Establishing and Filing Florida Residency:
A student wishing to establish Florida Residency should take the steps below, immediately during the first week of your arrival, and by the last day of Registration.
Failure to do so by the deadline, could cost you higher Tuition Fees.
Florida Residency Steps:
1. Insure your vehicle(s) in the State of Florida
- Your car insurance must be based on a Florida address before you can register it in Florida. Call your current insurance agent before you arrive to see if you can transfer your policy.
2. Register your vehicle
- There are two locations in Gainesville to get your tag or title. Call (352) 374-5263 to be sure you bring the right documents with you. Registration will cost approximately $200.00, depending on the weight of the vehicle.
3. Get a Florida Driver License
- This will cost you approximately $20.00. Be sure to bring proper I.D. (Driver License and Social Security Card). You will need to take an eye test. Call (352) 955-2110 with any questions. You can register to vote when you get your driver license.
4. Fill out a Declaration of Domicile Form
- Go downtown to the County Administration Building on the SE corner of University Avenue and Main Street with your driver's license and proof of residence and $11.00. Call (352) 374-3625 with any questions.
5. Register to Vote
- Register to vote at the County Administration Building.
Call (352) 374-5252 with any questions.
6. Keep Copies of all of your residence records
- Rental lease agreement / receipts, etc.
- Utility deposit and bills
- Local bank statements for final approval of residency.
7. Change in Residency Status, Request for Reclassification
- Complete and Submit a "Request for Change in Residency Status" form and supporting documents to the ,University Registrar's Office, 201 Criser Hall,
on the UF campus when you are ready to declare Florida Residency.
- Request for Residency Reclassification must be done before the drop-add period ends in the semester you wish the change in residency effective 12 months from the date you gathered your documents.
- Failure to do so by the 12 month deadline, could cost you higher Tuition Fees.
- Undergraduate Preparation
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- Establishing and Filing Florida Residency
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