Wisconsin

How to Change Your Address on Your Wisconsin Registration

Applying for a Wisconsin DMV change of address is easy, as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) regularly updates its database. Six times a year, the department receives a list of updated addresses from the United States Postal Services (USPS) and makes changes to its database as needed to ensure they have the right information on file.

As such, you can change car registration address information by applying for a change of address with the USPS, instead of WisDOT. After doing so, you will automatically update the information on your vehicle record as well.

While you do not need to submit a DMV change of address form to WisDOT whenever your mailing address changes, you do need to update your driving record within 10 days of changing your address.

To update the address on your driver’s license or identification card, you may submit your request online, by telephone or by mail. To learn more about performing an address change on car registration credentials, review the information below.

How can I change my car registration address in Wisconsin?

To perform a WI address change on registration credentials, you simply need to change your address with the USPS. WisDOT will then obtain your updated address information, eliminating the need to manually update your vehicle records whenever your mailing address changes. However, notifying WisDOT of a name change to update your registration is a different procedure.

Therefore, you can apply for a change of address online directly on the official USPS website without visiting a Wisconsin DMV branch or mailing an application to the division.

Download our helpful guide to find out exactly what you will need to complete the process with USPS.

If you cannot change your USPS mailing address online, you may visit a local post office to submit your request in person. You must pay a nominal fee to verify your identity when submitting a request online, but there is no charge to change your address in person at a local post office. When submitting a change of address form, you must also be able to provide the following information:

  • Your full name and contact information
  • Your old and new addresses
  • The date on which your address will change
  • Whether you wish to forward your mail permanent or temporarily