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Proofs of Residency

Accepted Two (2) Proofs of Residency

  1. One (1) of the following MUST be provided:
    1. Property tax bills, deeds, contracts of sale, leases, mortgages, and other evidence of property ownership, tenancy or residency.

  1. One (1) other document to show your attachment to the residence can be provided from 1A (above) or from any of the following:
    • Voter registrations, licenses, permits, financial account information, utility bills, and other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location.
    • Court orders, State agency agreements and other evidence of court or agency placements or directives.
    • Bills, canceled checks and other evidence of expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular location or, where applicable, to support of the student
    • Medical reports, counselor or social worker assessments, employment documents, benefit statements and other evidence of circumstances demonstrating, where applicable, family or economic hardship or temporary residency.
    • Affidavits, certifications and sworn attestations pertaining to statutory criteria for school attendance from the parent, legal guardian, person keeping an "affidavit student", adult student, person(s) with whom a family is living or others as appropriate.
    • Documents pertaining to military status and assignment.
    • Any business record or document issued by a governmental entity
Examples of Accepted Proof of Residence Documents
    • Current property tax bill listing building and land containing the name(s) of the mortgagee(s)/property owner(s).
    • Lease or a notarized Landlord Affidavit. The lease shall be current and must indicate the term of the lease, the address of the lease property, the name of the property owner, the name of the lessee, and a listing of tenants.
    • Valid driver's license indicating physical address of residence in Howell.
    • Valid state photo identification card indicating physical address of residence in Howell.
    • Public assistance or social security identification issued within the past thirty (30) days indicating physical address of residence.
    • Any other documentation within the past thirty (30) days deemed relevant by the school district indicating the physical address of residence (e.g. current utility bill, current credit card statement, current mortgage statement or current vehicle registration).

The Board of Education shall consider the totality of information and documentation offered by an applicant, and shall not deny enrollment based on failure to provide a particular form or subset of documents without regard to other evidence presented.