Definition of Temporary Residence

DWQA QuestionsCategory: LegalDefinition of Temporary Residence
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

First of all, thank you for what you are doing to help RSO’s. My heart overflows with appreciation for what you are doing.
I want to be sure I understand the definition of “temporary residence” as described in Florida Statutes and how it affects registration requirements.
Here is the pertinent definition of temporary residence in the Florida Statute:
“Temporary residence” means a place where the person abides, lodges, or resides, including, but not limited to, vacation, business, or personal travel destinations in or out of this state, for a period of 5 or more days in the aggregate during any calendar year and which is not the person’s permanent address or, for a person whose permanent residence is not in this state, a place where the person is employed, practices a vocation, or is enrolled as a student for any period of time in this state.
When calling SPOT units in various counties in the past about a four night stay in a campground, I have been told that I did not need to register or check in with them. The detective that handles the SPOT unit in my county also verified this.
However, when you consider that a person camping somewhere (or lodging anywhere) for four nights is physically present in the county for at least PART of five consecutive days, it can be confusing. In other words, if one arrives in the afternoon of Day 1, stays that night and the next three nights overnight, and then checks out of the campground or hotel on the morning of Day 5, he has been physically present on five calendar days but NOT for 120 hour (5 full calendar days).
What is the “official” word on this matter?

1 Answers
Florida Action Committee Staff answered 3 years ago

The short answer is that if you’re going to sleep in the same place for more than 4 days, it’s a temporary residence.

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