Change of Address in Washington
SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in Washington
Changing your address on your driver's license/ID card records can be done online, by mail, or in person. Updating your motor vehicle records can be done either online or in person only. If you'd like updated documents that show your new address, you'll need to apply for duplicates and pay a fee.
To learn how to change your address with the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL), continue reading this page.
WA Driver's License/ID Card Address Change
Have you recently moved to a new address in Washington? You'll need to update your driver's license or ID card record within 10 days of your move. You can notify the WA DOL of your new address either online, by mail, or in person.
NOTE: Changing your address with the WA DOL will change your records only. If you'd like an updated driver's license or ID card showing your new address, you can either wait until your next renewal or apply for a replacement card.
If you also own a vehicle, you'll need to update your motor vehicles records.
Find all the information you need to finish your moving requirements with the DMV.
If you have a License eXpress account, you can change your address by logging in to your account.
To change your address by mail, complete the Driver License Change of Address (Form DR-500-039) and send it to the address on the form.
You can change your address on your driver's license/identification card records in person by visiting your local WA DOL office.
Vehicle Registration & Title Address Change
In addition to changing your driver's license address, you'll need to update your motor vehicle records with the WA DOL. You can do this online or in person only.
NOTE: If you would like replacement vehicle documents showing your new address, you will need to apply for a duplicate. See our following pages for instructions and fees:
To change your address online, you can:
You will be able to update all of your vehicles at the same time.
Fees to Change Your Washington Address
Changing your address on your Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) records is free.
If you'd like replacement documents showing your new address (optional), you'll need to pay the following fees upon application:
- ID card: $20.
- Enhanced ID card: $20.
- Driver's license: $20.
- Enhanced driver's license: $20.
Registration and title fees vary by vehicle type, weight and location. In order to calculate what your fee will be, to obtain new documents, you can use the DOL fee calculator or the DOL License eXpress service. The fees you pay may also include:
- Registration service fee: $5.
- Title service fee: $12.
- $81 additional fee if obtained at a Quick Title office.
NOTE: Some WA DOL offices may charge additional service fees.
New to Washington?
If you've recently moved to Washington from another state, you will need to transfer your out-of-state driver's license within 30 days of becoming a resident.
If you are bringing a vehicle from your previous state with you, you'll also only have 30 days to have it registered with the WA DOL.
You will need to apply for your driver's license first, as you'll need this to register your vehicle in the state.
Complete instructions, including fees you'll need to pay, can be found on our following pages:
Change Your Name
If you've changed your name, you'll need to have both your driver's license/ID card and motor vehicle records updated. You will need proof of your name change and payment for replacement documents.
For more information, please see our Name Change page.