California Drivers License Change of Address 

Have you recently moved to California, or have you changed residences within the state? The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recommends that you update this information as soon as possible. We've collected information to help save you time when changing the address on your drivers license in California. Select from the options below to get started. 

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2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

California Drivers License Address Change

There is no need to visit a DMV office to perform a change of address on a California license. Drivers who have changed their address may perform their the change of address on their license by mail. A driver may also elect to do an address change online using the DMV Change of Address System. A driver can authorize the DMV to notify the secretary of state to change their voting address, too. There is no fee for a change of address on a California license.

By Mail

Drivers may perform a change of address by downloading the form. By submitting the form to perform a California drivers license change of address, a driver can also perform a change of address for their car, boat and ID records. Drivers should mail the completed form to the address shown on the form. The California DMV will not issue new documents but the records will be updated.


Drivers who have changed their residential address in California can change the address on their state documents online via the Change of Address System. It is important to remember that if a driver uses this system to change their address, they are unable to use the online license renewal process for three days.


There is no charge to perform a California drivers license change of address.

A driver is unable to use this system to perform a change of address California license if they:

  • Do not have a California license
  • Have no Social Security Number
  • Hold a commercial license and reside in another state
  • Have an army or fleet office address
  • Have an address outside of the United States

Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State

If you have recently moved from another state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here.

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