Washington DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Washington? 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 Washington home.

To begin, select from the following

Washington Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Washington?

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

Not automatically, but you can request one.

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 Washington's Change of Address System.

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

Driver Records
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your current driver's license
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Your Change of Address Form

When will I need to notify the DMV?

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

Washington Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Washington?

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 Washington's Change of Address System.

Or, you can complete it in person at the Washington Department of Licensing.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your license plate 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 10 days of your move.

How much will it cost?

Ah, the age old question. It'll be $5- but only if you want a new registration paper when you change your address.

Washington 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 Washington Department of Licensing. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

  • Your current driver license
  • Proof of Identity (Out of state license, passport, etc.)
  • Your social security number

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

Act fast - you'll need to obtain an Washington driver's license within 30 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 $45 driver license fee.

Washington 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 Washington Department of Driver Services 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.

Is there a fee?

We don't fault you for asking. Registration fees depend on several factors including the weight of your vehicle, where you live, and the types of license plates you want. To find out the fees for your vehicle, please contact a local vehicle licensing office or call the Washington State Department of Licensing at 360-902-3770 for more information.

Is an emission test required?

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

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit Washington’s Mandatory Insurance page for more information.

Washington Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Washington?

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

Washington Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Washington?

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

Washington Department of Licensing
1-360-902-3770

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