How do you register your vehicle if you are living out of your car?

I just upgraded to living in a van. I have been using my parents' address in North Carolina for mail even though I haven't lived there for two years. I'm currently in Arizona. Is there any way I can register the car here without a physical address?

Answer
“Congratulations on your new van-life!
Registering a vehicle you live out of is a bit tricky, especially if you plan on driving around a lot. Typically, you register the vehicle wherever you have your permanent address listed. If the last permanent residence you have on file is in North Carolina at your parents’ house, you would keep using this until you have a new permanent address established.
Establishing residency in Arizona means you have a permanent address you’ve:
  • been at for at least six months.
  • used to obtain an Arizona license.
  • used to register your vehicle.
  • used to registered to vote.
If these do not apply, then you haven’t established permanent residency and therefore cannot register your vehicle in Arizona.
If you’re wanting to register your van in Arizona because car insurance from North Carolina is more expensive, there are still ways to save. By comparing quotes from multiple companies, you can find the best deals.
Leave the hard work of shopping and comparing quotes to Jerry. Jerry is a free app that pulls quotes from the top 50 companies for you and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes.”
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Sophie Newman
Answered on Aug 18, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
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