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How to Notify the Ohio DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Ohio DMV?

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

Ohio DMV requires you to update your address within 10 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 Ohio: How to change my address with the Ohio 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 Ohio, you are required to update your address with the DMV within 10 days of your 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 an Ohio DMV change of address?

 

1. Online

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

Step by Step Process

  • Visit the Ohio BMV website and fill in the details for change of address.

Ohio BMV change of address

  • You will be required to provide your date of birth, last four digits of your social security number (SSN), first letter of last name, Ohio license, ID number or Key Number.
  • Complete the application and double-check for any errors.
  • If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them. 
  • After getting done with the request, decide if you want to request a replacement license.
  • You will have to pay the fee online by credit card.
  • Wait for your documents to come via mail

 

2. By mail

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

Step by step process

Department of Public Safety – Deputy Registrar Services,
PO Box 16520, Columbus,
OH 43216-6520

 

3. In person

If you don’t want to apply for an address change online, you can 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.

Step by step process

  • Locate your nearest DMV office.
  • Fill in the change of address form and provide the requested information.
  • The fees for replacing your driver’s license in Ohio is $24.50.
  • You will be needing your current license and a proof that your address has been changed.
  • Same documents will be required for both, changing your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Documents required

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

Following are some of the major DMV office and their address in Ohio

Medina

Department of Motor Vehicles

972 N Court St, Medina, OH

Findlay

Department of Motor Vehicles

8210 County Road 140 Ste A, Findlay, OH

Westerville

Department of Motor Vehicles

17 Cherri Park Sq, Westerville, OH

Find your local DMV field office

 

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

If you are moving from another state to Ohio, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Ohio DMV. You have to apply for a new license as soon as possible and also 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 Ohio DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. Some DMV offices in Ohio allow you to make an appointment online in advance so you don’t have to wait in lines. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within Ohio part.

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

  • Locate your nearest Ohio DMV office.
  • Ask for the application for the driver’s license form.
  • You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  • You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  • Pass the vision exam.
  • The fee for a new Ohio driver’s license ranges between $19.25 and $24.50 depending on your age. 
  • If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.

Documents/Information required

  • Proof of signature
    • Ohio driver’s license, Ohio 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 driver’s license or vehicle registration on phone, mail or online.

 

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

You don’t need to update the Ohio DMV if you are moving from Ohio to another state. Your Ohio 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. In addition, you will not be required to surrender your plates to the Ohio DMV.

 

Things to do when moving out of Ohio:

  • 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 Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Change of address form
  • 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 Ohio 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 Ohio DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 10 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 Ohio 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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