Change of Address in North CarolinaPage Overview
Changing Your Address in North Carolina
If you’re new to North Carolina or have moved within the state, you must notify the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of your new address.
On this page, you’ll find information on how to change your address on your NC driver’s license, identification card, vehicle title, and registration.
When you move within North Carolina, you must update your address on your NC driver’s license or ID card within 60 days.
You can change your address in person or online. You cannot change your address by mail.
NOTE: If you own a vehicle, you’ll also need to change your address on your certificate of title and registration. See the “NC Vehicle Title and Registration Address Change” section below.
You can use the online service if:
- Your NC driver’s license has not been suspended.
- You do not have an outstanding debt with the NC DMV.
- Your photo is on file with the NC DMV.
- Your SSN or legal presence documents are on file with the NC DMV.
To change your address online, visit the duplicate driver license website. You must provide your:
- NC driver’s license or ID card number (issued after January 2000).
- Social Security number (SSN), or legal presence on file with the NC DMV.
- Date of birth.
- E-mail address.
- Credit or debit card information to pay the $10 fee.
You will receive your updated card by mail within 10 business days.
If you are not eligible for an online address change with the NC DMV, you must change your address in person.
To change your address on your NC driver’s license or ID card in person, visit your local NC Division of Motor Vehicles office and bring:
- Your current NC driver’s license or identification card.
- Cash, check, or money order to pay the $10 fee.
When you move within North Carolina, you must change your address on your NC vehicle title and registration records within 30 days.
Depending on the county you have moved to in North Carolina, you may have to pass a safety and emissions inspection if your registration expires within 90 days. Contact your local NC DMV county office for more information.
You can change your address on your vehicle records by mail or in person. You cannot change your address online.
Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
NOTE: This will change the NC DMV’s records ONLY. The NC DMV does not require you to have an updated title/registration card, nor will they issue you one. If you would like to request updated documents showing your new address, follow the instructions on our Replacing a Lost NC Title and Replacing a Lost NC Registration pages.
It will cost you the following fees to change your address on North Carolina DMV documents:
- Driver’s license: $10.
- ID Card: $10
- Vehicle title and registration card: $15.
Accepted Payment Methods
North Carolina DMV offices accept payment by:
- Money order.
- Personal check.
- You must be able to show identification.
- Check must be drawn from a NC bank or an out-of-state bank that has a branch in NC.
NC DMV offices do not accept credit or debit cards for in-person transactions.
For online transactions, the NC DMV accepts payment by credit or debit card only.
When you move to North Carolina from out of state, you’ll need to:
- Apply for a NC driver’s license within 60 days, if you wish to drive.
- Register and title your vehicle in NC within 30 days, or when you become gainfully employed, whichever comes first.
NOTE: You’ll need a NC driver’s license before you can register your vehicle.
For more information, please see our pages on the following topics:
- Applying for a New License (Drivers 18+)
- Applying for a New License (Teens)
- NC Vehicle Registration
- Title Transfers in North Carolina
If you’ve changed your name, you must visit a North Carolina DMV office to update your information on the following North Carolina documents:
- Driver’s license or identification card.
- Vehicle title.
- Vehicle registration.
For more information, please see our page on Changing Your Name in North Carolina.
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