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How to Notify the Arizona DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Arizona DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Arizona 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 Arizona, 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 online and in person.

Arizona DMV requires you to update your address within 10 days of moving. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information. 

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I’m moving within Arizona: How to change my address with the Arizona 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 Arizona, you are required to update your address with the DMV within 10 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 Arizona DMV change of address? 

 

1. Online

In Arizona, you can complete the driver’s license change of address request online, just with a few clicks. It is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your Arizona driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a social security number (SSN).

Step by step process

  1. Visit the AZ MVD website.
  2.  Fill in your credentials and follow through the process to update your address.
  3. You will be required to fill in your full name, birth date, driver’s license or ID card number, and new address.
  4. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  5. You can print out your receipt afterward. You will also have the option to get an updated copy of your ID card or driver’s license.
  6.  If you wish to order a replacement, there is a $12 fee for that.

 

2. In person

If you are not eligible for the online address change or just want to do it the old-fashioned way, you can visit your local driver license office and submit the address change form.

 Following are some of the major DMV offices and their address in Arizona:

Scottsdale

Department of Motor Vehicles

7339 E Paradise Ln, Scottsdale, AZ

Glendale

Department of Motor Vehicles

16380 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ

Scottsdale

Department of Motor Vehicles

14770 N 78th Way Ste A, Scottsdale, AZ

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Book an appointment online. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  3. Ask for the Change of Address Form upon your arrival.
  4. Provide the information requested on the form.

Documents required

  1. Proof of signature
    • Arizona’s driver’s license, Arizona’s 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 number
  2. Date of birth

Note: In Arizona, you cannot change your address by mail.

 

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

If you are moving from another state to Arizona, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Arizona DMV. You have 60 days to apply for a new driver’s license and vehicle registration needs to be done immediately after 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 Arizona DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license.

Update my driver’s license from the Arizona DMV

Step by Step Process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Book an appointment online. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  3.  Ask for the driver’s license application form.
  4. Provide the information requested on the form and pay the fees.

Documents/Information required

  1. Proof of signature
    • Arizona’s driver’s license, Arizona’s 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 number
  2. Date of birth

Note: In Arizona, you cannot change your address by mail.

 

 DMV Change of Address, Arizona, United States

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

You don’t need to update the Arizona DMV if you are moving from Arizona to another state. Your Arizona 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, and you don’t need to surrender your license plates.

Things to do when moving out of Arizona:

  • 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?

  • Application for Change of Address Form
  • Your new and old address
  • Credit card for payments
  • 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 Arizona residency
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of liability insurance 
  • Proof of inspection
  • Proof of ownership
  • Application for Arizona Title and/or Registration

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Arizona DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 10 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 will not have to surrender your vehicle registration and plates to the Arizona 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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