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:


Address where registered to vote.


Location of employment or place of business.


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


Attendance of dependents at a primary or secondary school.


Filing a homeowner’s property tax exemption.


Renting or leasing a home for use as a residence.


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


Possession of a California driver’s license.


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