Virginia DMV Change of Address

Moving somewhere in Virginia? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Virginia 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 Virginia home.

To begin, select from the following

DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the State of Virginia?

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 Virginia issue me a new driver’s license or ID card?

No.

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

You can easily complete your Virginia DMV change of address online through Virginia’s Change of Address System.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

Your current driver’s license, and your date of birth.

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

Within 30 days of your move.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the State of Virginia?

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 complete your Virginia DMV change of address online through Virginia’s Change of Address System. Or, you can complete it in person at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

Your title number, and your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

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

Within 30 days of your move.

DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

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

Yes.

Where can I get a new driver’s license?

You can’t update your driver’s license online. You’ll need to visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

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

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

Within 60 days of becoming a resident.

Do I need to take a driving test?

No, but you’ll have to pass a vision exam.

Is there a fee?

Yes, it’ll be $32.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes.

Where can I register my vehicle?

You’ll need to visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in person as services are not available online.

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

When do I need to register my vehicle?

Within 30 days of becoming a resident.

Is there a fee?

Yes. Costs vary, visit the fees page for more information.

Is an emission test required?

If you live in certain counties in Virginia, you may need to have an emission inspection completed on your vehicle before registration. Visit the Virginia Emissions Testing page for more information.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. Visit Virginia’s Insurance Requirements page for more information.

DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the State of Virginia?

No.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the State of Virginia?

Yes.

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

No.

Do I need to return my license plates?

No.

Contact Information
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
1 (804) 497-7100