Change of Address in Iowa
To learn how to change your address with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and obtain updated documents, continue reading this page.
If you've changed your address, you will need to notify the Iowa DOT within 30 days of your move. You can submit this change either:
- In person.
- By mail.
- By fax.
Notifying the Iowa DOT of your new address will update your records only. If you'd like an updated driver's license or ID card showing your new address, you'll need to apply for a duplicate card. Further information can be found on our following pages:
To change your address in person, you will need to visit your local Iowa DOT driver’s license office.
If you only changed your mailing address, the IA DOT will update your records only. If it's your physical address that has changed, you can apply for a replacement driver's license/ID card at the same time.
To change your address online, visit the Iowa DOT online services website. You will need to login using your:
- Date of birth.
- Social Security number (last 5 digits only).
- Driver's license/ID card number.
By Mail or Fax
To update your address with the IA DOT by mail or by fax, you'll need to complete a Change of Address Notice (Form 430012) and submit it:
- By fax to (515) 237-3071.
- By mail to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, IA 50306
If you've moved to a different Iowa county, you'll need to contact your previous county treasurer’s office and let them know your new address. You must do this within 10 days of moving.
The Iowa DOT will forward your vehicle registration information to your new county of residence.
If you'd like updated vehicle documents reflecting your change of address, you'll need to apply for replacements. See our following pages for instructions:
As a new resident of Iowa, you'll need to complete some tasks with the IA Department of Transportation (DOT) soon after your arrival.
Register Your Car
If you've moved to Iowa from another state, you'll need to register any vehicles you have within 30 days of becoming a resident. You must do this even if your out-of-state registration hasn't expired.
Visit your local IA DOT office with your certificate of title, registration application, and payment for the registration fee.
Visit our Car Registration page for more information.
Transfer Your Driver's License
Once you become an Iowa resident, you'll need to transfer your out-of-state driver's license to the IA DOT.
You'll need to visit your local Iowa DOT office in person and:
- Show proof of your identity, IA address, and Social Security number (SSN).
- Pass an eye exam.
- Pay the required fee.
Visit our guide to Applying for a New License in Iowa for more information.
If you've recently had your name changed legally, you'll need to inform the Iowa DOT by visiting your local office in person.
You will need to provide proof of your name change and pay the fee for a replacement driver's license/ID card.
Our Changing Your Name page has all the information you need.