Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official address change must submit an address change request with the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. Drivers in Nevada may list separate mailing and residence addresses with the DMV. When submitting an address change request in person at a local Nevada DMV office, drivers can update drivers licenses, ID cards, voter registration cards and car registrations.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Nevada residents operating motor vehicles in the state must have continual insurance for the vehicle in order to operate it on public streets. Residents who have had an official address change in state, or new residents from another part of the country with out-of-state car insurance must update their address with their insurance company and have their policy written for Nevada. If the insurance company does not have coverage in Nevada, the driver must get a new policy. The Nevada DMV does not accept out-of-state insurance. To submit an address change request to insurance companies, call the customer service number on the policy documentation.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who would like to submit an address change request for their car registration can do so by mail or in-person at a local Nevada DMV office. For car registration address change requests, drivers need to print and complete both the Change of Address Notification by Mail form as well as an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration and/or Substitute Decal. Take the two forms to any Nevada DMV office or mail it in to the following address:

DMV Central Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0700

Duplicate car registration fees are $5 (fees may vary).

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
All commercial drivers license transactions are carried out in person at a CDL license office. This includes completing an application for a cdl address change. Visit your local CDL license office with your current CDL license to complete the process, and be prepared to pay the $4.25 change of address fee. Fees are subject to change.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
Residents of Nevada who have recently moved to a new address must notify the Nevada DMV of the address changing within 30 days. Address change requests can be made online, by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents who would like a standard duplicate license reflecting the address changing can apply for a change of address by mail by printing and filling out a Change of Address Notification by Mail form. The fee for an updated driver s license is $3.25 (fees may vary). Online address change requests can be made by visiting the Nevada DMV website s address change page.

Drivers who would like a federal REAL driver s license must apply in person at a DMV office. To do so, print and fill out an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, check the box for “Duplicate” and bring it to the DMV office. Federal REAL IDs also require drivers to present proof of identity and proof of address.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
Nevada residents who have moved to a new address and would like to reflect the address changing on their ID cards should notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. ID card address change requests can be conducted online, by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To make an address change request online, visit the Nevada DMV website s online address change page. To make an address change request by mail, print and complete the Change of Address Notification by Mail form.

To make an address change request in person and receive a Federal REAL-compliant ID card, visit a DMV office with a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, as well as proof of identity and proof of address. Duplicate ID card fees are $3.25 (fees may vary).

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Residents of Nevada are required to have continual car insurance for all vehicles they plan to operate on state roads. Residents who have had an official name change must update their car insurance records and receive a new insurance card before they can submit a name change request for their car registration. To submit a name change request with insurance companies, call the customer service number on the policy documentation and inform the representative of the official name change. The company should then send out an updated insurance card.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official name change and would like to submit a name change request for their car registration must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents must bring the legal court document proving the name change (i.e. marriage certificate, divorce documents, certificate of naturalization or court-order for name change). Additionally, residents should bring documentation for a drivers license name change as well, as the DMV office will match the registration to the driver s license name.

Residents then must notify their car insurance companies to receive a new insurance card, as they will need to present the updated insurance card to the DMV. Duplicate car registration fees are $5 (fees may vary).

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Residents of Nevada who have recently had an official name change must first request a name change with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Nevada DMV verifies names, birth dates and Social Security Numbers electronically through the SSA database. To submit a name change request with the SSA, print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation

From there, bring the documents to a local SSA office.

Once a you have processed a new name change request with the SSA, wait a three business days for the system to update, then visit a local Nevada DMV office. Bring the same name change documentation that was used to update the SSA, along with a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card. Duplicate license fees are $3.25 (fees may vary). Duplicate licenses will be mailed to the driver s address of record.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official name change must first update the Social Security Administration (SSA) of their name change prior to submitting a name change request with the Nevada DMV. To update the SSA, print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation

Once the SSA is updated, visit a local Nevada DMV office with the same name change documentation that was used to update the SSA. The document should be accompanied by a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card. Duplicate license fees are $3.25 (fees may vary). Duplicate licenses will be mailed to the driver s address of record.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Nevada residents looking to submit a name change request with the Social Security Administration (SSA) must do so either in person or by mail. To make an official name change, residents should print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation

