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    Address Changes in New Jersey

    When you move to a new address in New Jersey, you may need to update your address with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) and get a new:

    • NJ driver’s license or ID card.
    • New Jersey certificate of title.
    • Registration card.

    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 3 to 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 “Replace Your NJ Driver’s License/ID Card”, “Replace Your NJ Vehicle Title”, and “Replace your NJ Vehicle Registration” 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 proof of your identity and residency (see the “Prove Your Identity and NJ Residency” section below).

    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:

    • Show proof of your identity and residency (see the “Prove Your Identity and NJ Residency” section below).
    • Pay the $11 fee.

    NJ Vehicle Registration & Title Replacement

    Vehicle Registration

    To replace your New Jersey vehicle registration card with a duplicate showing your new address, visit your local NJ MVC office in person. You cannot apply for a duplicate online or by mail. You will need:

    • Proof of your identity and residency (see the “Prove Your Identity and NJ Residency” section below).
    • Your NJ insurance card or your MVC registration or title receipt.
    • A completed Registration Application (Form BA-49), available at any NJ MVC office.
      • Both the owner and co-owner must sign this form (if applicable).
    • Payment:
      • $5 for passenger/commercial vehicles with registration valid for 1 year.
      • $5 for the final year of a registration valid 4 years.
      • $11 anytime during the first 3 years of a registration valid for 4 years.

    NOTE: If you’re not the title owner or co-owner, you must provide a notarized statement of consent.

    Vehicle Title

    If you need to obtain a duplicate NJ vehicle title with your new address, you can apply by mail or in person at your local NJ MVC office. You cannot apply online.

    To apply, you will need:

    • A completed Application for Duplicate Certificate of Ownership (Form OS/SS-52).
    • Your original vehicle title.
    • Your registration card or insurance ID card.
    • Proof of your new address change, such as a copy of your:
      • Utility or credit card bill (issued within 90 days).
      • Bank statement (issued within 60 days).
      • Original lease or rental agreement.
    • Payment for the $60 fee.

    Take the above items to your local MVC office, or send them to:

    Motor Vehicle Commission
    Data Base Corrections Unit
    P.O. Box 141
    225 East State Street
    Trenton, NJ 08666

    NOTE: You do not need to include the title fee if you’re applying for a duplicate title due to an error caused by the NJ MVC.

    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.

    NJ Voter Registration Address Change

    If you’re registered to vote in New Jersey and have recently moved, you will need to notify the NJ Division of Elections of your new address.

    You will need to complete the Voter Registration Application and mail it to:

    NJ Division of Elections
    P.O. Box 304
    Trenton, NJ 08625

    For information on how to register to vote, visit our Voter Registration in New Jersey page.

    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 two 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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