Change of Address in Missouri
When you apply for a driver's license, Missouri law requires you to present proof of your identity, residency, and lawful presence in the United States. This information is used to ensure the accuracy of the Department of Revenue's (DOR) records.
There are several reasons why it is important to update your address after a move:
- The DOR sends out postcards to remind drivers when to renew their licenses. If your address is incorrect, you won't receive your postcard.
- The address on your driver's license is also used for vehicle registration purposes. Having the incorrect address listed may result in penalties for a delayed registration.
- As your driver's license is considered legal identification, emergency personnel will use the address listed to find your friends or family if you are ever involved in a serious accident.
To change the address listed on your driver's license records, complete a Address Change Request (Form 4160) and send it to:
- Missouri Department of Revenue
- P.O. Box 100
- Jefferson City, MO 65105
Although completing this form will update the Department of Revenue's records, it won't update the address listed on your driver's license. If you wish to obtain an license that lists your new address, you'll need to follow the procedure for obtaining a duplicate license.
If you have questions about changing your driver's license address, please call the DOR's Driver Licensing Division at (573) 751-4600. If you have questions about updating the address on your vehicle registration paperwork, please call (573-526-3669).
As an alternative, you can e-mail the DOR with your full name, MO driver's license number or Social Security number, your Missouri vehicle license plate numbers if any, and your old and new mailing addresses (including county) firstname.lastname@example.org and your information will be forwarded to the appropriate staff members.