Virginia DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Virginia? 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 Virginia home.

To begin, select from the following

Virginia Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Virginia?

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 Virginia 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 Virginia's Change of Address System.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your current driver's license
  • Your date of birth

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 30 days of your move.

Virginia Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Virginia?

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?

Fortunately, you can complete your change of address online through Virginia's Change of Address System.

Or, you can complete it in person at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your title number
  • Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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 30 days of your move.

Virginia 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 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. 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 obtain an Virginia driver's license within 60 days of becoming a resident.

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. There is a $32 driver license fee.

Virginia 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 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in person. Sorry to say, but services are not available online.

What will I need?

  • Your Application for Title and Registration
  • Your out-of-state Certificate of Title
  • An accurate odometer statement, OR if the car is over 10 years old, an exemption certificate for the odometer reading
  • Proof of address

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.

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?

If you live in certain counties in Virginia, you may need to have an emissions inspection completed on your vehicle before registration. Visit the Virginia Emissions Testing page page for more information.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit Virginia’s Insurance Requirements page for more information.

Virginia Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Virginia?

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

Virginia Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Virginia?

Yes

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

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
1-804-497-7100

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