TEXAS DOMICILE INFORMATION
- domicile – (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time.
- legal residence – (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time.
- residence – The place of abode, actual dwelling place, without regard to intent
If you are a fulltime RV’er or want to be a fulltimer you have several decisions to make. Deciding which State will be your legal residence is just one of the big questions that must be answered.
Everyone must have a “domicile”. If you sell your home and live in your RV fulltime, the RV is not your domicile, it is your residence. If you have sold your home, the State where you lived in the home will be considered your domicile until you make the effort to chose another State as your domicile. Making the effort calls for intent.
If you intend to become a Texan you will do some things to indicate your intentions. You may register your vehicles, register to vote in Texas, lease an apartment or RV lot. You may want to establish a bank account in Texas. You may also apply for a Texas driver’s license. In order to do these things you would need an address in Texas.
A person would register vehicles and register to vote in the county they have determined to be their domicile county. The address that Texas Home Base assigns is in Wichita County, TX. In order to register a vehicle, the vehicle must be inspected. The inspection costs less than $15.00 and there are many inspection stations in Wichita County.
Remember that you can’t be a resident of more than one state. Choose the state that you want to be your “home” state and get all important documents in that state.
This is only information. Consult a lawyer for legal advice.