Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?

Once you submit an official address change request with the Alabama DMV, the DMV will update all your records that apply to your motor vehicle. However, if you choose to hold on to your original car registration documentation and only request a duplicate drivers license, then two different addresses will appear on the document. Nonetheless, your car registration will be updated in the DMV s system to your new residential address.

When you renew car registration, the new document will have the new address printed on it.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?

Residents of Alabama who have recently had a changing address when moving must notify various Alabama departments of address changing within 30 days of moving. Residents asking themselves “How do I change my address with my insurance?” can do so by printing and completing a Department of Insurance Notice of Address Change. Once completed, submit the address change form to the following address:

AL Department of Insurance

Producer Licensing Division

PO Box 303351

Montgomery, AL 36130-3351

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How do I change my address on my car registration?

To change car registration addresses in Alabama, go to your local Department of Revenue office with proof of your new address. Depending on your vehicle, the car registration duplicate fees will vary.

To learn more about how to change address on registrations, contact a Department of Revenue office near you.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?

To change addresses on CDLs, commercial drivers submit an address change request with the following details to the address below:

  • Full name
  • Drivers license number
  • New address

Driver License Division

P. 0. Box 1471

Montgomery, Alabama 36102

If you are changing address on CDL, you will need to order a CDL replacement in person at an AL DMV office. Ask the DMV official how to change addresses on CDLs and what the specific requirements are to complete a commercial drivers license address change.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?

Drivers in Alabama wondering how to change addresses on drivers license can do so by mail or in person at a local AL DMV office. Residents have 30 days from the date of their move to submit a DMV address change form or letter.

To change address on DMV records, submit a letter with the following details to the address below:

  • Full name
  • Drivers license number
  • New address

Driver License Division

P. 0. Box 1471

Montgomery, Alabama 36102

To have the DMV change address on licenses, residents must visit a local DMV office in person. A duplicate license fee will apply to receive a license with your new address.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?

Residents who have recently moved and would like to update addresses on identification card can do so either by mail (if no replacement is necessary) or in person at a local AL DMV office (if a replacement is necessary).

To submit an official address change to the DMV by mail, submit a letter with the following details to the address below:

  • Full name
  • Drivers license number
  • New address

Driver License Division

P. 0. Box 1471

Montgomery, Alabama 36102

If you choose to change your address in person at a DMV office, you must provide DMV officials with your previous ID card and new address. Additionally, residents changing addresses on ID cards must pay a replacement ID card fee. Identification card address change fees are $36.25 (fees may vary).

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?

To legally change your name, print and complete a Request for Name Change form from the Alabama Department of Insurance (DOI). Residents must notify the DOI within 30 days of their legal name change.

How do I change my name on my car registration?

If you are wondering how to change names on car registrations in Alabama, you need to first go about changing names on drivers license credentials. This can be done in the same visit.

Bring your old driver s license and car registration papers, along with the official proof of the name change:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court order

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?

Drivers in Alabama seeking a name change on drivers licenses must first submit a name change request with the Social Security Administration (SSA). To do so, visit the SSA website to figure out which proof of name changing documents you will need to present.

Requirements to change names with the SSA include proof of identity, proof of name change and proof of U.S. citizenship (or residency). Once you have gathered the documents, print and complete an Application for Social Security. Then, visit your local SSA office to finish the process to change names.

Once you have filled out the necessary name change forms with the SSA, you can go about initiating a name change for drivers licenses. A DMV name change request must be completed in person at a local AL DMV office.

Bring proof of the name change:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Court order

A name change on licenses will also require you to pay duplicate license fees.

To learn more about how to change name on drivers licenses, contact your local DMV office.

How do I change my name on my ID card?

To make an ID card name change, you must first complete an official name change with the SSA.

The legal name change process with the SSA requires the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of the official name change
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (or residency)

From there, print and complete an Application for Social Security. Once you have gathered all the documents on the name change checklist, visit a local SSA office to finish the process to change names.

Residents wondering how to change name on identification cards need to submit an identification card name change request in person an AL DMV office. You will need to present official name change documents, as well as pay the replacement ID card fee. Proof of name changes include:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court order
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?

The steps to change names start by updating your records with the Social Security Administration. You must show:

  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof of name change.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (or residency).

With the documents, print and complete an Application for Social Security, and then submit the documents in person at your local Social Security Office.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?

To request a name change on car registrations, first process a legal name change with the SSA. Once completed, you need to update your drivers license. In the same visit, you can then request a name change on your car registration. The fee for a replacement car registration is $2.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?

If you are wondering how to change name on car titles, you must first submit a name change request with the SSA. From there, submit a name change request with the Alabama DMV to receive a new drivers license. Once you have your new license, present it to DMV officials along with name change documentation such as:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Court order for the name change request

To proceed with the car title name change, you must pay the car title replacement fee of $15.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?

The final step to change names with the Alabama DMV is to pay for the replacement fees of the document(s) that are updated:

  • Drivers license/Motorcycle license replacement: $36.25
  • CDL license: between $36.25 and $66.25 depending on license class
  • ID card: $36.25
  • Vehicle registration: $2

Keep in mind that a driver s license and ID card must be updated first.

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?

The documents residents must present when submitting an address change request include proof of identity and proof of residency. Applicable documents for proof of residency include:

  • Current utility bill
  • Lease agreement
  • Mortgage agreement
  • Residency documentation from resident/caregiver (in dual occupancy situations)

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?

To make an official address change, non-U.S. citizens must show either two primary documents or three secondary documents. Acceptable papers include:

  • Primary
    • Alabama identification card
    • Certificate of naturalization
    • U.S. certificate of birth abroad
    • Resident alien card
    • Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. immigration document
  • Secondary
    • Marriage license
    • Medical insurance ID
    • School ID
    • School enrollment form (DL-1/93)
    • Certified school record:
    • W-2 tax form
    • Court documents (i.e. divorce documents, adoption records, name-change documents)
    • Valid visa

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?

Residents of Alabama found to have the wrong address on their drivers license, car registration or ID cards may face fines. The Alabama DMV requires drivers to notify them within 30 days of changing addresses. If you are wondering what else is needed and how to change my address, on other documents, review the address change checklist available on the Alabama DMV website.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?

An address changing must submit an address change request with the DMV within 30 days of moving. The steps to change address with the DMV are fairly easy and require proof of identity, proof of residence and any fees associated with duplicate licenses, ID cards or registrations. To find out where to change your address, check out a local AL DMV office. Address change forms may also be available online at the Alabama DMV website.

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