Ohio DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Ohio? 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 Ohio home.

To begin, select from the following

Ohio Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Ohio?

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 Ohio 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 Ohio's Change of Address System. Or, you can complete your change of address in person at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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

Ohio Department of Public Safety - Deputy Registrar Service
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, OH 43216-6520

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • A written statement or a BMV 5756 Change of Address Form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Ohio Driver's License or ID Card Number
  • Your Old and New Address

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

Go ahead and start other moving errands first - there is no time limit as to when you need to report your change of address.

Ohio Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Ohio?

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 Ohio's Change of Address System.

Or, you can complete your change of address in person at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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

Ohio Department of Public Safety - Deputy Registrar Service
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, OH 43216-6520

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • A written statement or a BMV 5657 Change of Address form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Ohio Driver's License or ID Card Number
  • Your Old and New Address

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

Go ahead and tackle some other moving-related tasks. There is no time limit as to when you need to change your address.

Ohio 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 Ohio Bureau 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 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles as soon as you become a resident.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope. Save your real driving skills for the road.

Is there a fee?

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

Ohio 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 Ohio Bureau 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?

No, unless you live in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, or Summit counties. Visit Ohio's Emission Testing page for more information.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit Ohio's Insurance Requirements page to learn more.

Ohio Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Ohio?

No. When you receive a license from your new state, Ohio will automatically cancel your driver license.

Ohio Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Ohio?

No

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

No

Do I need to return my license plates?

No. Go ahead and save them for the grandkids.

Resources

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1-614-752-7500

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