The Nevada DMV uses the SSA database to verify name, date of birth and Social Security Number of all residents applying for licenses, ID cards, car registrations, car titles and voter registration cards.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official name change must submit a name change request to the Nevada DMV within 30 days to update their car registration. To submit a car registration name change request, residents must first update the Social Security Administration (SSA). Once the SSA is updated, residents must visit a local Nevada DMV office and submit a name change request for their driver s license. The Nevada DMV updates car registrations with whatever name is on the resident s driver s license.

Fees for duplicate driver s licenses are $3.25. Fees for duplicate car registrations are $5.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Nevada residents who have had an official name change are only obligated to change the name on a vehicle s title if they are adding or dropping names from the title in the process. However, the Nevada DMV recommends that drivers submit a title name change request even if the owner(s) of the vehicle is remaining the same. To change the name on a car title, bring the title to a local Nevada DMV office. If the car is being financed and has a lien holder, the lien holder must approve the change.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
Depending on how many state documents need to feature the official name change, the cost of name change fees vary. To receive a duplicate driver s license with an official name change, fees are $3.25. Fees for a duplicate ID card with the updated official name change are also $3.25. Residents who would like to update car registrations with official name changes will have to pay a duplicate car registration fee of $5. Fees may vary.
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Residents of Nevada who have recently had an official address change must notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days. Drivers who have a Federal REAL ID or would like to receive one must submit an address change request in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Necessary forms include the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, proof of identity documentation and proof of residency documentation.

Acceptable proof of residency includes:

  • Dated within past 60 days:
    • Rent/lease receipt
    • Copy of lease with applicant as lessee
    • Public utility record at applicant s address
    • Bank/credit card statement
    • Paycheck stub
    • State/Federal court document
    • Receipt/Bill requesting payment in state (excluding medical bills)
    • Nevada educational institution record
    • Nevada hotel/motel/RV park/campground record showing no less than 30 days consecutive residency
    • Voter registration card issued in Nevada
    • Receipt of benefits from Nevada public assistance program
    • Leave and Earnings Statement from military member deployed outside Nevada on active duty
    • Notarized statement from residence owners showing applicant physically lives at their residence
  • Additional acceptable documents:
    • Insurance agency document
    • Tax records (no property taxes)
    • Property tax record showing taxes paid
    • Mortgage deed
    • Confidential Address Program (CAP) documents

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official address change and are not U.S. citizens must still submit an official address change request with the Nevada DMV. To do so and receive a Federal REAL drivers license or ID card, residents must visit a local Nevada DMV office with an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, proof of identity documentation and proof of residency documentation.

Acceptable proof of identity documentation for non-U.S. citizens includes:

  • Permanent Residents
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Citizenship Certificate
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Valid, unexpired foreign passport
    • Permit to Reenter the U.S. (coupled with an acceptable immigration document, i.e. I-551, I-94, or I-766)
    • Refugee Travel Documents (coupled with an acceptable immigration document, i.e. I-551, I-94, or I-766)
  • Limited-Term Residents
    • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card
    • Valid, unexpired foreign passport (with unexpired U.S. Visa and I-94 form)
    • Arrival/Departure I-94 form (with Visa/Passport)
    • Unexpired Temporary Resident Card (with another limited-term resident document)

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official address change must notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days. Drivers who do not do so and are stopped by law enforcement officials are subject to a fine. Additionally, having a current address on file with the DMV is crucial for communication purposes. The Nevada DMV sends all correspondence to whatever address is on file for the resident, including renewal notices, license suspension notices, vehicle insurance validation issues and other issues that can affect a driver s record.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official address change are obligated by Nevada law to notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. To submit an address change request online, visit the Nevada DMV website s online address change request page. To submit an address change request in person, visit a local Nevada DMV office. Address change requests are accompanied by a small fee for duplicate licenses, ID cards or registrations.

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