Originally Posted by musigenesis
I think some states (CA included?) require you to have your vehicle registered in the state you reside in. I haven't researched this because I don't want to find out my state is one of these.
All states I believe, but only enforced in a few, CA being one.
In theory where **you** reside has nothing to do with it, the question is, has **the vehicle** been in the same state for 90 days or whatever the number is.
But that's why I put the "nomad" qualifier.
If you are traveling around CA in a VT bus, with a foreign DL, letterbox address in TX whatever, no worries.
However if you are a S&B dwelling citizen, become a student or get a job in CA, then you become "a local" and the cops may notice you.
Keep in mind the millions of people with homes, boats, vehicles etc scattered around registered in multiple states.
The human can only be legally domiciled in one of them.
Registration, insurance and property tax issues are similar, depend on where **the property** is located, "garaged".
Some higher-tax states make life difficult, but in the end if you know the rules, your paper trail (entries in computer databases) does not need to provably match physical reality.
Especially if you aren't spending lots of contiguous time in one location where they care about this stuff.