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I’ve been a resident of Petworth for a few years and your blog has been indispensable in that time. I now find myself with a weird District government related question and I’m not getting anywhere with them, so I figured I might try and poll readers.
My situation: I work for the US Military and am being stationed in Germany for the next 3 years. During that time, the US government requires me to maintain a DC address (I haven’t established residence elsewhere, so I have to keep paying DC taxes). The catch is, I no longer have a DC physical address until my tour ends. Most states have a process for this, through which you can register your military mailing address on-base with the State, but DC (or at least the DMV clerks I’ve talked to) know of nothing like this in the District.
You can imagine how much of a pain this potentially is – I have to keep filing taxes in the district and it’s kind of hard to do if they won’t update their correspondence address with me. On top of that, I’m fully expecting them to summon me for Jury Duty or something else convenient…”