North Carolina Drivers License Change of Address Requirements

Have you recently moved to a new residence in North Carolina? The state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires you to process an address change on your North Carolina drivers license as soon as possible. Fortunately, all you need to do for a North Carolina drivers license change of address is to notify your local DMV. 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 on Your North Carolina Drivers License

The process for a change of address on your North Carolina drivers license is similar to requesting a duplicate license. You can change your address for your North Carolina drivers license online or in person at your local DMV office. For a complete checklist of what you will need for a duplicate license or to request an address change on your drivers license click here.


You will need the following items before changing your address on your drivers license:

  • Valid driver license or ID issued after January 2000.
  • Have a valid Social Security number, ITIN or U.S. Visa number on file with DMV
  • Date of birth and driver license or ID Card
  • Email address so a PIN can be sent to you

Follow these steps to change your address online:

  • Verify your address and name
  • Change your address if you wish to
  • Pick the drivers license option to get your duplicate
  • Pay $10 fee for duplicate license

In Person

You will need to bring two pieces of the following documents if you want to change your address in person:

  • Current license or proof of identity
  • Birth certificate
  • Original Social Security card
  • School documents such as a diploma
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Certified marriage certificate
  • NC Limited Driving Privilege
  • U.S. government documents
  • U.S. Veterans Universal Access card
  • Court documents

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