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How to Notify the Maine DMV of an Address Change?

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When looking to change your address for your Maine 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 Maine, 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 at a DMV office in Maine.

Maine 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 Maine: How to change my address with the Maine Bureau of Motors and Vehicles?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the Maine Bureau of Motors and Vehicles as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within Maine, you are required to update your address with DMV within 30 days of your move.

When you’re moving to another state, there are a lot of things that you already need to take care of. You can easily miss out on important stuff like updates with the DMV which can become a problem afterward. Some individuals are not aware of the documentation deadlines with the DMV. Since you just have 30 days to update your address with the Maine DMV, there’s very little time to waste. 

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 a Maine DMV change of address?


1. In person

You cannot apply for an address change request online in Maine. You will have to do it the old-fashioned way. 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 Maine:


Department of Motor Vehicles

125 Presumpscot St Unit 4, Portland, ME


Department of Motor Vehicles

360 Old County Rd Ste 1, Rockland, ME


Department of Motor Vehicles

39 Poulin Drive Community Center, Skowhegan, ME

Find your local DMV field office


Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Visit the Maine BMV website for a complete list of accepted documents.
  3. You will be needing your current license and a proof that your address has been changed.
  4. Same documents will be required for both, changing your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.


Documents required

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


2. By phone


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

If you are moving from another state to Maine, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Maine DMV. You must apply for a new license within 30 days and register your vehicle within 30 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 DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within Maine part.

As per the rules in various states, you can expect that the Maine driver’s license for a new resident is only available for those individuals that do not have any outstanding revocations, suspensions or cancellations on their out-of-state driver’s license.

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

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Visit the Maine BMV website for a complete list of accepted documents.
  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. Visit the fees page for payment information.
  6. If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.


Documents/Information required

  • Proof of signature
    • Maine driver’s license, Maine ID Card (either 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 driver’s license on mail or online.

DMV change of address - Maine

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

Not every state requires you to update the DMV if you’re leaving the state. It varies on which state you are residing in, and the rules and requirements of that state. 

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


Things to do when moving out of Maine:

  • 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 Maine Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • 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 Maine 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 Maine DMV of my move?

You must notify the Maine DMV within 30 days of establishing residency

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 Maine 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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