Where is President Trump going to live after he leaves office?

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On Jan. 20, President-elect Joe Biden will move into the White House — and that means President Trump is going to have to find somewhere else to live. Since he changed his legal address from Trump Tower in New York City to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., some have assumed that's where he'll go after leaving Washington.

He's voted from that address in the most recent Florida primary and general election. Construction work and renovations are reportedly being done to expand the living quarters. And ABC News reported last week that members of his Secret Service detail have been asked if they'd like to relocate to the area.

There's just one problem: Per an agreement with the town of Palm Beach, no one is actually allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago full time. Not even Donald Trump.

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VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: U.S. President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020 (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: U.S. President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020 (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: People gesture as U.S. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: People gather to listen to U.S. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: President Donald J. Trump greets the crowd during Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, GA United States on December 5, 2020 (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, USA - DECEMBER 5: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Valdosta, GA United States with the Republican National Committee hosts a Victory Rally with Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler on December 5, 2020 (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump depart from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on the way to a rally on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump depart from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on the way to a rally on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves the stage at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves the stage at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump leaves the stage with First Lady Melania Trump at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump holds up his fists at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump walks with First Lady Melania Trump at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump walks with First Lady Melania Trump at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump stands with First Lady Melania Trump at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
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VALDOSTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 05: President Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. The rally with the senators comes ahead of a crucial runoff election for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th which will decide who controls the United States senate. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
VALDOSTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 05: Hundreds of people arrive for a President Donald Trump rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. The rally with the senators comes ahead of a crucial runoff election for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th which will decide who controls the United States senate. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump reacts as he speaks during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Republican Senator David Perdue gestures as he speaks next to US President Donald Trump during a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
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US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives with First Lady Melania Trump for a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US president Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives for a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. - President Donald Trump ventures out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Trump first purchased the 126-room, 62,500-square-foot mansion and 17.5-acre estate as a home for $10 million in 1985. But when he found himself in some financial trouble in the early '90s, Trump sought to divide the land into smaller properties.

Local officials rejected that plan, so he decided to convert it into a private club, promoting it as a historic property and charging membership fees instead of selling it off.

But that deal came with rules set forth by the town of Palm Beach, which Trump agreed to in a written contract. One of those rules is that none of its nearly 500 members is allowed to stay there for more than seven days at a time, or more than 21 days in a single calendar year.

This wasn't really a problem for Trump prior to 2017. He still lived in New York, and Mar-a-Lago was a place for him to spend holidays with family, play a few rounds of golf or tennis, put in some face time with celebrities and VIPs and then go right back home.

But since becoming president, Trump has tested that 21-day limit. As of October 2019, he had spent at least 133 days at the so-called Winter White House while in office — which averages to about twice the limit per year. He's hosted summits with international leaders, including then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping, entertained members and their guests, and even posed for pictures with newlyweds.

There are also local ordinances governing things like noise, traffic and use of the waterfront around Mar-a-Lago. The town has made exceptions for a temporary helipad, street closures and moorings for Secret Service boats for the president's visits. But those rules are supposed to be enforced once Trump leaves office.

According to the Palm Beach Daily News, neighbors have complained that "noise and down draft" from the Marine One helicopter that transports Trump to and from the airport have been disruptive and ruined their landscaping. And the town council has already said the 50-foot, 8-inch-deep concrete helipad on the west lawn of the estate must be removed once the president leaves office.

It's highly unlikely that the town of Palm Beach would serve an eviction notice if Trump does decide to live at Mar-a-Lago full time, but it could revoke the club's operating license — meaning it would no longer be able to generate income. (Per Forbes, the club is valued at $160 million.)

So, what's Trump going to do? He could fight the town of Palm Beach for the rights to live at the club full time. He could purchase something nearby. (There's a six-bedroom home listed for $12 million just down the street.) Or Trump could simply live elsewhere — after all, there's no shortage of other buildings with his name on them.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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