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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Delaware

    To change your address on your driver’s license/ID card, vehicle registration, and certificate of title, you’ll need to inform the DMV of your new address in person or by mail. You will then need to visit your local DMV office in person to obtain updated documents showing your new name.

    Continue reading this page for complete instructions on how to change your address with the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and obtain updated documents.

    Change Your Address with the DE DMV

    When you move to a new address in Delaware, you must notify the DMV within 30 days. You can do this either:

    NOTE: You cannot change your address online.

    This will update your Delaware DMV records only. You’ll need to request replacements if you’d like updated documents showing your new address.

    DE Driver’s License/ID Card Address Change

    Once you’ve informed the DMV of your new address (see above), visit your local Delaware DMV office in person to obtain your free updated driver’s license or ID card.

    You may need to present your current DE driver’s license or ID card. If you’ve lost it, find out how to order a replacement by visiting our following pages:

    Car Registration & Title Address Change

    To change your address on your vehicle title and registration, you’ll need to first update the Delaware DMV of your new address (see above). After this step, you can apply for a replacement registration and certificate of title that has your new address.

    Complete instructions can be found on our following pages:

    New Delaware Residents

    When you move to Delaware, you will need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license to the state DMV within 60 days of becoming a resident. You’ll need to visit your local DE DMV office in person with your current driver’s license and submit the required documents and payment.

    Visit our Applying for a New License page for more information. (If you’re a teenager, visit our Applying for a New Teen License in Delaware page.)

    Also within 60 days of moving to Delaware, you’ll need to register your out-of-state car with the DE DMV. You’ll need to have appropriate car insurance and pass a vehicle inspection before your car will be eligible for registration.

    For more information, visit our Car Registration in Delaware page.

    Change Your Name in Delaware

    If you’ve changed your name for any reason (e.g. court order, marriage, divorce), you’ll need to inform the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 30 days. You will need to visit your local DE DMV office with proof of your name change as well as any other required documents.

    You will need to pay some fees for updated documents showing your new name.

    See our Name Change page for complete instructions.

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