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How to Notify the Alaska DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Alaska DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Alaska DMV, you have three options to pick from:

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

If you are moving within, to or even from Alaska, 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. 

Alaska DMV requires you to update your address within 30 days of moving. You are required to update your address on your identification card, driver’s license, vehicle registration and vehicle title.

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

Even if you’re moving within the state of Alaska, you will still be required to update your address with Alaska DMV within 30 days of your move. You will be required to update your driver’s license or pay for a duplicate card.

 You can submit cash, check, or money order for the $15 duplicate license fee.

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

 

1. Online

This is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your Alaskan driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a Social Security Number (SSN). You can easily update your address with just a few clicks. To change your address online, visit the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.

You will be required to provide your license plate number and last 2 of Vehicle Identification or Hull ID Number. Some other requirements for the process will include your date of birth, Social Security Number and your current address on file.

Step by step process

  1. Log in to your Alaska DMV Account 
  2. Fill in the details required, such as license plate number and last 2 of your Vehicle Identification or Hull ID Number.
  3. Follow through the steps for updating your address online.

 

2. In person

You must visit the DMV and visit their field office to apply for a new license.

Step by step process

  • Visit your local DMV field office and submit a completed notice of change of address (Form 401).
  • Request a driver’s license in person.
  • You will also need your SSN, proof of residence and other important information, so make sure you have all the necessary documents with you. 
  • The most common payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Debit or Credit card
    • Money order
  • You will be required to show the payment proof.

Documents required for a driver’s license change of address

  • Proof of identity (e.g: birth certificate)
  • Filled driver’s license application
  • Social security card
  • Proof of legal presence (utility or credit card bill)

Following are some of the major DMV Offices and their address in Alaska:

Anchorage

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

1300 W Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK

Eagle River

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

11723 Old Glenn Hwy Ste 113, Eagle River, AK

Fairbanks

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

1979 Peger Rd, Fairbanks, AK

Find your local DMV field office

 

3. By phone

You can also change your address by calling the DMV office.

  • Anchorage at 907-269-5551
  • Toll-Free in Alaska at 855-269-5551
  • Outside of Alaska at 907-269-5551

 

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

If you are moving from another state to Alaska, you need to get a new driver’s license and update your vehicle’s registration too. Whether you move within, to or from Alaska, the process remains the same. You have 30 days to complete this process.

Update my address online with the DMV

If you are moving from another state to Alaska, you can follow a simple process and update your address online with DMV.

You will be required to provide your license plate number and last 2 of Vehicle Identification or Hull ID Number.

Some other requirements for the process will include your date of birth, Social Security Number and current address on file.

 DMV Change of Address, Alaska, United States

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

If you’re moving out of Alaska, you will not need to notify your DMV about the move. You will not be required to surrender your license plates as well.

Alaska DMV will refund your registration if you were registered in another state before your current registration period. Before applying for a refund, you will have to change your address with the DMV. 

 

What are the documents required?

You will be required to submit the following documents for the change of address request:

  • Driver’s license number
  • New and old mailing and residence address
  • Social Security number
  • License plate number (for each vehicle).
  • Full name. (If there are other registered owners, you will also need to provide their name/s.)
  • Current mailing and physical addresses.
  • Date of birth.

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Alaskan DMV of my move?

You need to notify the Alaskan DMV within 30 days of your move. 

Do I need to take a driving test?

If you have an out-of-state driver’s license, you can transfer it to an Alaskan license. You can go to your local Alaska DMV Office and surrender your current driver’s license. 

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 will not be required to surrender your license plate when leaving Alaska. 

Can I change my name and address on my driving license 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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