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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Ohio

    If you recently moved to a new address in Ohio, or you’re a new resident to the state, you’ll need to notify the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Upon completing your address change, you’ll be able to obtain an updated copy of your OH driver’s license or identification card and vehicle registration. Find out how to change your address on your Ohio driver’s license and ID card, and how to get updated car registration documents below.

    Change Your Address with the OH BMV

    You can change your address with the Ohio BMV online, by mail, or in person at your local BMV branch office.

    You will receive updated documents showing your new address once you renew them. If you would like to obtain updated documents immediately (before renewing), see “Replace Your OH License & Registration” below.

    NOTE: You must change your address on your vehicle registration within 10 days of moving.


    You can make a change of address online at the OH BMV website. Make sure you have your driver’s license/ID card number handy.

    By Mail

    To change your address by mail, you’ll need to:

    • Complete a Change of Address (Form BMV 5756) OR write a request that includes your:
      • Full name.
      • Birth date.
      • Ohio driver's license or ID card number.
      • Previous address.
      • New address.
    • Mail your form or written request to:
    • Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
      ATTN: License Verification Unit
      P.O. Box 16784
      Columbus, OH 43216

    In Person

    To change your address in person with the Ohio BMV, you must:

    • Visit your local Ohio deputy registrar’s office.
    • Complete a Change of Address (Form BMV 5756).
      NOTE: You can also process your address change during any new issuance or renewal of your driver’s license or ID card.
    • Submit proof of your updated Ohio residence address, such as your.
      • Current/valid auto insurance policy.
      • Checking or savings account statement.
      • Utility bill dated within the last 60 days.

    For a complete list of accepted documents, please visit the OH BMV website.

    Replace Your Ohio License & Registration

    Once the Ohio BMV has your new address in its system, all of your vehicle-related correspondence, such as renewal notices and traffic tickets, will start arriving at the correct address.

    If you need a duplicate copy of your driver’s license or car registration showing your new address, you can apply for replacements. See the following pages for instructions:

    NOTE: Requesting updated documents is optional. Once you renew your driver’s license/ID card or car registration, your renewed documents will show your new address.

    New Ohio Residents

    If you recently moved to Ohio from another state, you’ll need to handle some important tasks soon after arriving. Once you become a resident, the OH BMV recommends you obtain a driver’s license at your earliest convenience. You will also need to have your out-of-state vehicle inspected and registered.

    For more information visit our following pages:

    Changing Your Name in Ohio

    If you changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or other reasons, you will need to obtain an updated OH driver’s license. You can also apply for updated registration and title documents.

    For more information on how to notify the Ohio BMV of your name change, please visit our page about Changing Your Name.

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