Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Yes, for an address change request, you can have different addresses on your license and car registration. However, it is recommended that you use the same address on all applications.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
You can contact your insurance agent and provide proper documentation to get your name changed. They will guide you with the steps to get your car insurance updated. As an aside, if you d like to compare car insurance quotes, visit the Insurance Center page.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
If you need to make an official address change, then you can do it online or in person. If you changed your address in Florida, you dont have to apply for a duplicate title.

Online

You can use the FL GoRenew service to change the information on your car registration. Just visit the website and follow the instructions on screen. You will have to provide your Florida drivers license or ID card number, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security Number, FL license plate number or FL vehicle identification number (VIN) and pay the $2.50 fee.

In Person

You will need to visit a tax collector’s office and:

  • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal presence such as passport, birth certificate or a permanent resident card I-551.
  • Provide proof of residence, such as a utility bill or medical bill.
  • Pay a $2.50 fee for the change.
  • Pay an additional $6.25 Tax Collector Service Fee.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
In Florida, you can complete an address changing online or by mail.

Online

To change your address online you can use GoRenew website. You need to enter your:

  • Full name.
  • Street address as it currently shows on the DHSMV records.
  • Date of birth.
  • Complete Social Security Number (SSN) or the last five digits of your SSN and your driver license number.

After clicking continue and verifying your information in the system, select the Change of Address online service and make the necessary corrections.

You will be charged a $25 replacement fee to get a new document with your current address. Accepted payment methods are credit or debit card.

By Mail

You can choose to have your address updated by mail. The process is simple, but it may take longer for the FL DHSMV to update their records. The processing time is usually 30 days. You will have to:

  • Print and complete a Driver License or Identification Card Address Change (71117) Form.
  • Mail the form and the $25 fee to:

Bureau of Credentialing ServicesP. O. Box 5775Tallahassee, FL 32314-5775

You can pay the fee by check or money order, payable to the Division of Motorist Services.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
In Florida, you can change the address on your drivers license online or by mail.

Online

To change your address online you can use the GoRenew website and complete the application with your:

  • Full name.
  • Street address as it currently shows on the DHSMV records.
  • Birthdate.
  • Full Social Security Number (SSN).

If you do not wish to provide the complete number, then you can provide the last five digits of your Social Security Number and your drivers license number. After clicking on continue and verifying your information, select the Change of Address online service and make the necessary modifications.

There is a $25 replacement fee. You will have to pay with a credit or debit card.

By Mail

This process is simple, but it can take longer for the DHSMV to update their records. The processing time is usually 30 days. You will have to do the following:

  • Print and complete a Drivers License or Identification Card Address Change Form.
  • Mail the form and the fee to

Bureau of Credentialing ServicesP. O. Box 5775Tallahassee, FL 32314-5775

There is a $25 fee to change your address. You can pay by check or money order, payable to the Division of Motorist Services.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
If you are in the process of address changing, you have to notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within ten days of moving. You can do it online, by mail or in person, and there is a $25 fee for the change.

Online

You can use the GoRenew service to change the information on your ID card. Just visit the website and follow the instructions on screen. You need to provide your ID card number, date of birth and last four digits of your Social Security Number.

By Mail

If you prefer this method, you can fill out the Change of Address form located at the Florida DHSMV website, print it, and mail it with a $25 check or money order payable to the Division of Driver Licenses and the address specified on the form.

In Person

To avoid delays, it is better to set an appointment prior to visiting a FL drivers license office. To find a local DHSMV drivers license office near you, use the DHSMV locator.

You will need to provide proof of ID, Social Security Number and of your new residential address. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to provide proof of citizenship or legal presence.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
You can contact your insurance agent and provide proper documentation to get your name changed. They will guide you with the steps to get your car insurance updated.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
First you need to make sure you notified the Social Security Administration of the name change. Once you ve done that, to complete a FL name change request on your car title or registration certificate, fill out the title to transfer it to the new name. By doing this, you will get your vehicle registration records information updated. Bring the signed title application and fees to the closest Florida DHSMV office. To find closest FL DHSMV office, use our DHSMV locator. The fee for title transfer is $75.25.

Keep in mind you will also need to change the name on your car insurance. If you don t already have car insurance, go to our Car Insurance Center to compare quotes.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
If you have officially changed your name, you will be required to do the same on your drivers license. To proceed with your change of name on your FL drivers license, you can visit a FL DHSMV office with the following documentation:

  • Current license
  • Proof of legal name change, such as an original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order stating the change
  • Proof of identification, such as your U.S. passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of Social Security Number, such as your Social Security card
  • Proof of residential address, like a utility bill, a Voter Registration Card, Vehicle Registration, a utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application
  • Proof of legal presence, such as a green card, if you are not a U.S. citizen

You will also be required to pay a $25 replacement fee.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
If you have officially changed your name, you will need to do the same on your FL ID card. To proceed with name changing on your Florida ID card, you can visit your FL DHSMV office with the following documentation:

  • Current license or ID card
  • Proof of legal name change, such as an original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order stating the change
  • Proof of identification, such as your U.S. passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of Social Security Number, such as your Social Security card
  • Proof of residential address, like a utility bill, a Voter Registration Card, Vehicle Registration, a utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days of the application
  • Proof of legal presence, such as a green card, if you are not a U.S. citizen

You will also be required to pay a $25 replacement fee.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
You need to contact the Social Security Administration office to report you changed your name before changing your name at the FL DHSMV office, DHSMV locations near you can be found here. To contact the Social Security Administration, you can visit their website or call 1-800-772-1213 to get a list of documents you need for your name change request.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
In order to get an official name change on your vehicle registration, you must pay the $75.25 charge necessary to complet a title transfer. Find more general information about changing your name on the Change Your Name page for Florida car registration.

Keep in mind you will also need to change the name on your car insurance.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
When you need to request a name change on your car title, there will be a $75.25 charge to get an electronic copy and $77.75 for the paper copy with this modification. Fees may vary.

Keep in mind you will also need to change the name on your car insurance.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
Once you go to the FL DHSMV office for a FL legal name change, there will be a $25 fee to pay to get your license corrected immediately. Fees may vary. You can visit the Change Your Name page for further instructions.

Use the DHSMV locator to find a Florida DHSMV office near you.

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
There are several documents you can present conveying your Florida official address change through proof of residency. For example:

  • A utility bill or mail from government agencies
  • Medical card
  • A W-2 or 1099 form
  • Address Certification
  • Vehicle insurance bill

You can review more approved documents at the FL DHSMV website.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Once you go to the FL DHSMV office, you need to bring the following for changing address when moving:

  • Proof of Florida residency
  • Two documents, such as a utility bill or mail from government agencies, medical card, a W-2 or 1099 form, address certification and a vehicle insurance bill.
  • Proof of legal presence, such as your green card, if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Proof of Social Security. You can show your original Social Security card or a Denial Notice from the Social Security Administration.

To find a FL DHSMV office near you, use the DHSMV locator.

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
If you have an official address change and do not report it, you will not receive a renewal notice before your license s expiration date since your new residence will not be on file. You will also have to pay a $30 fine at the time you renew.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
If you are now residing at a new address, it is essential to update the address on your drivers license within ten days of moving. This is a mandatory action to follow every time your address changes for any reason. To keep track of parties you may need to notify, it is recommended to have an address change checklist. You can check out the Change Your Address page for further steps.

You will also need to change the address on your car insurance.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Florida