How to Update Drivers License and Registration

There are a few certainties in life – death, taxes... and waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). While making a trip to the DMV probably isn’t at the top of your bucket list, you may need to visit the good old DMV soon if moving is anywhere close on the horizon.

Depending on where you’re moving, you may need to report a change of residential address for your driver’s license, permit, and/or vehicle registration. However, before you make a trip to the DMV, there are a few things you should know off-the-bat:

  • Listen up! Policies and procedures vary state-by-state, and you may not need to update your records.

  • Some states allow you to update your address online. Translation: You may not need to make an in-person visit to the DMV (fingers crossed that your state is one of them!).

  • You may need to act quickly – some states require that you update your records within 10 days of moving.

Scroll through the list below to find the state that you’re moving to or within in order to determine your next steps. For example, if you’re moving from Massachusetts to New York, or if you're moving somewhere within New York, you should click "New York" below.

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