New York DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in New York? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call New York home.

To begin, select from the following

New York Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of New York?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Will the state of New York issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

No

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

You're in luck! You can easily complete your change of address online through New York's Change of Address System.

A fan of snail mail? You can also complete your change of address by mail here:

NYS DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

Act fast - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

New York Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of New York?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You'll be happy about this one: You can easily complete your change of address online through New York's Change of Address System.

Or, you can complete your change of address in person at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, or by phone: 1-518-486-9786.

Like to do things the old-fashioned way? You can also complete your change of address by mail here:

NYS DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your Notice of Change of Address Form
  • Your date of birth
  • Your driver's license number
  • Your license plate number
  • Your new address
  • The name of your leasing company, if the vehicle is leased

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

New York Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

We hate to say it, but you'll need to visit the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Services are not available online.

What will I need?

When do I need to get a new driver's license?

Act fast - you'll need to visit the New York Department of Motor Vehicles office within 30 days of your move.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope. Save your real driving skills for the road. You will, however, have to pass a vision exam.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. Costs vary. Visit the New York Drivers License fees page for more information.

New York Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You'll need to visit the New York Department of Motor Vehicles in person. Sorry to say, but services are not available online.

What will I need?

When do I need to register my vehicle?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to register your vehicle within 30 days of your move.

Is there a fee?

We don't fault you for asking. Costs vary. Visit the fees page for more information.

Is an emission test required?

Yes. Visit New York's Emission Information page for more information.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

No. Visit New York's Insurance Requirements page to learn more.

New York Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of New York?

Yes

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

You're in luck! You can easily complete your change of address online through New York's Change of Address System.

Or, you can complete your change of address in person at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, or by phone: 1-518-486-9786.

Like to do things the old-fashioned way? You can also complete your change of address by mail here:

NYS DMV License Production Bureau
P.O. Box 2895
Albany, NY 12220-0895

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

Act fast - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

New York Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of New York?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Alas, services are not available online. You can complete your change of address in person at the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Or, you can complete your change of address by mail here:

Department of Motor Vehicles
2799 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763

What will I need?

  • Your new mailing address
  • Your old license plates

Do I need to return my license plates?

Yes. Unfortunately, you won't be able to save them for the grandkids. When you return your plates, make sure to remove their frames and fasteners; the DMV will not accept a vehicle plate with any frame or any fasteners attached.

Resources

New York Department of Motor Vehicles
1-518-473-5595

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