Posted June 18th, 2017, 11:09 PM
...Couple of questions ... We have not changed our driver's license, and don't intend to until they expire in 2019. Our daughter and her family still live in our old home. ...
Lady bebop, I suggest you check with your new state's DMV on requirements to obtain new DL. Did you update your car insurance?
I agree with McD's comment/question. I have lived in 8 states in my adult life, including D.C. Every one of them required that an incoming new resident get a local driver's license within 60 days. Likewise for vehicle registration. If you intend to vote in any election, then you will need a new license with new address. Maintaining your old voter registration at the old address is fraud pure and simple. As McD implies, your vehicle insurance rates are based on where you live. I.e., your residence. As shown on your license, registration, etc. You probably wouldn't get caught unless you need to file a (fraudulent) claim. Businesses (e.g. grocery stores, car repair shops, salons...) often will not accept anything but a local check. And to get that local account you'll have to show your local driver's license. I know, yes there are loop holes and you can wiggle through all of the situations I have outlined but there are so many reasons to just maintain a clean file. And thus avoid anxieties such as might arise when getting a new passport and trying to decide whether or not to lie about where you live.