How to Notify the Connecticut DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Connecticut DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Connecticut 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 Connecticut, 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. 

The Connecticut DMV requires you to update your address within 48 hours 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 Connecticut: How to change my address with the Connecticut DMV?

If you’re moving within the state of Connecticut, you will be required to notify the DMV within 48 hours after the change of address. You will have to change your address with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

You will be required to update your driver’s license or pay for a replacement card. Once the Connecticut DMV is informed regarding your new address, you can simply correct the address on your registration card by crossing out the old one and filling out the new address. You can also apply for a replacement.

 The fee for making a duplicate license is $30 and for the registration card it’s $20.

 So how can you apply for a Connecticut DMV change of address?

 

1. Online

This is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your Connecticut 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 DMV website.

You will be required to provide your social security number, your Connecticut driver’s license or Connecticut non-driver ID number, date of birth, current address on file with DMV and your first and last name as mentioned on your driver’s license.

Step by step process

  1. Visit the Connecticut DMV website and fill in the online change of address form DMV Change of Address, Connecticut, United States
  2. Follow through the steps.

Documents/Information required:

  • Driver’s license/ ID card number
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Current address on file with DMV
  • Your Connecticut driver’s license or Connecticut non-driver ID number

 

2. In person

The online DMV change of address is only applicable under certain conditions. You can also change your address in person at the Connecticut DMV office.

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

Wethersfield

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

60 State St, Wethersfield, CT

Winsted

Department of Motor Vehicles

151 Torrington Rd, Winsted, CT

Willimantic

Department of Motor Vehicles

1557 Main St, Willimantic, CT

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

Documents required

  • VIN
  • Title number
  • Registration plate number
  • Zip code
  • Driver license and title

 

3. By mail

Step by step process

  1. Fill and sign the Change of address form for individuals (PDF)
  2. Mail the completed form to:

DMV Change of Address Unit,
60 State Street, Wethersfield,
CT 06161-1015

 

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

If you are moving from another state to Connecticut, you need to get a new driver’s license and update your vehicle’s registration too. You have 30 days to apply for a driver’s license and 60 days to work on the process of registering your vehicle in Connecticut. 

You will have to visit the Connecticut DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license.

Update my address in person with the DMV

You can drive around Connecticut for 30 days if you have a valid, unexpired learner license from another U.S. state. You have to visit the DMV and visit their field office to apply for a new license.

Step by step process to apply for a new driver’s license and hence update your address with the DMV

  • Schedule an appointment with the DMV and visit your local DMV field office.
  • Request a driver’s license in person.
  • The process requires you to fill out the Application for Driver’s License form and submit it to the local DMV office.
  • 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 your Connecticut driver’s license change of address

To update your address on the driver’s license, you will need the following documents:

  • Social security card
  • Proof of address (i.e. utility bills, mortgage agreement, or any other proof of your old and new address)
  • Existing driver’s license 
  • Date of birth
  • Completed change of address form

 

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

If you’re moving out of Connecticut to another state, on a permanent basis, you will be required to register your vehicle and apply for a new license in your new state. Once you register, you’ll have to cancel your registration in your current state. You will also be required to surrender your license plates.

Steps to follow to cancel your registration in your current state

Note: You can also mail your plates to the Department of Motor Vehicles, 60 State St. Wethersfield, CT 06161 with the subject Attn: Plate Return. 

  • You will also have to include a written statement mentioning that you wish to return your plates. 
  • If you have more than one year left on your registration, you can also request a registration refund. You can do that by mailing a refund request form at the same address mentioned above. 

You can request for the refund form by calling (860) 263-5700 or have it mailed to you.

 

What are the documents required?

  • Old and new address
  • Driver’s license number
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of DOB and legal presence
  • Proof of Residence
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Connecticut DMV of my move?

Be sure that you notify the Connecticut DMV within 48 hours of your move when moving within Connecticut. 

Do I need to take a driving test?

You don’t need to take a driving test when moving to Connecticut.

Do I need to pay for each vehicle registration?

Yes, you have to pay for all your vehicles. You can visit the fees page to see the vehicle registration fee for each type of vehicle.

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 your address in the DMV records.

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

If you’re moving out of Connecticut, cancel your registration once you’ve registered your vehicle in your new state and have new license plates on your vehicle. You can surrender your license plates in the nearest DMV office. 

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

Changing your name and address are two different processes. You can request for a name change and address change separately through the Connecticut DMV website. 

Or, you can do both at the same time when applying for a new driver’s license or ID.

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