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How to Notify the Pennsylvania DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Pennsylvania DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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, by mail, or by phone.

Pennsylvania DMV requires you to update your address within 15 days of moving. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within Pennsylvania: How to change my address with the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, you are required to update your address with DMV within 15 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 a Pennsylvania DMV change of address?

 

1. Online

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

Step-by-step procedure

  1. Visit the Online Driver’s License/Photo ID Login page.
  2. Fill in your credentials and follow through the process to update your address.Pennsylvania DMV change of address - PA.gov
  3. You will be required to provide your date of birth, last four digits of your social security number (SSN), and your driver’s license or photo ID number.
  4. Read the instructions thoroughly and follow through the process.
  5. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  6. After getting done with the request, decide if you want to request a replacement license.
  7. You will have to pay the fee online by credit card.

Documents/Information required for change of address:

  • Proof of signature: Pennsylvania driver’s license, Pennsylvania ID Card (any one document from the two)
  • Proof of residency: Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
  • Proof of social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Change of address form

 

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 visit your local driver license office and submit the address change form.

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

Hanover Township

Department of Motor Vehicles

1085 Hanover St, Hanover Township, PA

Selinsgrove

Department of Motor Vehicles

1015 Rte 522, Selinsgrove, PA

Lebanon

Department of Motor Vehicles

900 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA

Find your local DMV field office

Step-by-step procedure

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Print and fill out the change of address form (Form MV-63)
  3. Visit the DMV office along with the required documents.
  4. Determine if you want to replace or renew your license.
  5. Pay the fees required for the process.

Documents/Information required for change of address:

  • Proof of signature: Pennsylvania driver’s license, Pennsylvania ID Card (any one document from the two)
  • Proof of residency: Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
  • Proof of social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Change of address form

 

3. By mail

You can also change your address by mail in Pennsylvania.

Steps:

  • To change your address, mail a completed Address Change (PDF) Form MV-36 to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles,
P.O. Box 68287, Harrisburg,
PA 17106-8287.

  • You can expect to receive your updated license in your mailbox within 10 days.

 

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

If you’re moving to Pennsylvania from another state, you will be required to request for a new driver’s license by visiting the department of Motor Vehicles. You will need to do this within 60 days of moving to the state. You will also need to register your vehicle, the process can be performed within 20 days. You can provide your new address for the process.

Update my address in person with the DMV

When you move to Pennsylvania from another state, you will be required to get a new license.

Step-by-step rocedure

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Submit a completed Application for Pennsylvania Non-Commercial Driver’s License by Out-of-State Non CDL Driver (Form DL-180R).
  3. Visit the DMV office along with the required documents.
  4. You cannot schedule your appointment ahead of time.
  5. Pay the fees required for the process. The fee for getting a new license is $35.
  6. You will receive your driver’s license in your mailbox.

Documents/Information required for change of address

  • Proof of identity: Date of birth, certificate of US citizenship and valid US passport.
  • Proof of residence: You can submit your tax records, lease agreements, and utility bills. Bank Statement.
  • Proof of social security number

Hanover Township

Department of Motor Vehicles

1085 Hanover St, Hanover Township, PA

Selinsgrove

Department of Motor Vehicles

1015 Rte 522, Selinsgrove, PA

Lebanon

Department of Motor Vehicles

900 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA

Find your local DMV field office

 

Pennsylvania DMV Change of Addressm, Pittsburgh, United States

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

You don’t need to update the Pennsylvania DMV if you are moving from Pennsylvania to another state. Your Pennsylvania 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. However, you will have to surrender your license plates to the DMV.

Things to do:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles,
Riverfront Office Center – Refund Section,
P.O. Box 68611, Harrisburg, PA 17106.

 

What are the documents required?

You need the following:

  • Your new address
  • A completed change of address form
  • Your date of birth
  • Your driver’s license number and license plate number
  • Name of the company your car is leased through, if applicable.

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Pennsylvania DMV of my move?

You must notify the DMV within 15 days of your move.

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 my vehicle registration records.

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

You must surrender your vehicle registration and plates to the Pennsylvania 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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