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Change of Address

This section provides information to help you change the residence listed on your DC DMV driver license, non-driver identification card, and vehicle registration. DC DMV offers online or by mail options if you already have a REAL ID or a Limited Purpose credential, and an in-person option if you do not. A REAL ID credential has a star in the upper right hand corner; a Limited Purpose credential is marked “Not for Official Purposes.”

Note: You may not list a temporary address and/or PO Box as your residence.

You must update changes in address with DC DMV within 60 calendar days of a move to keep your records current. If you request your change of address by mail, it will be processed within 7–10 business days from receipt. Also, if your change of address is rejected, please reply to the DC DMV email. By doing so, DC DMV will respond within two business days. If you do not respond to the email, it will delay the processing of your change of address. 

Online

If you currently have a REAL ID, you may change your address online by uploading the required residency documents and submitting your request to change your address. Once you have successfully completed the application process and submitted the required documents, DC DMV will respond via email to inform you if your request to change your address is approved. If your request is approved, you will be directed to pay the required change of address fee. After the fee is paid, DC DMV will update your DC driver license or identification card, along with any corresponding vehicle registration.

You may change your address at the link below:

Once your change of address request has been approved, to complete the process of changing your address, you must pay the appropriate fees. You may do so at the link below:

Note: You cannot request a residential parking permit when doing an online change of address.

By Mail

If you currently have a REAL ID or a Limited Purpose credential, you may change your address by mail. Mail the necessary two proof of residency documents, a completed DC DMV driver application form, and the correct fee (more information below) to:

DC DMV
Attn: Change of Address
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090

If you request your Change of Address by mail, it will be processed within 7–10 business days from receipt. Please allow up to 15 business days to receive your product related to your change of address before contacting DC DMV. Information on the documents you will need to prove residency is available at the link below:

The DC DMV Driver License or Identification Card Application is available at the link below:

In Person

If you have a REAL ID or Limited Purpose credential, you must bring your two residency documents, completed driver application form and fee payment to a DC DMV service center location. You may also change your address on your REAL ID or Limited Purpose credential in person if you choose.

For a REAL ID credential, you will also have to bring additional original source documents to prove your identity, Social Security number, and District residency. Information on the documents you must provide is available at the links below:

For a Limited Purpose credential, you will also have to bring additional original source documents to prove your identity, Social Security status, and District residency. Information on the documents you must provide is available at the links below:

Fees

If you are not completing another transaction at the same time, such as renewing your driver license or vehicle registration, there is also a change of address fee.

The address change will be applied to your driver license or identification card and your vehicle registrations. The address change will also be sent to the DC Board of Elections. For vehicles with co-owners, the change of address will only be applicable to the primary owner. If there is a District co-owner on the vehicle registration, that individual must apply for his or her own change of address.

Failure to update your address with DC DMV may make us unable to send you inspection, license, and vehicle registration renewals, ticket notices, license suspensions/revocations, and other pertinent DC DMV documents. As a result, you may experience inconveniences and fees.

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