Virginia Car Registration Change of Address

Have you recently moved to a new residence in Virginia? 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

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

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

Once you have set up a new residence in Virginia, you must notify the DMV within 30 days. However, keep in mind that you may not change your address to a post office box or a business address.

Virginia has made updating your address a simply process though, and you may contact the DMV three ways:

  1. Online:
  2. Over the phone
  3. In person at your local DMV office

You can then order a new driver's license or photo identification card, or wait for a change of address card to be sent to your free of charge.