How to Handle a Change of Address in Wisconsin
If you are a Wisconsin 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.
REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION
You must notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of a change in address within 10 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 online, in person, via mail or telephone. If you are a commercial license holder, apply in person at your local driver license service center.
Reporting an address change online
The WI DMV has a website where you can change your residence address online here.
This online system will change your residence address only. If you would like a drivers license that shows your new address, you need to visit a DMV Service Center to apply for a duplicate driver license and pay the required fee.
To use the online system, you must enter the following:
- Your Wisconsin driver license number of Wisconsin identification card number
- The last four digits of your social security number, and
- Your date of birth
Reporting an address change in person:
- Go to nearest DMV Service Center
- Bring in your current license, ID card, or Social Security number
- Pay a $14.00 duplicate fee in cash, check, or money order payable to Registration Fee Trust.
Reporting an address change by mail:You can use the Address change notice form MV3058 This can be downloaded http://www.dmv.com/redirect?url=http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/change.htm
- Use this form for no more than 2 individuals at the same address.
- Indicate ALL driver licenses, ID cards, and disabled parking ID cards for which we should change your address. ALL will be updated at the same time.
- Mail to : Division of Motor Vehicles
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation
- PO BOX 7983
- Madison, WI 53707-7983
Reporting an address change by Email:DMV, because of privacy concerns does not recommend the e-mailing your change of address. However, if you find it more convenient, you can e-mail the information to the Bureau of Driver Services at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting an address change by telephone:
- Call (608) 266-2353 to speak to an agent
- Have your license information available
Reporting an address change via the Internet:The Wisconsin Department of Transportation currently does not offer any online services for changing your address.
ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- When you move, inform your post office about the address change.
- Your license plate renewal notice and other communication will be mailed to the most recent address on file with the United States Postal Service.
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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin identification card (ID) or regular driver license.
- For related information, see Replacing Your Driver License, Replacing Your Vehicle Title, and Vehicle Registration.