Framingham Massachusetts

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Declaring Residency
Establishing Residency
According to the Secretary of State's Office - Citizen Information Service, there is no formal procedure for establishing a legal residence in Massachusetts. Normally tangible proof of residency is provided through:
  • Voter registration
  • Automobile registration
  • Driver's license
  • Appearance of a person's name on a city or town street list
  • Rent / mortgage receipt
  • Utility or telephone bills

Individual public or private agencies or institutions may have their own requirements for proof of residency.

The Secretary of State's Office has a brochure titled "Welcome to Massachusetts, a Practical Guide about Living in the State." The State's website is useful as well.

State Tuition Rate Qualification
A one-year residency requirement is imposed in order to qualify for state tuition rates at state colleges and universities, and a six-month residency is required for the community colleges.

Voter Registration
If you are a U.S. Citizen, a Massachusetts resident, and you will be 18 years old on or before election day, you may register to vote at any city or town hall in person, or via mail by contacting your local city or the Town Clerk's office at:
Town Clerk’s Office
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702

For more information about voting please see Voter Registration.


Town of Framingham
150 Concord St.
Framingham, MA 01702
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