Can a snowbird register a car in Florida?

I recently retired, and I bought a place in Naples, Florida. I want to go down there for about six months a year, as the other six months, I stay in Connecticut to spend time with my grandkids. If I’m a snowbird, can I register a car in Florida?

Sarah Gray · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes, a snowbird can register a car in
Florida doesn’t require proof of residency to register a car, so you can do it—and you’re supposed to if the car is in Florida for at least 90 days out of the year.
Florida does require you to have a Florida driver’s license to complete
vehicle registration
, though, so the smart move might be to consider Florida residency. 
This would immediately solve your problems with registering the car in Florida—plus, like many other snowbirds, you can take advantage of the fact that Florida has no state income tax.
In addition to a state driver license, you’ll also need to purchase
car insurance
that meets or exceeds
Florida minimum car insurance laws
to register your vehicle in the Sunshine State.
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