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How to Notify the New Jersey DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your New Jersey DMV?

When looking to change your address for your New Jersey 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 New Jersey, 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.

New Jersey DMV requires you to update your address within 60 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 New Jersey: How to change my address with the New Jersey DMV?

Even if you’re moving within the state of New Jersey, you will still be required to notify the DMV of the change of address. The fees required to update your address with DMV is $11 and you’ll have 7 days to do so after your move.

 It’s important to note that you will also have to get your driver’s license updated before updating your vehicle registration.

 Also, you will not be issued a new New Jersey driving license if you have moved within the state of New Jersey. You will receive a sticker to put on your current driving license as an update.

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

 

1. Online

This is one of the most convenient and simple options available, considering that you have your New Jersey Driver’s License, ID and a social security number (SSN). You can easily update your address with just a few clicks.

You can go through the online address change eligibility requirement.

If you are eligible, visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) and login/register by providing your NJ Driver’s License/ID number, zip code and social security number.

Step by Step Process

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  1. Log into your MyMVC account by providing the following details.                                       New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
  2. The online system will provide you with a confirmation that can be printed.

Documents required for your New Jersey driver’s license change of address

You need to have the following documents nearby to complete the online process quickly:

  • Driver’s license/ ID card number
  • Social security number
  • Vehicle registration
  • Zip code

 

2. In person

The online DMV change of address is only applicable under certain conditions. Otherwise, you either have to go through the in-person procedure or mail the address change form to the DMV.

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

Eatontown

DMV FIELD OFFICE

109 Rte 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Lawrenceville

DMV FIELD OFFICE

3200 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Lancaster

DMV FIELD OFFICE

811 Okerson Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728

Find your local DMV field office

Step by step process

  1. To update your address in person, you can visit your nearest DMV office and fill out the New Jersey change of address form along with showing your proof of your identity and residency.
  2. You can change your address by calling (609) 292-6500, you may be asked your zip code, NJ driver’s license or ID card number and social security number (SSN).
  3. You cannot change your address by mail.
  4. Locate your local DMV office.

Documents required for your New Jersey 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 (Utility bills, mortgage agreement, or any other proof of your old and new address)
  • Existing driver’s license card
  • Completed application for permit/license/non-driver ID (Form BA-208).
  • Birth Certificate or valid U.S. passport as proof of your DOB

Documents required for your New Jersey vehicle registration change of address

To update your address on the vehicle registration, you need the following documents:

  • Recent registration card
  • Address where your trailer vehicle is located.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Proof of residence

 

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

If you are moving from another state to New Jersey, you need to get a new driver’s license and update your vehicle’s registration too. You have 60 days to complete this process.

The process is a bit different from moving within New Jersey as you must pay a certain fee and get a new driver’s license. You will also have to surrender your old out-of-state driver’s license.

In-person procedure for driver’s license change of address

You cannot apply for a driver’s license online. You have to visit the DMV and visit their field office to apply for a new license.

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

Eatontown

DMV FIELD OFFICE

109 Rte 36, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Lawrenceville

DMV FIELD OFFICE

3200 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Lancaster

DMV FIELD OFFICE

721 W Ave L6, Lancaster, CA 93535

Find your local DMV field office

Step-by-step process

 Here’s how you can apply for a new driver’s license and hence update your address with the DMV:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the DMV and visit your local DMV field office.
  2. Request a driver’s license and fill out the application for drivers license (BA-208). This form is not available online.
  3. The form requires your SSN, proof of residence and other essential information, so make sure you have all the necessary documents with you.
  4. You don’t need to pass the vision test and knowledge test. You will be required to pass the road test if your out-of-state license is expired.
  5. You also must pay a fee of $24. Here are the most common payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Debit or Credit card
    • Money Order
  6. You will be required to submit the application form along with the payment proof.

Documents required for your New Jersey driver’s license change of address

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

In-person procedure for vehicle registration change of address

Let’s go through how to update your vehicle’s registration as a new resident of New Jersey:

  1. Visit the NJMVC website and go through the concerned vehicle type.
  2. Download the Vehicle Registration Application (Form BA-49).                                            Application for Vehicle Registration - NJ DMV Change of Address
  3. Before you register, you must also get liability insurance.
  4. You can also register by visiting your local NJ MVC office in person.
  5. Pay the required fee. You can check the fee breakdown here.

Documents required for Vehicle Registration:

  • Vehicle Registration Application (Form BA-49).
  • Last previously issued registration document.
  • New Jersey insurance card or company name.
  • Vehicle inspection form.

 You have to register your vehicle within 60 days of your move to New Jersey.

 

Jersey City, NJ, USAI’m moving from New Jersey to another State: How to change my address with the New Jersey DMV?

If you’re moving out of New Jersey, you will not be required to inform the NJMVC about the address change on your driver’s license. Your New Jersey’s driver’s license will be automatically canceled once you obtain a license from the state you are moving in.

 New Jersey also requires you to surrender inactive plates.

 You can notify the New Jersey DMV about the address change in two ways. The process is pretty similar to that explained in the “within state change of address” section.

Update my address online with the New Jersey DMV

  1. Log into your NJMVC account by providing your zip code, SSN, and driver’s license.
  2. Follow the steps and provide all required information.

Update my address in person with the New Jersey DMV

  1. To update your address in person, you can visit your nearest DMV office and fill out the New Jersey change of address form along with showing your proof of your identity and residency.
  2. You can change your address by calling (609) 292-6500, you may be asked your zip code, NJ driver’s license or ID card number and social security number (SSN).
  3. Locate your local DMV office.

Note: You cannot change your address by mail.

Documents required for vehicle registration

  • Complete New Jersey DMV change of address form
  • Old and new address
  • Driver’s license number
  • Plate/placard number

Note: You don’t have to return the license plates to the DMV.

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the NJ DMV of my move?

Be sure that you notify the NJMVC within 10 days of the move.

What are the documents required?

  • Old and new address
  • Driver’s license number
  • Filled driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • Proof of DOB and legal presence
  • Address where your trailer vessel is located.
  • Proof of residence
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)

Do I need to take a driving test?

You don’t need to take a driving test but still, need to clear the knowledge test (traffic laws and sign test) and vision test. This is only in case you are moving into New Jersey.

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?

No, you don’t need to return your license plates to the New Jersey DMV after moving to another state.

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

You have to follow two different procedures to change your name and address on your driving license. You can only change your name and address at the same time if you are applying for a new DL/ID. For further details, visit DRIVER’S LICENSE OR ID CARD UPDATES.

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