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What constitutes proof of residence for gun purchases?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dannicus, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    I just bought a house and moved last month from one side of Tacoma to the other and my ID and CPL have my old address.

    What do I need to show the gun shop to show my residency, or do I need to buy a new DL?
     
  2. EMNofSeattle

    EMNofSeattle Kitsap Active Member

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    I don't think you need anything.

    According to the DMV you don't even need a new license, you can change it on the Internet and they'll change their records. If you want a new license with your new address there will be a fee. I don't think you need any proof of residency, a declaration is adequate.

    As far as your CPL it is valid until expiration, you do not need to change it, no law requires you to. If you want a license with your updated address you have to go to the LE agency having jurisdiction, fill out an application, check "replacement license" and pay 10 bucks
     
  3. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    The clerk wants my address for the DROS. The first thing they ask when I hand them my ID is, "is this your current address?"
     
  4. EMNofSeattle

    EMNofSeattle Kitsap Active Member

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    Missed the context of your question. Sorry.

    Usually utility bills prove address, never for a gun sale, but ive used recently postmarked envelopes from the postal service addressed to me for residence verification in the past you might just want to get a new DL.

    Did you ever try just telling them you moved and are in the process of replacing your license?
     
  5. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    I just dont get any bills in paper form.

    Maybe my deed, homeowners insurance policy, or paycheck stubs?
     
  6. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Your online bills should show your new physical address. The power bill would be the best.
     
  7. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    The dang power bill has my wife's name on it.
     
  8. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    put your new address on a paper and tape it to the back of your license. I did that for my last gun purchase and it worked fine. As long as you get it changed in the DOL computers it should be fine.
     
  9. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I thought WA was like OR and all you had to do was go online and change your address and the state would send you a paper sticker with your new address on it. OR requires you to change your CPL when you move but the last time I was in, the Clark County Sheriff's Dept told me that I only had to have a current DL and didn't have to change my permit unless I wanted to.
     
  10. Dannicus

    Dannicus Tacoma Active Member

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    I changed my address with the DOL about a month ago and never got a sticker in the mail, but last week I broke down and ordered a new license with my new address on it. I just want to pick up a rifle I've had on hold and don't want to wait the "up to 45 days" to receive my new DL.
     
  11. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    It is interesting how this stuff works, especially state to state. I moved this last summer and hadn't done anything about my address but ended up buying a pistol on line and when I went to pick it up my DL didn't match my current address. The FFL told me that my DL and address needed to match for his records and so he changed my address with the state when he did the background check. I received my sticker a couple of weeks later.