Changing Your Address in Washington DC
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It's important to keep your address at the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles up to date whenever you relocate. To update your records at the DMV, you can visit a DMV service location.
Gather up the following original documents to update your DMV records:
- Your current driver's license, registration, or both
If you'd like the DMV to issue you a new license showing your updated address, you'll also pay a $20 duplicate license fee.
Changing Your Name
Whenever you change your name, you'll first have to notify the Social Security Administration. The SSA will issue you a fresh Social Security card with your new name on it (but with the original number).
Once you have done that, bring the following original documents to a DMV service location:
- Your current driver's license or ID card
- Updated Social Security card
Also bring one of the following:
- Divorce decree
- Certified marriage certificate
- Official U.S. court name change order
- Green card
- Birth certificate (for a name correction)
- Passport (for a name correction)
Be sure to update your records with the DMV within 30 days of the change. If you request a duplicate license, the fee will be $20 and the DMV will send it only to the address on record.
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- DMV New Resident Checklist
- Forms and Publications for New Residents
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- Change of Address on Vehicle Registration and Titles
- Learn How to Change Your Address on Your Drivers License
- How to Notify the DMV of Your Address Change
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