Why do I need to update my address with DMV?
New York State law requires that you to report a change of residence address on a driver license, permit, non-driver ID, or registration to the DMV within 10 days.
Changing your address with the DMV:
- Updates your DMV records
- Ensures you receive mail related to your registrations and driving privileges
- Does not require you to order new DMV documents displaying your new address
*An address change with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does not update your address on DMV records. You must report your address change to both the DMV and the USPS. Change your address with the USPS.
Before you update your address online, you must first sign up for a MyDMV account. You will need your:
- NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID card
- Social Security number
Refer to this step by step process to update your address:
- Create a MyDMV account. If you already have an account, skip to step 2.
- Sign in to MyDMV.
- Under “DMV Services,” click “Change My Address.”
- Enter the required information.
- Click the “Enter and Verify” button.
- Keep the confirmation email for your records.
Ready? Have with you:
Your complete new residence address and zip code.
Call us Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM (except holidays).
For General Assistance (DMV Call Centers): 1-518-486-9786.
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 711 or 1-800-662-1220 (have the relay operator dial 1-518-486-9786).
See a full list of DMV phone numbers and office hours.
Department of Motor Vehicles 6 Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12228