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Are you looking to do so for tax purposes?
Will you be staying in the rental long term or do you anticipate moving each year to a new rental?
Ok, then you can declare FL to be your state of residence by filing a "Declaration of Domicile" with the clerk of the circuit court in the town where you intend to reside permanently. There is no set amount of time you have to live there, you just have to file the Declaration stating it is your intent to make FL your state of residence. Florida Statute §222.17 states that a person can show intent to maintain a Florida residence as a permanent home by filing a sworn Declaration of Domicile with the clerk of the circuit court.