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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in New Jersey

    You can change your address on your MVC records either online, by phone, or in person at a MVC office. If you'd like a new driver's license/ID cardvehicle registration, or title certificate showing your new address, you'll need to apply for duplicates.

    Continue reading this page to find out how to change your name with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

    Change Your Address with the NJ MVC

    In New Jersey, you must notify the NJ MVC of your new address. You can change your address online, by phone, or in person at your local NJ MVC office. You cannot change your address by mail.

    Within 4 weeks, the NJ MVC will mail your confirmation and new address stickers to attach to the back of your existing NJ driver’s license or non-driver identification card.

    NOTE: Changing your address with the NJ MVC does not change your information on your NJ driver’s license, ID card, vehicle title, or registration.

    If you want replacement documents showing your new address, you will need to apply for them. For more information, see the relevant sections below.

    Online

    To change your address online, visit the NJ MVC Address Change website.

    You must provide your:

    • Zip code.
    • NJ driver’s license or ID card number.
    • Social Security number (SSN).

    By Phone

    You can change your address by calling the NJ MVC at:

    • (888) 486-3339.
    • Touch-tone (TTY): (609) 292-5120.

    You may need to provide your:

    • Zip code.
    • NJ driver’s license or ID card number.
    • Social Security number (SSN).

    In Person

    To update your address in person, visit your local NJ MVC office and bring proofofyouridentityandresidency.

    NJ Driver’s License/ID Card Replacement

    To replace your NJ driver’s license, non-driver identification card, or commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a duplicate card showing your new address, you must apply in person at your local NJ MVC office and:

    Visit our Replacing a License page for more information.

    NJ Vehicle Registration & Title Replacement

    If you'd like replacement vehicle documents showing your new address, you'll need to pay for duplicates. Visit our Replacing a Registration and Replacing a Title Certificate pages for more information.

    Prove Your Identity and NJ Residency

    The New Jersey MVC requires you to prove your identity and NJ residency using the identification system based on 6 points.

    If you visit a NJ MVC office in person, you will mostly likely be required to prove your identity and/or residency before you can complete your transaction.

    To pass this verification system, you will need:

    • At least 1 document from the primary ID document list, such as your:
      • Civil birth certificate.
      • U.S. passport (current or expired less than 3 years).
      • Current NJ digital driver license, CDL, or non-driver ID card.
    • At least 1 document from the secondary ID document list, such as your:
      • Non-digital NJ photo driver’s license.
      • U.S. college photo ID card with transcript.
      • U.S. military discharge papers (DD-214).
    • Proof of your New Jersey residency, such as a(n):
      • Utility or credit card bill (issued within 90 days).
      • Bank statement (issued within 60 days).
      • Original lease or rental agreement.
    • A verifiable Social Security number (SSN).

    NOTE: All documents must be original or certified copies, and in English. The NJ MVC assigns each document a certain number of points. You must provide enough to reach a minimum of 6 points.

    For more information and a complete list of the identification documents, download the 6-Point ID Brochure or use the New Jersey Online Document Selector tool.

    New NJ Residents

    If you’re relocating to New Jersey from another state, you will need to transfer your out-of-state license and change your vehicle title and registration within 60 days of your arrival.

    For more information on how to proceed, visit the following pages:

    Change Your Name in New Jersey

    The NJ Motor Vehicle Commission requires you to report your change of name within 2 weeks of making the change. You must apply in person at your local New Jersey MVC office.

    For more information on how to change the name on your driver’s license, CDL, ID card, vehicle title, or registration card, visit Changing Your Name in New Jersey page.

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