How to Handle a Change of Address in Minnesota
If you are a Minnesota 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 AND VEHICLE SERVICES
You must notify the Minnesota's Driver and Vehicle Services of a change in address within 30 days of moving to a new residence, and to obtain a replacement driver license. Reporting a change of address to your local driver license office is simple, and can be done in person.
Reporting an address change in person:
- Locate the driver license office nearest you.
- Bring your current license, along with proper identification to prove your citizenship or legal presence.
- Pay the fee of $13.50, in cash, check, or money order payable to the Driver and Vehicle Services.
ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- You must notify your local driver license office of a change of address and have this information updated on your Minnesota 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 report the change of address in person by visiting your local driver license office and paying the fee of $13.50.
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 Minnesota 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.
- If you are a non-US citizen residing in Minnesota, and wish to have your address updated on your license, you must apply in person at a driver license office. Please remember to bring appropriate proof of legal presence.
- For related information, see Replacing Your Driver License, Replacing Your Vehicle Title, and Vehicle Registration.
- Your may also wish to change your address on your Minnesota voter registration by submitting the application.