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    Address Change in New York

    If you have just moved to New York or have moved within the state, you must update your address with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will need to apply for or update your:

    • NY driver’s license or ID card.
    • New York certificate of title.
    • NY vehicle registration.

    Change Your Address with the NY DMV

    The NY state DMV requires you to update your address within 10 days of moving. If you are a military member temporarily stationed outside of New York, you do not need to report an address change.

    You may change your address online, by mail, by phone or in person at your local NY DMV office. You cannot report your address change by email.

    You will not receive updated documents when you change your address on NY DMV records. You can simply write your new address on:

    • The back of your NY driver’s license/ID card.
    • Your vehicle registration document (cross off your old address).

    NOTE: Do not write on your certificate of title. You must apply for a replacement title if you wish to have an up-to-date document. See the “Replace Your NY Vehicle Title” section below.

    If you would like replacement documents showing your new address, you can apply for an updated NY driver’s license/ID card, vehicle registration and title separately.

    Online

    To change your New York address online, visit the New York MyDMV Change My Address website.

    You will need to provide your:

    • New York driver license or ID card number.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Date of birth.

    There is no extra fee to use online services.

    When you’re finished changing your address on the MyDMV online system, you will have the option to apply for a replacement:

    • Driver’s license.
    • Non-driver ID card.
    • Permit.
    • Vehicle registration(s).
    • Vehicle title document(s).

    NOTE: Additional fees apply for replacement documents. For more fee information, see the “Fees to Change Your Address in NY” section below.

    By Phone

    You can change your address by calling the NY DMV call center. You’ll need to have your NY driver’s license, ID card, or learner’s permit with you.

    If you’d like updated documents showing your new address, you will also need a credit card to pay the appropriate fee (see the “Fees to Change Your Address in NY” section below).

    If you choose not to order new documents, there is no fee to change the address on your NY DMV records by phone.

    In Person

    To change your address in person, visit your local New York DMV office and bring:

      • NY photo driver license, permit or ID (current/expired less than 2 years).
      • Current U.S. passport or passport card.
      • U.S. military photo ID card (active, reserve, or retired personnel only).

    If you would like replacement documents showing your new address, you will also need to:

    • Check the appropriate box in the “Part 2 Purchase Replacement Document” section.
    • Submit payment for your replacement fee (see the “Fees to Change Your Address in NY” section below).

    You will only need to pay a fee if you are ordering replacement documents.

    Replace Your NY Vehicle Title

    You can apply for a replacement vehicle title showing your new NY address either online, by mail, or in person at your local NY DMV office. You cannot apply by phone or e-mail.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are not required to get a replacement title. If you don’t want a replacement, do not make any written changes to your current NY certificate of title, as this will make it invalid.

    Online

    To apply for a duplicate NY vehicle title online, you need to have already changed your address on NY DMV records. See the “Change Your Address with the NY DMV” section above.

    Get a replacement NY certificate of title by using the New York MyDMV Change My Address system.

    You’ll need to provide your:

    • New York driver license or ID card number.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Credit card for the $20 duplicate fee.

    To check if you need to bring any additional documents, visit the NY DMV website.

    Your duplicate NY vehicle title will be mailed to you.

    By Mail

    To apply for a duplicate NY vehicle title by mail, you will need:

    • A completed Application for Duplicate Title (FormMV-902).
    • Payment for the $20 duplicate title fee. See the “Fees to Change Your Address in NY” section below.

    Mail your form and payment to:

    Title Bureau
    NYS DMV
    P.O. Box 2750
    Albany, NY 12220

    Your duplicate NY vehicle title will be mailed to you.

    NOTE: If you would like to use express mail service, send your application to:

    Duplicate Title Certificates
    NYS DMV
    6 Empire State Plaza

    Albany, NY 12228

    In Person

    To apply for a duplicate title in person, visit your local DMV office and bring:

    • A completed Application for Duplicate Title (Form MV-902).
    • Proof of your identity and date of birth, such as your:
      • NY photo driver license, permit or ID (current/expired less than 2 years).
      • Current U.S. passport or passport card.
      • U.S. military photo ID card (active, reserve or retired personnel only).
      For a complete list of accepted documents, visit the NY DMV website.
    • Payment for the $20 duplicate title fee. See the “Fees to Change Your Address in NY” section below.

    Your duplicate NY vehicle title will be sent to you.

    Fees to Change Your Address in NY

    There is no fee to update your NY DMV driver license, permit, ID card or registration records only. Fees only apply for replacement documents.

    Driver’s License, ID Card & Permit Fees

    It will cost you $17.50 to replace your driver's license or permit.

    Registration & Certificate of Title Fees

    It will cost you the following fees to replace your vehicle registration and title in New York:

    • Vehicle registration:$3.
    • Vehicle title: $20.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    New York DMV offices accept payment by:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Credit card.

    For all online and phone transactions, payment must be made by credit card only.

    For mailed-in applications, payment must be made by a check or money order made payable to “Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.”

    New York Voter Registration Address Change

    If you’re registered to vote in NY, you must notify the New York county board of elections when you change your address. To be able to vote in an election, your change of address must be received by the state at least 20 days prior to the election date.

    You can either change your voter registration address at the same time as you change your address with the NY DMV (see the “Change Your Address with the NY DMV” section above), or change it separately through the NY county board of elections.

    To update your New York voter records separately, complete the New York State Voter Registration Form and either mail it or bring it in person to the appropriate county board of elections address listed on the form.

    For more information about voting in New York, visit our Voter Registration in New York page.

    New NY Residents

    If you’re moving to New York, you must transfer your out-of-state license within 30 days and change your title and registration within 30 days of your arrival.

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

    Changing Your Name in New York

    If you change your name, you must notify the New York DMV of your new name in person at your local New York driver license office.

    For more information on how to change the name on your driver’s license, CDL, ID card, vehicle title, or registration card with the NY DMV, read our page on Changing Your Name in New York.

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