SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey, everyone, I am moving to another for residency and I just shipped my car there. Do I need to change my driver license and register my car there? The law defines a resident as a person who lives in that state with the intent to make that state a "fixed and permanent" place to live. My residency contract is renewed yearly and my child will attend school in my home state. So the new place do not seem to be a "fixed and permanent" place for me live. I want to save the trouble of going through all the DMV processes. Anybody know? Thanks.