Some steps to sovereignty include disavowing the operating constitution of the local government and refusing to recognize the jurisdiction of the law enforcement units of the local government such as police officers, judges and courts. Another step to sovereignty is refusing any benefits of the local government such as financial benefits or utility services.
To declare sovereignty, a person must withdraw his submission to government by the local and national governing authorities. This includes declining and refusing to use documents issued by the local authorities such as passports, operator's licenses, birth certificates and Social Security cards. The person or group wishing to establish sovereignty must notify local, regional and government officials that the new sovereign claims independence. To become sovereign, the person or group must decide the boundaries of their sovereign location and communicate those boundaries to others.
To solidify a new government, the person or group wishing to become sovereign examines their independent society and may draft a new constitution. A sovereign group might elect leaders, develop a process to establish new laws, and then exercise that process to pass new laws. A new sovereignty needs its own law enforcement system, complete with peace officers and courts. The sovereignty might decide if it is at peace with other nations or if it wishes to declare war against any person or group.
The sovereign person or nation might also consider joining a republic, if there are other sovereign nations that wish to join a union with the new sovereignty. To maintain sovereignty, the person or group might wish to establish their own centers of commerce and public services such as banks and health care centers.