How to change your address
Update your address within 10 days of moving or if there is an error
- If you move, you must change your address on your license, permit, non-driver ID, and vehicle records with the DMV within 10 days.
- If you discover an error on your address, you should correct it.
- When you change your address for a vehicle registration, we also update the title certificate record.
- While it is recommended, you do not need to order new DMV documents with your new 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.
- The DMV sends documents and important notices to customers by mail. We recommend that you use the same address on all of your applications, documents, and transactions.
The U.S. Postal Service does not notify DMV when you change your mailing address
Changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service does not update your DMV records. You must still report your address change to both the U.S. Postal Service and the DMV.
For Traffic Violations Bureau tickets
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.
How to update
You need a MyDMV account to change your address online.
If you already have a MyDMV account
If you do not have a MyDMV account
You will need information from your most recently issued New York State driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID (see sample ID documents).
If you lost your document, renewed or ordered a new one recently and have not received it in the mail yet, you will need to wait for it to arrive before you can create a MyDMV account. (You can still change your address by mail).
To change your license, permit, non-driver ID and/or the address on your registration(s), mail a completed Address Change (PDF) (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. You can find payment information on the Change Address (MV-232) form.