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How to Notify the Michigan DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Michigan DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Michigan 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 Michigan, 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, in person and by mail.

Michigan DMV requires you to update your address as soon as you move to your new place. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within Michigan: How to change my address with the Michigan 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 Michigan, you are required to update your address with the DMV as soon as you 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 a Michigan DMV change of address?


1. Online

In Michigan, 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 Michigan driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a social security number (SSN).

Step by step process

  1. Log in to website. Create an account if you don’t have one.
  2. Fill in your credentials and follow through the process to update your address.
  3. Complete the application and double-check for any errors.
  4. You will be required to provide your social security number, driver’s license or ID card number. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  5. You will have to pay the fee online by credit card.
  6. Once you’re done with the process, the DMV will send you a letter to verify your new address to your previous address on file.


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 make an appointment to 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 offices and their address in Michigan:

Suttons Bay

Department of Motor Vehicles

100B S Cedar St, Suttons Bay, MI

Traverse City

Department of Motor Vehicles

1759 Barlow St, Traverse City, MI


Department of Motor Vehicles

931 S Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI

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 Michigan Address.

Documents required

  • Proof of signature
    • Michigan driver’s license, Michigan 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


3. By mail

In Michigan, you can also change your address by mail. It’s quite an easy process and can be completed conveniently without any effort. The Michigan 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 Michigan

Step by step process

  1. Fill in the Application for address change (Form ED-109W).
  2. Mail the form to:

Michigan Department of State,
PO Box 30764,
Lansing, MI 48918


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

If you are moving from another state to Michigan, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Michigan DMV. You have to apply for a new license and register your vehicle as soon as you’ve established 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 Michigan DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within Michigan part.

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

  1. Locate your nearest Michigan DMV office.
  2. Ask for the application for driver’s license form.
  3. Fill out the completed Application for Michigan vehicle title (TR-11L).
  4. You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  5. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  6. Pass the vision exam and pay the $25 fee.
  7. If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.

Documents/Information required

  • Proof of signature
    • Michigan driver’s license, Michigan 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 Michigan.


DMV Change of address, Harbor Springs, Michigan, United States

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

You don’t need to update the Michigan DMV if you are moving from Michigan to another state. Your Michigan’s 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.

If you’ve already received your new plates and registration, you can stop by a Secretary of State branch office to cancel your Michigan plates and registration.

You can update your address and also mail your plates to the same address as mentioned in the ‘moving within’ Michigan section.

Things to do when moving out of Michigan:

  • 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 Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles:


Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Michigan DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV as soon as you change your address.

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?

It’s not necessary to surrender your license plates to the Michigan 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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