Alabama DMV Change of Address

Moving somewhere in Alabama? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Alabama DMV change of address form to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV), so now’s the time to act!

Don’t worry — we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You’ll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call Alabama home.

Where are you moving?

Driver’s License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the State of Alabama?

Yes.

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver’s license records?

No.

Will the State of Alabama issue me a new driver’s license or ID card?

No.

Where can I complete my driver’s license change of address?

You can’t update your driver’s license online. You’ll need to complete the Alabama DMV change of address form and either mail it to ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) Licensing Services Division, P.O. Box 1471, Montgomery AL, 36102-1471 or drop it off at any ALEA Driver License Office.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

When do I need to complete my driver’s license change of address?

30 days.

Vehicle Registration Change of Address

Do I need to notify the State of Alabama?

Yes.

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No.

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You can’t update your address online. You’ll need to make a visit to your local DMV branch. Send your local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) your updated license information or call them to notify.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

30 days.

Driver’s License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver’s license when I move to the State of Alabama?

Yes.

Where can I get a new driver’s license?

You can’t update your driver’s license online. You’ll need to visit your local ALEA Office, with your Alabama DMV change of address.

What will I need to get a new driver’s license?

You’ll need a few different forms of ID. Here is the list of what you’ll need and acceptable forms of ID.

When do I need to complete my driver’s license change of address?

30 days.

Do I need to take a driving test?

No.

Is there a fee?

Yes, $36.25.

Vehicle Registration Change of Address

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes.

Where can I register my vehicle?

Depending on what county you live in, you may or may not be able to register your vehicle online. Here is a list of counties and their corresponding vehicle registration offices.

What will I need to register my vehicle in the State of Alabama?

To register your vehicle in the State of Alabama, you’ll need:

Read more information about registering your car in Alabama here.

When do I need to register my vehicle?

Within 20 days of moving.

Is there a fee?

Yes, depending on the type of vehicle you are registering the fees vary. You can find fees here.

Is an emission test required?

No.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes.

Driver’s License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the State of Alabama?

No.

Vehicle Registration Change of Address

Do I need to notify the State of Alabama?

No.

Do I need to return my license plates?

No.

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Contact Information
Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division
1 (334) 242-9000
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