
box 45
anytown, usa

Instead of just PO Box 45

it worked like a charm!
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I know it isn't. Especially with the smog laws they have. But it's really odd. I confirmed it. CA does allow vehicle registration using only a PO box. Unreal. In California!

NO state income: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington State, and Wyoming. I'm looking up each state's DMV laws.

Parents? Relatives? Sure, I'll just dig up their corpses.
You forgot New Hampshire.

Well, how do illegals get all their documents? Just ask one. It must be pretty easy.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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What I did was give the address of the post office my box was in. like 5500 east main street
box 45
anytown, usa

Instead of just PO Box 45

it worked like a charm!
Tricky.

Looks like I will have to pay regardless - time to buy a box at MBE.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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You forgot New Hampshire.

Well, how do illegals get all their documents? Just ask one. It must be pretty easy.
That's right. NH still has no general taxes, correct?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Not having a fixed address is "unusual", and it is against the law to be unusual in the USA. Cops have fixed addresses, judges have fixed addresses, state legislators have fixed addresses, Sunday-school teachers have fixed addresses,and they can't understand how or why any honest person can live without a fixed address. Anybody without a fixed address is unusual, and must be hiding somethinkg, and therefore there is reasonable cause to suspect them of doing other things that are unusual, and those are illegal, too.

Besides, they have to know where they can find you, when (not if) the Constitution is suspended and the republic needs to be protected against certain "unusual" people. That is why, when you change your fixed address, you have to have the address changed on your drivers license within 30 days. What other reason could there possibly be for the authorities to need know at all times exactly where they can find you? Can't have any holes in your dossier in the database.

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I use my PO Box, got two cars registed there, and have an address. State of Texas allows this. but yes, if you used the address of the Post Office, such as 123 main st. Unit #75123
would work also.

The other, register it at your old home address, then put it in a forwarding to your PO Box. After that, they use your PO Box as your mailing address. Also for insurance purposes.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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Not having a fixed address is "unusual", and it is against the law to be unusual in the USA. Cops have fixed addresses, judges have fixed addresses, state legislators have fixed addresses, Sunday-school teachers have fixed addresses,and they can't understand how or why any honest person can live without a fixed address. Anybody without a fixed address is unusual, and must be hiding somethinkg, and therefore there is reasonable cause to suspect them of doing other things that are unusual, and those are illegal, too.

Besides, they have to know where they can find you, when (not if) the Constitution is suspended and the republic needs to be protected against certain "unusual" people. That is why, when you change your fixed address, you have to have the address changed on your drivers license within 30 days. What other reason could there possibly be for the authorities to need know at all times exactly where they can find you? Can't have any holes in your dossier in the database.
Back in NH, I have a few places there (and cars), and they are all proxied by P.O. boxes. Even my driver's license was proxied. The Post Office had a service that they provide a mailing address that is not a P.O. box (the address is of their office), so you could have things sent there from companies that don't accept P.O. addresses. I have no idea if they do that anymore. The only thing that I couldn't get around was when registering a dog, and registering with the BATFE. They had to know the physical address, to which I objected, but I play by the rules and had to let them know (but I put the houses in a trust, so it makes it that much more difficult).

No one can ultimately hide here in the US, unless you go live in a cave.

Based on your statements, then I guess I am 'unusual'. I have absolutely nothing to hide, but I don't want (well, as few as possible) people to know who I am, what I do, where I live. This is not paranoia, it is a matter of privacy. All my posts go through a server in NH, adjusted for local time there, and if you add 11 hours to the time stamps, you will be able to approximately guess where I live (most of the time).

Quote:"That is why, when you change your fixed address, you have to have the address changed on your drivers license within 30 days."

Sure did. To a P.O. box. Doesn't narrow down where I am very much to the average Joe (well at least to a state, maybe). Of course the government can find me in literally seconds. But as I said before, I have nothing to hide from them, in any way whatsoever. I should invite them over for blueberry cheesecake.

Let's go eat some Pad Thai.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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You might look at South Dakota. South Dakota law allows people to register a vehicle there even if that person is not a South Dakota resident, or if the person is a full-time RV'er without a declared state of residence. The two caveats are a) that you can't lie about your state of residency on the registration application to South Dakota; and b) that just because registering the vehicle may be legal in South Dakota's eyes, you still may be violating the registration laws in your home state of residency (if you have one) by not registering the vehicle there.

See here:

Non-Resident Title and Registration Information
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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You might look at South Dakota. South Dakota law allows people to register a vehicle there even if that person is not a South Dakota resident, or if the person is a full-time RV'er without a declared state of residence. The two caveats are a) that you can't lie about your state of residency on the registration application to South Dakota; and b) that just because registering the vehicle may be legal in South Dakota's eyes, you still may be violating the registration laws in your home state of residency (if you have one) by not registering the vehicle there.

See here:

Non-Resident Title and Registration Information
DO This ^^^^^ Many RV'rs BUY in MT (No Sales Tax) and have residency in SD (not sure where they 'register a no tax vehicle... BUT they can probably switch residency to MT, just short of INCOME Tax, and transfer back to SD in time to register for free.

SD only requires ONE NIGHT for residency. If you plan to stay awhile, look into Spearfish, Sturgis, or Custer. *except for Rally Week ... Early August http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/
There are several REALLY nice places in SD to stay for awhile. Benefits are... Good Hunting, Low pop, low unemployment, plenty of beauty, plenty of choices (VA care too), and of COURSE the CORN PALACE !.

Negatives are stats driven low by NA reservation lands (and these can be an issue... Think Wounded Knee)
Alcohol Abuse, expensive Airtravel.

Also, you need to get involved with Escapees RV Club
Try to attend one of their seminars.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Nevada is one state in which you can get a non-title registration. Keep your vehicle titled in another state, and put Nevada plates and insurance on it with a Nevada address. I once bought a car in Michigan with an old Michigan title, but Nevada plates, so I looked it up online, and sure enough, you can do that in Nevada.

Maybe the South Dakota law is similar to that.
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