About Changing Your Address on Your North Carolina Registration
Submitting a North Carolina DMV change of address request to the Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) is one of the first steps you must take after moving within the state.
Under state law, you must change car registration address information and update your state-issued driver’s license or identification card within 60 days of moving within the state of North Carolina. If you do not notify the NCDMV of your new address, you may not receive important updates and renewal notices from the Division.
In addition to changing your address with the NCDMV, you must also order a duplicate registration card soon after your address changes. Typically, you can purchase a replacement card online, in person or by mail. To learn more about the steps you must take to update your address with the NCDMV, review the information below.
Submitting a North Carolina DMV Change of Address Form
To perform an address change on car registration credentials, you must submit a request online, in person, by mail or telephone. Typically, you can correct the information on your registration card when you update your North Carolina driver’s license or identification card, regardless of which application method you choose.
Download our car registration guide for instructions about submitting the request.
When you update the information on your state-issued driver’s license or identification card, such as a change in your name, you can also change the address on your vehicle’s registration card. To perform a change of address online in NC, you must be able to provide some of the following information:
- Your vehicle’s license plate number
- A valid email address
- The last five characters of your vehicle’s title number
If you do not know your vehicle’s title or license plate number, you may locate this information on your vehicle or your current registration card.
After changing your North Carolina address information, you must purchase a replacement registration card and driver’s license that displays your new address. In most cases, you can order these replacement credentials online or through the myNCDMV smartphone app for iOS and Android devices.
If you wish to perform an address change on registration documents in person rather than online, you must visit a license plate agency near you. For answers to any questions you have about the steps you must take to update your address, you can contact the license plate agency before heading in.
“Can I change my car registration address by mail?” you may ask. Yes, it is possible. To do so, you must fill out an application and mail it to the NCDMV’s Renewal, Title & Plate Unit in Raleigh. With your application, you must also include payment for purchasing a replacement registration card.
If you prefer to apply for a North Carolina change of address by telephone, you may submit your request by calling the Division’s Customer Contact Center. After submitting your request, you must remember to purchase a replacement registration card that displays your new address.
How do I purchase a replacement credential after I change car registration address?
After applying for a NC change of address online, in person, by mail or by telephone, you must purchase a replacement registration card and driver’s license.
In most cases, you can purchase a duplicate credential online, in person or by mail, depending on your preferred method. However, it is important that you replace your registration credentials as soon as possible, as the NCDMV requires you to update your address and obtain a duplicate registration card within 60 days of moving within the state.
Download our helpful guide to learn more about submitting your address change request using one of the available methods.