California Car Registration Change of Address

Have you recently moved to a new residence in California? You will need to change the address on your car registration to keep it current. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in California can facilitate the processes involved in many DMV related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new CA vehicle registration, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official California forms and publications, as well as other useful CA resources.

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.

Changing Your Address

The address that you have on your vehicle registration must match your current residence. It's as simple as that. Fortunately, the process for changing your address is equally as easy with the state of California. In the event that you have recently moved within California, you have two different choices before you. You can either mail in your request to change the address on your car registration or you can go in person to a nearby office and complete the process there. Whatever choice you select, it is crucial to complete this process as soon as possible, especially if registration renewal is approaching. Any notices will be sent to the address that the state of California has on file, not necessarily your new one. To get started with filing your address change on your CA car registration, complete this Notice of Change of Address form.