District of Columbia
How to Change the Address on Your District of Columbia Registration
Performing a District of Columbia DMV change of address is one of the first steps you must take as soon as you move to a new home. By law, you must change car registration address information with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) within 60 days of moving into a new home.
If you do not update your license, you could miss out on important mail from the DMV. In some cases, you may not receive yearly car registration renewal notices from the DC DMV or other important updates pertaining to your driver’s license or license plates. When performing an address change on car registration, the DMV will automatically update your driver records as well. Learn how to update your address on your registration in the sections below.
How can I change my car registration address in the District of Columbia?
To perform an address change on registration and driver’s license records, you may submit your request online, in person or by mail. If you do not have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, however, you must complete the process in person at a local DMV Service Center.
When changing your address with the DC DMV, you must also pay a small application fee unless you wish to complete another task at the same time, such as renewing your driver’s license or registration plates.
How to Apply Online
To perform your change of address online in DC, you must be able to provide your driver’s license or ID card number, the last five digits of your Social Security Number (SSN), a date of birth and an email address. You must also upload two proofs of DC residency and provide a credit card number as payment for the application fee.
When submitting your DMV change of address form in person at a local Service Center, you must present a completed Driver License or Identification Card Application, two proofs of DC residency and payment for the applicable fee.
If you wish to upgrade your standard driver’s license or ID card to a REAL ID-compliant credential, you must submit additional documents to prove your identity and SSN.
To submit your DC DMV address change request by mail, you must forward a completed Driver License or Identification Card Application, payment for the applicable fee and two acceptable residency documents directly to the office of the DC Department of Motor Vehicles.
Review this free registration guide for step-by-step instructions on how to change your address in DC.