North Carolina DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in North Carolina? 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 North Carolina home.

To begin, select from the following

North Carolina Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of North Carolina?

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 North Carolina issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

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 North Carolina Change of Address System. You can also complete your change of address in person at the North Carolina Duplicate Driver License page.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your driver's license number
  • Your Social Security number, Taxpayer Identification Number or U.S. Visa Number
  • Your credit or debit card for the $10 fee

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 60 days of your move.

North Carolina Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of North Carolina?

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're in luck! You can easily complete the change of address on your vehicle registration on the NCDOT website.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your car's license plate number
  • The last five digits of the vehicle title number.

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

Don't sit on it for too long - you'll need to report your change of address within 30 days of your move.

North Carolina 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 North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles in person. Unfortunately, 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 North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles office within 60 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 written and road test if your out-of-state license has been expired for more than two years.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. Costs vary. Visit the fees page for more information.

North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 becoming a resident, or when gainful employment is accepted, whichever occurs first.

Is there a fee?

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

Is an emission test required?

No

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit North Carolina's Insurance Requirements page to learn more.

North Carolina Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of North Carolina?

No. When you receive a license from your new state, North Carolina will automatically cancel your driver's license. Let's just say they did the hard work for you.

North Carolina Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of North Carolina?

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 mail your license plates and registration to:

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27600-3148

What will I need?

Do I need to return my license plates?

Yes. Unfortunately, you won't be able to save them for the grandkids.

When do I need to do it?

You’ll need to report your change of address within 60 days of your move.

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