Change the address on my license & registrations
New York State law requires that you report a change of residence address on a driver license, permit, non-driver ID, or registration to the DMV within 10 days.
You should know that
- an address change with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does not update your DMV records 1
- when you change your address for a vehicle registration, we also update the title certificate record
- you do not need to order new DMV documents with your new address 2
- updating your address for a traffic ticket does not update your address on other DMV records 3
You can change the address on your license, permit, non-driver ID or registration online MyDMV, by mail, at an office or by phone.
There are instructions to change your name or other (non-address) information.
How can I change my address online?
You can do it through MyDMV. To create a MyDMV account you will need your
- New York State driver license, permit or non-driver ID
- Social Security Number
Can I change my address by mail?
Yes. Mail a completed Change Address (MV-232) form to
NYS DMV License Production Bureau
PO Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895
If you want to replace your documents, be sure to include payment.
Can I change my address at an office?
Yes. Unless you need to change your name or you want a new photo on your license or non-driver ID, there is no need to come to a DMV office.
Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Yes. The DMV sends documents and important notices to customers by mail. The DMV recommends that you use the same address on all of your applications, documents, and transactions.
Can I have a different address on my vehicle registration and my Insurance Identification Card?
No. Your address on your vehicle registration and your NYS Insurance ID Card (FS-20) must be the same.
- 1. You must report your address change to both the DMV and the USPS.
- 2. When you change your address, you can write your new address on the back of your driver license, non-driver ID card or learner permit, and on the front of the registration document (carefully draw lines through the old address). Do not write the new address on a title certificate.
- 3. If you update your address for a Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) traffic ticket transaction, the update does not change the address on your driver license, non-driver ID, permit, or vehicle registration records. If you update the address for your driver license, non-driver ID, permit, or vehicle registration records, the update does not change the address for your traffic ticket.