How do I get auto insurance if I am a forest ranger without a permanent address?

I am a full-time forest ranger and my employer provides lodgings when I am on duty. When I am off duty, I stay with my parents, which is usually a week a month. Now that I am shopping for auto insurance, I have no idea what to use as my address.

“You do need to have a permanent address in order to purchase insurance. There are two questions that need to be answered here:
  • Where do you keep your car most of the time?
  • Where do you receive your mail?
Understandably, a cabin high up in the woods might not be an address that the post office can deliver to. If this is the case, do you get your mail at your parents’ house? If so, your insurance carrier may be able to use their address.
For this unique situation, get in touch with a local car insurance broker in your area. Once they are familiar with your situation and needs, they can work with a carrier to find the appropriate coverage for you.
Shannon Martin
Answered on May 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.

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