Change of Address in North Carolina
Changing Your Address in North Carolina
If you're new to North Carolina or have moved within the state, you must notify the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of your new address.
On this page, you'll find information on how to change your address on your NC driver's license, identification card, vehicle title, and registration.
NC Driver's License or ID Card Address Change
When you move within North Carolina, you must update your address on your NC driver's license or ID card within 60 days.
You can change your address in person or online. You cannot change your address by mail.
NOTE: If you own a vehicle, you'll also need to change your address on your driver's license first. Then you can change it on your certificate of title and registration. See the “NC Vehicle Title and Registration Address Change" section below.
Find all the information you need to finish your moving requirements with the DMV.
You can use the online service if:
- Your NC driver's license has not been suspended.
- You do not have an outstanding debt with the NC DMV.
- Your photo is on file with the NC DMV.
- Your SSN or legal presence documents are on file with the NC DMV.
To change your address online, visit the duplicate driver license website. You must provide your:
- Social Security number (SSN), or legal presence on file with the NC DMV.
- Date of birth.
- E-mail address.
- Credit or debit card information to pay the $14 fee.
You will receive your updated card by mail.
If you are not eligible for an online address change with the NC DMV, you must change your address in person.
To change your address on your NC driver's license or ID card in person, visit your local NC Division of Motor Vehicles office and bring:
- Your current NC driver's license or identification card.
- Appropriate payment for the $14 fee.
NC Vehicle Title & Registration Address Change
When you move within North Carolina, you must change your address on your NC vehicle title and registration records within 30 days. Remember you must change the address on your license first.
To change your address online you will need to use the online Duplicate Vehicle Registration Card application.
You will need to have:
- Your license plate number.
- The last 5 characters of the vehicle title number.
- Your email address for the transaction receipt.
If you wish to be issued a registration with your new address you will need to have a credit card to pay the $21.50 duplicate registration fee. A duplicate registration cannot be issued if the registration is expired.
By mail or in person.
You must either take a completed Notice of Change of Address form (MVR-24A) and your NC driver's license to your local NC DMV office in person, or mail the form to the address on the form. If you wish to have a new registration issued you will need to pay the $21.50 duplicate fee.
Fees to Change Your Address in NC
It will cost you the following fees to change your address on North Carolina DMV documents:
- Driver's license: $14.
- ID Card: $14
- Vehicle registration card: $21.50.
Accepted Payment Methods
North Carolina DMV offices accept payment by:
- Money order.
- Personal check.
- You must be able to show identification.
- Check must be drawn from a NC bank or an out-of-state bank that has a branch in NC.
- Credit or debit card.
For online transactions, the NC DMV accepts payment by credit or debit card only.
New North Carolina Residents
When you move to North Carolina from out of state, you'll need to:
- Apply for a NC driver's license within 60 days, if you wish to drive.
- Register and title your vehicle in NC within 30 days, or when you become gainfully employed, whichever comes first.
NOTE: You'll need a NC driver's license before you can register your vehicle.
For more information, please see our pages on the following topics:
- Applying for a New License (Drivers 18+)
- Applying for a New License (Teens)
- NC Vehicle Registration
- Title Transfers in North Carolina
Changing Your Name in North Carolina
If you've changed your name, you must visit a North Carolina DMV office to update your information on the following North Carolina documents:
- Driver's license or identification card.
- Vehicle title.
- Vehicle registration.
For more information, please see our page on Changing Your Name in North Carolina.