How to Handle a Change of Address in Delaware
If you are a Delaware resident and have changed addresses or plan to do so in the near future, you must have the address information updated on your license, vehicle registration and title certificate. You are also required to notify your insurance provider of your new address.
REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION
You must notify the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of a change in address within one month (30 days) of moving to a new residence, and to obtain a replacement driver license. Reporting a change of address to your local DMV office is simple, and can be done in person, or by mail. If you are a commercial license holder, apply in person at your local DMV office.
Reporting an address change in person:
- Locate the DMV office nearest you.
- Bring your current license.
- Fill out the DMV change of address form.
- There is no fee to change your address.
Reporting an address change by mail:
- Complete the DMV change of address form and mail it to the following address:
Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Section, P.O. Box 698 Dover, Delaware 19903.
- Be sure to provide your driver license number, your name as it appears on your license and the new address.
- Once you report the change of address the DMV will update their records. To make the change in your license document, you have to go to a DMV office and get a replacement driver license. This service is also free of charge.
ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- You must notify your local DMV office of a change of address and have this information updated on your Delaware Vehicle Title and Registration certificate. This must be done within 30 days of moving to a new address, since this will allow you to receive your renewal notice and any other correspondence in a timely fashion.
- You can either report the change of address in person by visiting your local DMV office, or via mail, and your records will be updated at no charge.
NOTIFYING YOUR INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE
- You must also notify your insurance provider of your change of address, so that you receive timely information regarding due dates for payments, renewals, and other communication.
- To save time and money, some Delaware drivers who change addresses choose to obtain a free quote for new auto insurance instead of changing the address with their current insurance provider. Not only does this save the hassle of contacting and notifying the current insurance company, but it could potentially save hundreds of dollars by identifying companies that offer lower rates and/or better coverage.