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Texas Residential Questions

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCowboy, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Hello everyone how are you doing?

    I was recently accepted to the University of North Texas Class of 2017 and this is where I want to and almost definitely will go. All that begins now is the stressful part of adjusting to Texas Residency. If you could take a moment and answer it would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.

    First worry is buying a car and getting it all registered and ready to go within about a week is what we are hoping. We will be most likely flying down a week before myself actually moving in on campus and we hope to buy a used car in Texas. How long do you think this process will take? Everything that is involved in buying my first car, such as registering, insurance, ect.

    Second, I will need to have my New York State Driver License change into a Texas license. Do I have to take the driving test and do everything over, or can I just switch my NY one with a TX license?

    Lastly, is there anything else I really need to do to become a full Texas resident? It's a very stressful time and I want to get all of the residential issues done with before actually moving into the dorms. You help is very much appreciated!!!!
  2. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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  3. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    As for the purchase of the car, there are several dealerships along Southbound I-35 in Denton/Corinth that have used vehicles. If you google car dealerships in Denton Texas it will give you an idea of what is available.
  4. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Thanks for the help man. How long do you think I should fly in to Texas before moving in? Would I be able to get all the car processes done in a week or what do you say?
  5. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    It really just depends on how fast you can get things done. Purchasing the vehicle is probably a day or two's worth of looking on car lots. The driver license may take 1-3 hours depending on the amount of people waiting. Registering the vehicle is about the same, 1-3 hours. To register the vehicle and get the driver license you will need a Texas address. So unless you have an address before you start doing the other stuff it will be fruitless.
  6. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I don't have a Texas address unless I could use my dorm location if that works. I wonder if that will work because I would still need insurance on it and I don't know how long that would take. But thanks again for your help man this has really helped me.
  7. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    It would be beneficial to call the numbers in the links. They can answer all the legal questions.
  8. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    You can also get a PO Box...
  9. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I went to UNT. What are you going there for?
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Don't forget, in Texas you need a gun permit too so you can shoot ***holes and I promise, there are a lot of them! :laugh2: :p:
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    In many instances, a car dealership is going to help in the process of getting the car registered. You will fill out the required paper work on site and within 30 days they will call you back to come pick up the new license plates.
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Well, thankfully there's 1 less!

    :muttley:
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'm moving back!
  14. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I might add that this is a great forum to ask these kinds of questions.

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/


    People in there are pretty nice.

    Don't forget that the DCTA's A-train from downtown Denton links to DART light rail at Trinity Mills station. The DART rail is actually the largest light rail system in the U.S.
  15. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I'll be going for their Criminal Justice Program. Did you like your experience at UNT?
  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I can help you.

    Go home, yankee.

    :laugh2:

    Just kidding.

    Not by chance a music student, eh? What are you majoring in?
  17. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    LOL I'm a Texan at heart brotha. Always wanted to live in Texas since I was like 8 years old. And I'm going for Criminal Justice.

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