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You would need an address for mail and for tax purposes.This can be a relative or other.You would keep your voter registration, drivers license, insurance on car if you want to prove Florida residency.I would find a friend or relative for an address that you trust and have them hold the mail or forward it to you.
Here if challenged it is the appearance that you are a Florida resident, with an address, a voter card, drivers license, insurance for a registered vehicle, etc.It would also be a great idea to spend at least some time there and document that with receipts, etc again if it comes up.
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Below are some examples where "residency" is referenced in Florida Statutes.
Florida Identification Card and Driver License Information(includes U.S. citizen and non-United States citizen)
General Information: Manifesting and evidencing domicile in Florida(Chapter 222.17, F.S. — Homestead and Exemptions)
Florida Statutes, Chapter 222HOMESTEAD AND EXEMPTIONSMethod Of Setting Apart Homestead And Exemptions222.17 Manifesting and evidencing domicile in Florida
(1) Any person who shall have established a domicile in this state may manifest and evidence the same by filing in the office of the clerk of the circuit court for the county in which the said person shall reside, a sworn statement showing that he or she resides in and maintains a place of abode in that county which he or she recognizes and intends to maintain as his or her permanent home.
(2) Any person who shall have established a domicile in the State of Florida, but who shall maintain another place or places of abode in some other state or states, may manifest and evidence his or her domicile in this state by filing in the office of the clerk of the circuit court for the county in which he or she resides, a sworn statement that his or her place of abode in Florida constitutes his or her predominant and principal home, and that he or she intends to continue it permanently as such.
Register to vote (and vote) in Florida. Do not vote or contribute to political campaigns in your former state.
I know all of these will now apply to you but they are ideas on how to maintain Florida as your residency.