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How to Notify the Vermont DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Vermont DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Vermont 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont.

Vermont DMV requires you to update your address within 30 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 Vermont: How to change my address with the Vermont 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 Vermont, you are required to update your address with DMV within 30 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 Vermont DMV change of address?


1. Online

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


Step by step process

  1. Visit the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle website.Vermont DMV change of address - Homepage
  1. Fill in the requested information and follow through the process.
  2. Complete the application and double-check for any errors.
  3. You will be required to provide your last name, date of birth, license or ID number and SSN. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  4. After completing the request, decide if you want to request a replacement license.
  5. You will have to pay the fee online by credit card.


2. In person

If you don’t want to apply for an address change online, you can do it the old-fashioned way. You can make an appointment at 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 office and their address in Vermont:


Department of Motor Vehicles

120 State St, Montpelier, VT


Department of Motor Vehicles

102 Tracey Rd, Colchester, VT


Department of Motor Vehicles

7 Mahady Ct, Middlebury, VT

Find your local DMV field office


Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Request for the change of address form and provide the requested information.
  3. You will be needing your current license and a proof that your address has been changed.
  4. Same documents will be required for both, changing your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.


Documents required

  • Proof of signature
    • Vermont driver’s license, Vermont ID Card (either 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 Vermont, you can also change your address by mail. It’s quite an easy process and can be completed conveniently without any effort. The Vermont 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 Vermont.

Step by step process

  1. Fill in the change of address form.
  2. Mail the form to

    Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles,
    120 State Street, Montpelier,
    VT 05603-0001.


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

If you are moving from another state to Vermont, you need to get a new driver’s license from the Vermont DMV. You must apply for a new license within 60 days and also register your vehicle within 60 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 Vermont DMV in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within Vermont part.


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

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office.
  2. Ask for the application for the driver’s license form.
  3. You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  4. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  5. Pass the vision exam.
  6. If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.


Documents/Information required

  • Proof of signature
    • Vermont driver’s license, Vermont ID Card (either 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.

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

You don’t need to update the Vermont DMV if you are moving from Vermont to another state. Your Vermont 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. You will be required to surrender your plates to the Vermont DMV. You can ship the plates to the mailing address mentioned in the ‘moving within Vermont’ section.


Things to do when moving out of Vermont:

  • 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 Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Change of address form.
  • Application for driver’s license.
  • 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 Vermont 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 Vermont DMV of my move?

You must notify the Vermont DMV within 30 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?

Yes, after moving to another state you are required to return your license plates to the Vermont 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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