Changing Your Address in Texas
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Moving is hassle enough without adding a visit to a driver license office to the mix. You do need to change the address on your driver license right away, but Texas has at least made this one relocation-related chore less of an inconvenience.
Luckily, in most cases you can change the address on your Texas driver license in a matter of minutes using the state's handy Driver License and ID Card Online Services System.
To bypass the lines at the Driver License Division office and change your information online, you will need the following:
- Your current, unexpired driver license. If your license is already expired, you will need to renew it―but you can change your address at the same time.
- Your eight-digit driver license number, your birthdate, and the 11-digit audit number printed sideways along the edge of your photograph.
- Your Social Security number.
- A Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card to pay the fee.
The fee to be issued a new license showing the address change is $12―the $11 standard address change fee plus a $1 fee for using the online service.
Eligibility for Online Changes
This process works only for Class C (standard) and Class CM (standard with motorcycle) driver licenses. Those holding commercial driver licenses must go in person to a driver license office to make any changes.
There are a few other restrictions:
- You must be 18 or over. Teen drivers must appear in person at a driver license office to change their address.
- If your vision or medical condition has changed, you shouldn't use the automated system.
- If you've got outstanding traffic tickets or a suspended license, the online system won't work for you and you should appear in person.
Alternative Address Change Methods
If you choose instead to renew in person at a driver license office, you'll just pay $11. You can also download a change-of-address form to update your address by mail. Either way, you'll save the $1 convenience fee charged for using the online system.
The customer service department at the Texas Driver License Division is available at (512) 424-2600 to answer any questions you might have about changing the address on your license.
If you have recently moved, you need to notify the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) or run the risk of being fined. The TxDMV also needs your new address so the County Tax Assessor's Office can mail you your registration renewal when that time comes. You can update your address online (in some counties), by submitting via mail a change of address form, or by stopping by the county tax office.
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