About Changing the Address on Your Connecticut Car Registration
Performing a DMV change of address in Connecticut is one of the first steps you must take after you move. If you fail to update your address, you may miss your yearly registration renewal notices and other important mail from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). By law, you must change car registration address information within 48 hours of changing your address or moving into a new home.
When you update the information on your vehicle registration credentials, the DMV will automatically correct the address on your license as well. Therefore, you can easily update the address on your driver and vehicle registration records at the same time.
To learn more about the steps you must take to notify the DMV of your new address, review the information below.
What must I do before I change my car registration address in Connecticut?
Before completing a DMV change of address form to update the information on your records, you must first notify the United States Postal Service (USPS) of your new address.
To do so, you may submit your request online or in person at a local post office facility. If you perform a change of address online, however, you must pay a small application fee.
After changing your address with USPS, you must notify the Connecticut DMV of your new information.
Remember that if you do not update the address on your DMV records, you may fail to receive registration renewal notices and information pertaining to your driver’s license or identification card.
Changing Your Car Registration Address in Connecticut
To perform an address change on car registration and driver’s license credentials, you must complete an Individual Change of Address/Voter Registration Application. Then, you must submit your completed application in person at a local DMV office.
You can also submit the application by mailing your request to the Department’s Data Entry Change of Address Unit in Wethersfield. There is no fee to update your address with the DMV unless you wish to purchase a duplicate vehicle registration that displays your new address.
When performing an address change on registration and driver’s license records, you may also choose to update your voter registration information and organ donor status.
If you have any questions about this process, you may call the DMV’s Customer Contact Center to obtain additional information.
Review our guide for free information on changing your registration address and much more.