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I use a PO Box for a mailing address, However USPS requires a physical address before they will let you have a Box. As for DMV, in Florida you are required to give a street address even though they will let you use a PO Box on the registration etc. I actually got around this for a long time by not updating teh land address they had on file. But last year whek I needed to renew my drivers licence they "caught" me. I ended up using a girlfriends address, then I also had to update my voters registration to match (tied in with drivers license now).
Trust me "Big Brother" is watching us now, and many agencies are tied in together.
I still don't know how they found out that my previous Land address was no longer valid, as I never, ever used it for any reason whatsoever.

I concur, the best bet for most cruisers is St Brendans Isle, or another reputable mail service.
One more hassle for you ... since 9/11 you also can't open a bank account without a land address, no P.O. Boxes. We were able to use our slip lease, but if you're living on the hook , or moving around, you won't even have that option. And some of the Florida banks have gotten wise to "411 Walnut St" (the address of St Brendan's Isle)
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I use St. Brendan's Isle, as recommended on a post above. My St. Brendan's address is on my drivers license, my passport and other legal documents. Very convenient, very secure and very simple. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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