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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Michigan

    Changing your address with the Michigan SOS can be done online, by mail, or in person. Once you’ve updated the SOS, your driver’s license/ID card and vehicle records will all be updated.

    Learn how to change your address with the Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) by reading this page.

    Change Your Address with the MI SOS

    When you move to a new address in Michigan, you’ll need to notify the SOS and have your driving and vehicle records updated.

    You can change your address online, by mail, or in person.

    NOTE: Once you’ve updated your address with the Michigan SOS, your driver’s license/ID card, vehicle registration, and voter registration information will automatically be updated.

    Online

    To change your address online, visit the Michigan ExpressSOS website.

    NOTE: You cannot use the online address change system if:

    • You have ordered a duplicate driver’s license/ID card, title certificate, or handicap parking placard on the same day.
    • You submitted an address change in the last 10 days.

    Once you’ve completed the online process, the MI SOS will send you a letter verifying your new address to your previous address on file. If you do not want this letter to be sent to your old address, file your address change in person (see below).

    By Mail

    To change your address by mail, send a completed Michigan Change of Address/Voter Registration (Form ED-109W) to the address on the form.

    Once the SOS has processed your request, they will send you a verification letter to your previous address. If you would prefer not to have this letter sent, please change your address in person (see below).

    In Person

    To change your address in person, visit your local Michigan SOS office with your current MI driver’s license or ID card.

    Once your address change has been processed, you will be issued a sticker with your new address to attach to the back of your MI driver’s license/ID card.

    Vehicle Registration Address Change

    If your vehicle registration is due for renewal and you’ve just moved to a new address, you can change your address when you process your renewal.

    If you’re renewing your registration by mail, you can simply cross out your old address and write your new address on the renewal notice.

    If you’re using the state’s online registration renewal system, you will be able to change your address during this process.

    For more information, visit our Registration Renewal in Michigan page.

    NOTE: If you’ve already changed your name on your MI driver’s license or ID card, your address on your vehicle registration will already have been updated.

    New Michigan Residents

    If you’ve recently moved to Michigan, you will need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license and register your car in the state.

    You will need to visit your local MI SOS office and:

    • Provide various documents, including proof of your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Pass a vision exam.
    • Pay the driver’s licensing fee.
    • Pay the registration and titling fee.

    For complete instructions, please visit our following pages:

    Change Your Name in MI

    If you’ve changed your name, you’ll need to notify the Michigan SOS in person at your local office.

    You will need:

    • Your current MI driver’s license/ID card.
    • Proof of your name change, such as your:
      • Marriage license.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Payment for the required fees.

    You may also need to bring additional documentation. See our Changing Your Name in Michigan page for complete instructions.

    NOTE: You will need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your new name before you change your name on your MI driver’s license/ID card.

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