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Water and Sewer: Water and Sewer services are provided by Martin County Utilities which is located at 2378 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996. They may be reached by phone at (772) 221-1431. www.martin.fl.us

Electric: Electric Service in Martin County is provided by Florida Power & Light Co. To establish service, call (772) 287-5400. www.fpl.com

Telephone: Bellsouth is the areas phone provider. An assessment fee will be charged for service hook-up. Service may take several days, so please call them early. The local business office may be reached by calling (772) 780-2800. www.bellsouth.net

Cable Television: Adelphia Cable, located at 1495 Britt Rd. provides local cable vision services. Most areas of Martin County have established cable. For additional information, call the main office at (772) 692-1400. www.adelphia.net

Sanitation: Most of Martin County is served by Nichols Sanitation. In some areas, the bill for your services is included in your annual real estate taxes. Please check with your sales associate for additional information. Nichols may be reached by calling (772) 546-7700. www.wm.com

Post Office: The main Post Office is located at 801 Johnson Ave., just off US #1. In addition to the main Post Office, several sub-stations are also operational. To pick up your change of address kit, secure a post office box or find out more about your local service, stop by any location or call (772) 288-0840. www.usps.com

Driver's License: If you own a motor vehicle, state law requires you must obtain a Florida license plate (tag) prior to taking the test for a Florida driver's license. You will need your current driver's license, a W-2 form, social security card and your Florida vehicle registration. A vision test is required and the license fee is $20. Please call (772) 546-6136 for information or a location near you. www.floridaservices.org

Vehicle Registration: When you establish residency in Florida, you must also obtain Florida plates (tags)for your car, truck or van. Bring your title, current registration and proof of insurance to the tag office. You must also bring your vehicle for an odometer reading. You may register your motor vehicle at the Martin County Building located at the corner of Monterey Road and Ocean Blvd. For more information, call (772) 288-5595. 

Residency: Under Florida law, you may automatically establish residency when being employed, buying a home, enrolling children in school or registering to vote. You may document your residency by obtaining a notarized Declaration of Domicile from the Clerk of the Court by calling (772) 288-5552. Certificates are helpful in obtaining homestead tax exemptions and voter registration cards. 

Boat Registration: Motorboats used in Florida waters, unless registered in another state and used less than ninety days per year, must be registered. For additional information, call (772) 288-5595. 

Voter Registration: Permanent residents of Florida who are US citizen, 18 years or older can register to vote. There are several locations in the area. For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections at (772) 288-5637. 

Senior Services: The majority of Senior Services are coordinated through the Martin County Council on Aging, a private non-profit agency. The council provides Meals on Wheels, in home assistance, chore service, adult day care and more. For general information, call (772) 283-2242. 

Hospice of Martin County: This organization provided services for terminally ill patients and family counseling on physician referrals. Contact them at (772) 337-3660. 

Note: all information provided was gathered from sources we believe reliable, however, they may be subject to errors and omission. Sewalls Point Real Estate Group, Inc. takes no responsibility for errors of any type.


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Kathi Lundstrom
Luxury Specialist
Illustrated Properties-Sewalls Point

STUART, FL 34996
(772) 631-2370
kathione@bellsouth.net

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