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How to Handle a Change of Address in Alabama

If you are a Alabama 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 Alabama DPS of a change in address within 30 days of moving to a new residence. Reporting a change of address is simple, and can be done via mail or in person.

Reporting an address change by mail:

  1. Mail your full name, new address and license number to the following address:
    Driver License Division
    P.O. Box 1471
    Montgomery, AL 36102    

Reporting an address change in person:

  1. Reporting an address change in person is mandatory if you wish to obtain a duplicate license with the new address.
  2. Visit your probate judge or license commissioner's office.
  3. Bring your current license.
  4. You will have to pay the duplicate license fee of $18.

ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION

The address change on your vehicle title and registration can be done ONLY in person at your local probate judge of license commissioner's office.

NOTIFYING YOUR INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE

  1. 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.
  2. To save time and money, some Alabama 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.

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