California Vehicle Code
Sec. § 516


Resident means any person who manifests an intent to live or be located in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis. Presence in the state for six months or more in any 12-month period gives rise to a rebuttable presumption of residency.
The following are evidence of residency for purposes of vehicle registration:

(a)

Address where registered to vote.

(b)

Location of employment or place of business.

(c)

Payment of resident tuition at a public institution of higher education.

(d)

Attendance of dependents at a primary or secondary school.

(e)

Filing a homeowners property tax exemption.

(f)

Renting or leasing a home for use as a residence.

(g)

Declaration of residency to obtain a license or any other privilege or benefit not ordinarily extended to a nonresident.

(h)

Possession of a California drivers license.

(i)

Other acts, occurrences, or events that indicate presence in the state is more than temporary or transient.
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Jun. 6, 2016