How to Notify the North Carolina DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your North Carolina DMV?

When looking to change your address for your North Carolina 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 North Carolina, 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 with the North Carolina DMV Online and In-Person. 

North Carolina 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 North Carolina: How to change my address with the North Carolina DMV?

Even if you’re moving within the state of North Carolina, you will still be required to notify the DMV of the change of address. You will have to change your address with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. You will be required to get a new or duplicate ID or license. Also, you will be required to get a new or duplicate vehicle registration.

 The fee for making a duplicate license is $14 and for duplicate registration cards is $21.50.

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

 

1. Online

This is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your North Carolina 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 North Carolina DMV’s website

You will be required to provide your social security number, email address, date of birth, debit and credit card.

Step by step process

Log into your MyNCDMV account by providing your email address and password.

Documents/Information required

  • Driver’s license/ ID card number
  • Social security number
  • Vehicle registration
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Credit and Debit card

 

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 NCDMV office.

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

Sanford

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

2210 Carthage St, Sanford

Greensboro

Department of Motor Vehicles

2391 Coliseum Blvd, Greensboro 

Fayetteville

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

815 Elm St, Fayetteville

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 North Carolina Change of Address notice form.
  2. You will be required to provide the VIN, title number, registration plate number, zip code, driver license and title.
  3. Locate your local DMV office.

Documents required for your North Carolina 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
  • Date of birth
  • Completed application form. 

Note : Update your address by mail with the DMV is not an option available in the state of North Carolina. 

 

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

If you are moving from another state to North Carolina, you need to get a new driver’s license and update your vehicle’s registration too. You have 60 days to apply for a new driver’s license and 30 to register your vehicle with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, considering you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from another U.S. state.

Update my address in person with the DMV

You can drive around in North Carolina for 60 days if you have a valid, unexpired learner license from another U.S. state. After that, you need to pay a visit to your local DMV office to apply for a new license.

Step by step process to apply for a new license

 Here’s how you can 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 your SSN, proof of residence and other important information, so make sure you have all the necessary documents with you.
  • You will be required to pay the driver’s license fee and pass the road test, vision test and written test under certain conditions.
  • 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 driver’s license change of address:

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

 

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

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

North Carolina requires you to surrender your license plates and driver’s license to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.

Update my address in Person with the DMV

  1. To update your address in person, you can visit your nearest DMV office and fill out the North Carolina Change of Address notice form.
  2. You will be required to provide the VIN, title number, registration plate number, zip code, driver license and title.
  3. Locate your local DMV office.

Step-by-step process:

  1. Fill out the change of address notice form.
  2. Mail the notice form to NC Division of Motor Vehicles.

 

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)

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the FLHSMV of my move?

Be sure that you notify the FLHSMV within 30 days of the move.

What are the documents required?

You need the following documents to update your address with the Florida FLHSMV:

  • U.S. birth certificate (for U.S. citizens)
  • Green card or Form I-551 (for immigrants)
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Naturalization papers
  • Proof of Social Security
  • W-2 form (not handwritten)
  • Proof of Florida residency (new address)
  • Driver’s license number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license number plate
  • License plates
  • All vehicle registrations (if you are moving to another state)

You can view the complete list of documents here:

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 FLHSMV records.

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

Yes, you have to return your vehicle registration and license plates to FLHSMV.

Why is it important to update my address?

You will face legal issues, miss important driver’s license and vehicle registration renewal notices, miss traffic ticket deadlines, and notices for parking tickets.

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