Change of Address in Massachusetts

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Changing Your Address in Massachusetts

Whether you're a new Massachusetts resident or have moved within the state, you must report your address change within 30 days to the Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

On this page, you'll find information on how to update your address on your MA driver's license, identification card, vehicle registration, and title.

Change Your Address With the MA RMV

Within 30 days of an address change, you must notify the MA RMV.

You can change your address online, in person, or by phone.

Changing your address only updates your Massachusetts RMV records. You will not receive an updated driver's license, ID, registration, or title unless you apply for one. 

If you'd like a new MA driver's license or ID card showing your new address, you may apply for a duplicate. (See our “Replace Your MA Driver's License/ ID Card" page.)

After changing your address, you can write your new address on the back of your driver's license or ID in permanent ink in the space provided. On your vehicle registration you can use an address label or similar sticker to cover your old address.

If you want your MA vehicle title or registration to display your new address, you may also request a duplicate. (See “ Replace Your MA Vehicle Title or Registration".)

NOTE: If your MA driver's license or ID card will expire within 1 year, you can renew your card to update your address. Please see our pages on Renewing Your MA License or Identification Cards in Massachusetts for more information.

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Online Address Change

To change your address online, visit the Massachusetts Change of Address website. You'll need to provide your:

  • MA driver's license or ID card number.
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • New address in Massachusetts.
  • Email Address.

You will receive a confirmation message and email if your online address change was successful.

In-Person Address Change

To change your address in person, you'll need to:

Visit your local MA RMV office with the completed form.

By-Phone Address Change

To change your address over the phone, call the Massachusetts RMV at:

  • (800) 858-3926.
  • (857) 368-8000 (from outside MA or in area codes 339, 617, 781, or 857).
  • Touch-tone (TTY): (877) 768-8833.

When calling you will need to provide your:

  • Name.
  • Current address.
  • MA driver's license or ID card number.
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).

NOTE: Call on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak with a customer service representative.

MA Title and Registration Address Change

Change Your Address on Your Vehicle Title

If you would like to update your address as it appears on your title, you must:

  • Complete an Amending a Title or Adding a Lien Form (form T20065)
    • Get the form either online or in person.
  • Provide your original title.
  • Pay the correction fee. (See the “Fees to Update Your MA Address" section below.)

You can take the materials above to your local MA RMV office in person, or mail them to:

Attn: Title Division
Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 55885
Boston, MA 02205

Change Your Address on Your Registration

If you want your registration certificate to display your new address, you can apply for a duplicate online, by mail, by phone, or in person.

To apply for a duplicate registration online, visit the MA RMV Duplication Registration page. You'll need to provide your:

  • License plate type.
  • Registration number.
  • MA driver's license number.
  • Payment. (See the “Fees to Update Your MA Address" section below.)

To apply by mail:

  • Write a letter that includes your vehicle's:
    • Year, make, model, and VIN number.
    • License plate number.
  • Send the letter and payment (see the “Fees to Update Your MA Address" section below) to:
  • Attn: Mail In Registration Department
    Registry of Motor Vehicles
    P.O. Box 55891
    Boston, MA 02205

To apply by phone:

Call the MA RMV at:

  • (800) 858-3926.
  • (857) 368-8000 (from outside MA or in area codes 339, 617, 781, or 857).
  • Touch-tone (TTY): (877) 768-8833.

Have the following information ready:

  • Your vehicle's year, make, model and VIN number.
  • License plate number.
  • Credit card information. (See the “Fees to Update Your MA Address" section below.)

To apply for a duplicate in person, visit your local MA RMV office and:

  • Complete a Universal Form (available at your local MA RMV).
  • Pay the duplicate registration fee. (See the “Fees to Update Your MA Address" section below.)

MA Voter Registration Address Change

You can change your address on your voter registration when you apply for a MA driver's license or ID card replacement. You can also register to vote if you aren't already registered.

You will need to complete the Voter Registration section on the Driver's License, Learner's Permit or ID Card Application(form LIC100). See the “MA Driver's License/ID Card Address Change" section above.

New Massachusetts Residents

If you've just moved to Massachusetts from out-of-state, you must apply for a MA driver's license and register your vehicle.

For more information, please see our pages on the following topics:

Military and Out-of-State Students

Military Members

Non-resident military members stationed in Massachusetts must have a current out-of-state driver's license to operate a vehicle.

  • If your vehicle was titled and registered in your home state, you can keep your current out-of-state registration while stationed in MA as long as your car insurance meets the MA minimum requirements.
  • If your vehicle was titled and registered somewhere other than your home state, you must title and register your vehicle in MA within 30 days.

MA military members returning to the state from active duty have 60 days to renew an expired driver's license.

Out-of-State Students

If you're a non-Massachusetts resident and living or commuting to Massachusetts for school, you must complete a Nonresident Driver Statement (Form T20098) each school year and return it to your school's local police department.

Your school will give you a windshield decal to display in your car.

Fees to Update Your MA Address

There is no cost to change your address on file with the Massachusetts RMV. Fees only apply when getting a new MA driver's license, ID card, vehicle title, or registration.

  • Duplicate MA driver's license: $25.
  • Duplicate MA ID card: $25.
  • Corrected vehicle title: $25.
  • Duplicate vehicle registration: $25.

Visit the website for a full list of Mass RMV fees.

Accepted Forms of Payment

In-Person Transactions

If you are visiting an MA RMV office in person, payments can be made with cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover credit or debit cards.

Online or Phone Transactions

For online and phone transactions, the MA RMV accepts payment by MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover credit or debit cards only.

Mail Transactions

Payments by mail can be made with a check or money order made payable to “MassDOT."

Changing Your Name in Massachusetts

You must visit your local MA RMV office in person to change your name on your Massachusetts ID, driver's license, vehicle registration, and title.

For more information, please see our page on Changing Your Name in Massachusetts.

Forms

T20098
Nonresident Driver Statement
Must be completed by full-time students who are not MA residents but still wish to drive in the state. Submit this form to your school's local police department.
LIC100
Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit or ID Card Application
RMV application for an original, renewal, replacement OR corrected Class D driver's license, Class M license, learner's permit, OR MA state ID card.
T20065
Amending a Title or Adding a Lien
Submit this form to the RMV to correct OR add a lien to your Massachusetts vehicle title.

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