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How to Notify the Alabama DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Alabama DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Alabama DMV, you have two options to pick from:

Keep reading to learn more with our step-by-step guide.

If you are moving within, to or even from Alabama, you will need to update your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV is a state-level government agency that handles everything related to vehicles and licenses. You can update your address in person and by mail.

Alabama DMV requires you to update your address within 30 days of your move. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within Alabama: How to change my address with the Alabama DMV?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the department of motor vehicles (DMV) as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within Alabama, you are required to update your address with the DMV within 30 days of your move.

Because updating your address is so crucial, many states have narrowed the process significantly. To update your address on your license and on other documents, you should be aware of the steps that are to be followed in your state.

So how can you apply for an Alabama DMV change of address?

 

1. In person

Since you can’t apply for an online address change, you can visit your local driver license office and submit the address change form. You can also apply for replacement documents when you’re at the office.

Following are some of the major DMV office and their address in Alabama:’

Pelham

Department of Motor Vehicles

1018 County Services Dr Bldg 18, Pelham, AL

Prattville

Department of Motor Vehicles

176 W 5th St, Prattville, AL

Montgomery

Department of Motor Vehicles

100 S Lawrence St, Montgomery, AL

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Submit a completed change of address form
  3. Provide the requested information.
  4. Pay the fee required to change your Alabama Address.

Documents required

  1. Proof of signature
    • Alabama driver’s license, Alabama ID Card (any one document from the two)
  1. Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank Statement
  1. Proof of social security sumber
  2. Date of birth

 

2. By mail

In Alabama, you can also change your address by mail. It’s quite an easy process and can be completed conveniently without any effort. The Alabama DMV only requests you to fill out the address change application and send it over to their mailing address.

 Following are the steps required to update your address via mail in Alabama.

Step by step process

  1. Fill in the change of address form.
  2. Mail the form to:

ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) Licensing Services Division,
P.O. Box 1471,
Montgomery AL, 36102-1471.

Note: You cannot change your address online when moving within Alabama.

 

I’m moving from another State to Alabama: How to change my address with the Alabama DMV?

If you are moving from another state to Alabama, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Alabama DMV. You have to apply for a new license within 30 days of your move and also register your vehicle within 20 days of establishing residency, considering you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from another U.S. state.

Sorry to break it to you but you will have to visit the Alabama DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within Alabama part.

Steps to get a new driver’s license from the Alabama DMV:

  1. Locate your nearest Alabama DMV office.
  2. Ask for the application for the driver’s license form.
  3. You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  4. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  5. Pass the vision exam and pay $36.25 plus a $5 transfer fee.
  6. If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.

Documents/Information required

  • Proof of signature
    • Alabama driver’s license, Alabama ID Card (any one document from the two)
  • Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank Statement
  • Proof of social security number
  • Date of birth

Note: You cannot apply for a license or register your vehicle online or by mail when moving to Alabama.

 

Alabama address change, Orange Beach, AL, USA

I’m moving from Alabama to another State: How to change my address with the Alabama DMV?

You don’t need to update the Alabama DMV if you are moving from Alabama to another state. Your Alabama driver’s license will be canceled as soon as you receive a new one from the state you’re moving to. The same goes for your vehicle registration as well. In addition, you will not be required to surrender your plates to the Alabama DMV.

Things to do when moving out of Alabama:

  • Apply for a new driver’s license, the time-limit for the process varies from state to state. However, most states require this to be completed within 30 to 60 days of establishing residency
  • Apply for a vehicle registration, the time-limit for this process also varies from state to state. 
  • You will have to apply for the driver’s license and vehicle registration by visiting the DMV office of the state you have moved to. Note that the requirements will vary according to the state you’ve moved to.

 

What are the documents required?

Here are the documents you need to update your address with the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Change of address form.
  • Your new and old address
  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of your VIN and SSN
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence.
  • SSN and I.D.
  • Proof of Alabama residency
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of liability insurance 
  • Proof of inspection
  • Proof of ownership

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Alabama DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 30 days of your move.

Do I need to take a driving test?

No, you will not be required to take the driving test. 

Will filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form update my vehicle registration records?

No, filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form will not update the information on your DMV records. 

After moving to another state, do I need to return the license plates?

You are not required to surrender your license plates to the Alabama DMV.

Can I change my name and address on my driving licence at the same time?

You can only change your name and address simultaneously if you’re applying for a new license or ID. Otherwise, both the processes require separate procedures. 

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