Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
If you move or change your address, you should provide the DMV with your updated residence and mailing address information. You can change address on DMV driving record via the online change of address system.

Changing address on your driver record does not change car registrationaddress, therefore there is a possibility that you could have a different address on your driver s license than on your car registration. All address information should be up to date and reflect your current residence and/or mailing address.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
To find out steps to change address on your car insurance policy, you will need to contact your insurance provider. Companies vary in the manner in which they accept an address change request. The process may take place by mail, phone, online, or in person with your local insurance agent. Contact your insurance provider for the most accurate information on how to update your address.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
The North Dakota DMV makes it easy to update yourcar registration address. You may change your address on your DMV driving record by accessing the online change of address system on the North Dakota Department of Transportation website. After you have changed your address on your driving record, there will be a link for you to access information on how to change your address on your car registration.

Contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2725 for more information on how to change the address on your car registration.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
Commercial drivers must visit a North Dakota Department of Transportation Driver License office to submit a commercial drivers license address change. Commercial drivers must by law get a duplicate license reflecting their change of address. You are required to get a duplicate license within 10 days of your address change. You may need to bring proof of your new address. Contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2725 for more information.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
In the state of North Dakota, you can change your address on drivers license online. The ND DMV makes it easy for you to update your address information on your driving record via an online change of address system.

Updating your address on the system does not change the address on your driver s license. To update your address on your driver s license card, you must appear in person at a ND DOT driver license office and pay the $3 fee for an updated driver s license. Fees are subject to change.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
To change address on ID card, you may be able to go about the same process as one would to change the address on their driver s license. There is a possibility that state ID card holders may have to change the address on their ID card in person at the ND DOT driver license office. Contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-4353 for assistance on how to change your address on your ID card.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
To request a name change on a car insurance policy, you will need to contact your insurance provider. Companies vary in the manner in which you may update your name on your policy. The process to change namemay take place by mail, phone, online, or in person with your local insurance agent. Make sure that you can provide proof of your legal name change in case you are asked to do so.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
To change your name on your car registration, you must apply for a name change on your car title first. To change your name on your car title, you must:

  • Sign and date ‘Part 1 with your old name.
  • Provide your new name and your address in the “buyer(s)” section.
  • “Part 3” must be completed and signed with the lien holder information, if applicable.

You must provide odometer reading on vehicles more than 10 years old. The fee to change your name on your car title is $5. Fees are subject to change.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
To apply for a name change on drivers license, you will have to appear in person at a North Dakota Department of Transportation Driver s License office location and present acceptable documentation proving your name change. Such documents include:

  • Government issued marriage certificate
  • Sealed certified court order
  • Sealed certified divorce decree

You will also be required to retake your driver s license photograph. The cost is $3 to change your name on your driver s license. Fees are subject to change.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
To go about changing your name on your North Dakota ID card, you may be subject to the same requirements as someone changing their name on their driver s license and have to apply in person at a ND DMV office. You must provide proof of your name change, such as a marriage certificate, court order, or divorce decree. For more information on how to change name on ID card contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2360.
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
To make an official name change with the Social Security Administration, you can either mail the following information or visit the SSA office nearest you:

  • A completed Application for a Social Security Card
  • Proof of your legal name change such as a marriage or divorce certificate
  • Proof of your identity with a driver s license, state ID, or US Passport
  • Proof of your citizenship with a U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, etc.

You must present the original document or a copy certified by the issuing agency when applying for a name change with the Social Security Administration. The SSA will not accept photocopies of original documents. For more information on how to change your name legally, visit the Social Security Administration website.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
The cost for a name change on car registration is $5. To change your name, you will need to appear in person at a North Dakota Department of Transportation Driver s License office location and fill out an application to transfer the title reflecting your new legal name.

For more information on how to change your name on your North Dakota car registration contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2360.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
It costs $5 to request a name change on your North Dakota car title. To change name on car title,visit a North Dakota Department of Transportation Driver s License office location and fill out an application to transfer the title reflecting your new legal name.

For more information on how to change your name on your North Dakota car title, contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2360.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
The cost of a name change on drivers license with the North Dakota DMV is $3. To change your name, you will need to appear in person at a North Dakota Department of Transportation Driver s License office location with your current driver s license and proof of your legal name change.

If your drivers license has been expired for 10 months or longer, the DMV may ask if you would like to apply for a renewal instead of a replacement. In that case you will be charged a driver s license renewal fee of $15. Fees are subject to change.

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Commercial drivers and noncommercial drivers may have to submit proof of residency to change address on drivers license card. Two documents form the following acceptable categories may be necessary to establish proof of North Dakota residence address. Acceptable documents include but are not limited to:

  • Bank statement
  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipt
  • Government issued tax form

All documents need to be dated within six months of the current date to be valid for proof of residency.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
In the state of North Dakota, US citizens and non-US citizens alike may have to present proof of residency to change address on drivers license. Acceptable forms of proof of address include but are not limited to:

  • Government issued tax form
  • Pay stub
  • Transcript from an accredited school
  • Bank statement

All documents need to be dated within six months of the current date to be valid for proof of residency.

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
It is important that you keep your address on file up-to-date so that you may receive any correspondences from the DOR such as renewal notices. If you do not fill out aNorth Dakota DMV address change form online, you may face some unintended consequences such as neglecting to re-register your vehicle or driving with an expired license.

There is no cost to update your address on record with the North Dakota DOT. If you would like your updated address to be reflected on your driver s license then you must visit your local licensing office to apply for a duplicate license.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
Drivers should submit an online North Dakota DMV address change form as soon aspossible. Noncommercial driver s license holders are required to update their address information with the DMV within 10 days.

Changing your address on your record does not change the address on your driver s license card. To update your driver s license card with your new address, you will need to get a duplicate license at a ND DOT driver license site for $3. Fees are subject to change.

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