Use of military address in a DMV transaction

Online transactions

You cannot do the following transactions online if your current address is not in the US. 

  • Online driver license renewal 1
  • Online duplicate driver license


Other transactions

The NYS Motor Vehicle Dealer and Transporter Regulations (CR-78) requires an automobile dealer to use the military residence address on a certificate of sale if the purchaser has no other residence address (see Section 78.11 on page 20).


Note:  You do not need to report a temporary change of address to DMV.  This includes military addresses.