Proof of Residency Requirements

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Students who attend school in Eugene School District 4J must reside within its boundaries more than 50% of the time. If you are registering your child with us for the first time, or have changed your residence since registering, you will need to verify that your child still resides within the 4J school district.

At the time of registration, you must present one current document from each of the three categories below. ORIGINAL documentation is required and copies are not accepted; the school office will make copies of all originals.

Post Office boxes do not meet residency requirements. Only street addresses are accepted. All proofs submitted must show the residential Eugene School District 4J address.


1. ONE of the following ORIGINAL parent/guardian's picture ID from the following list:

  • Current State of Oregon Driver License
  • Current State of Oregon ID Card
  • Valid Passport or Valid Consulate Issued Picture ID of any country.

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2. ONE of the following ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS with the parent/guardian's name and address:

  • Current Property Tax Bill with parent/ guardian's name and property address.
  • Current Rental or Lease agreement with parent/guardian's name, student name, and address, as well as manager or owner's name and phone number.
  • Documents related to the purchase of the residence with parent/ guardian's name and property address.

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3. ONE of the following ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS with the parent/guardian's name and address:

  • Mail dated within 60 days before the application date from the following sources:

Social Security Administration
Oregon State government agencies
Utility companies
Credit card bill
Financial institutions; including checking or savings.
Insurance companies
State and Federal Revenue Documents
Paycheck information

Please note that the above information listed only satisfies the Proof of Residence Requirements; other requirements may be listed in the Registration Packet for enrollment.

All documents submitted must be acceptable to the Eugene School District. The Superintendent (or designee) has discretion to require additional evidence to verify residence.

For a homeless child, please refer to the enrollment guidelines provided by the McKinney-Vento Education Act from NCLB 2001.

If, at any time, a student's residence is in question, the District may ask for additional documents for verification. When documents submitted are falsified and such a violation is found, the child will be sent back to the school where he/she should properly be attending. For additional information, call 541-790-7553.

If the parent or legal guardian cannot provide documentation of legal residence because the parent/legal guardian is residing with a relative/friend, a notarized statement (Shared Housing form) by the relative/friend can be accepted by the school with the following stipulations:

  • Shared Housing form must state that the parent/legal guardian and child are living with the relative/friend;
  • Shared Housing form must state the name of relative/friend that is on the relative/friend’s proof of legal residence;
  • Shared Housing form must state the same address of relative/friend that is on the relative/friend’s proof of legal residence;
  • A copy of the relative/friend’s proof of legal residence must be attached to the Shared Housing form; and Shared Housing form must be signed by same name of relative/friend that is on the relative/friend’s proof of legal residence
  • The Shared Housing form is valid for one school year (September through June) and must be renewed if the parent/guardian is still residing with a friend/relative and cannot provide documentaton of legal residence in the 4J School District.

Contact Lisa Hollingsworth at 541-790-7553 to obtain (and notarize) a Shared Housing form.