Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Once you have successfully performed an address change on your Ohio drivers license, you may proceed with the required steps to update your change of address on your car registration as well. In order to perform an address change on your car registration, the Ohio BMV allows you to use four different methods: in person, online, by mail or by telephone.

You are required to notify the OH BMV of any change of address within 10 days after the change occurs. You may notify the OH BMV in writing on the Address Change Form provided by the OH BMV or through electronic means approved by the OH BMV. The information you provide should include your full name, date of birth, drivers license number, county of residence or place of business, Social Security Number or federal tax identification number of a business, and new address.

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

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
In order to change your address on your Ohio car insurance, you are required to contact your car insurance company. Depending on which autocoverage provider you have, there are several ways in which you can contact them in order to perform an address change including:

  • By phone
  • In person
  • Online

For more information regarding specific documentation required to successfully update your address on your car insurance, contact your car insurance company directly.

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

How do I change my address on my car registration?
In order to perform an address change on your car registration in Ohio, the OH BMV allows you to use four different methods: in person, online, by mail, or by telephone.

In Person

Online

  • Visit the online link provided by the OH BMV
  • Log in to access OH BMV records
    • Enter OH drivers license number
    • Enter Date of Birth
    • Enter first letter of your last name
    • Enter last four digits of Social Security number
  • Proceed with the steps as instructed in order to complete address change to your car registration

By Mail

  • Complete the Address Change Form or written statement
    • Written statements should include full name, date of birth, OH drivers license number, previous address and new address.
  • Mail out the Address Change Form or written statement to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesATTN: License Verification Unit P.O. Box 16784 Columbus, OH 43216-6784

Telephone

  • Call Vehicle Information Services at 1-800-589-8247
  • Provide assigned license plate number
  • Proceed with steps to change your address on your vehicle registration as instructed

You are required to notify the OH BMV of any change of address within 10 days after the change occurs. You may notify the OH BMV in writing on the form provided by the OH BMV or through electronic means approved by the OH BMV. The information you provide should include your full name, date of birth, drivers license number, county of residence or place of business, Social Security Number or federal tax identification number of a business, and new address.

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

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
In order to change your address on your Ohio commercial drivers license, you must visit a local DMV office that addresses CDL-related services. You will be required to show proper forms of identification, proof of address change, and pay applicable fees that may vary. In order to avoid any penalties, it is suggested to update your address on any licensing issued by the OH BMV.

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

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
In order to change your address on your Ohio drivers license, the OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers three different methods: in person, online or by mail.

In Person

Online

  • Visit the online link provided by the OH BMV.
  • Log in to access OH BMV records
    • Enter OH drivers license number
    • Enter date of birth
    • Enter first letter of your last name
    • Enter last four digits of Social Security number
  • Proceed with the steps as instructed in order to complete address change.

By Mail

  • Complete the Address Change Form or written statement
    • Written statements should include full name, date of birth, OH drivers license number, previous address, and new address.
  • Mail out the Address Change Form or written statement to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesATTN: License Verification Unit P.O. Box 16784 Columbus, OH 43216-6784

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

How do I change my address on my ID card?
The steps to change your address on your Ohio ID card are similar to those required to change your address on your OH driver s license. In order to change your address on your OH ID card, the OH BMV offers three different methods: in person, online or by mail.

In Person

Online

  • Visit the online link provided by the OH BMV.
  • Log in to access OH BMV records
    • Enter OH ID card number
    • Enter Date of Birth
    • Enter first letter of your last name
    • Enter last four digits of Social Security number
  • Proceed with the steps as instructed in order to complete address change

Mail:

  • Complete the Address Change Form or written statement
    • Written statements should include full name, date of birth, OH ID card number, previous address, and new address.
  • Mail out the Address Change Form or written statement to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesATTN: License Verification Unit P.O. Box 16784 Columbus, OH 43216-6784

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

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
In order to change your name on your car insurance, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the office of your insurance provider.
  2. Provide legal documentation proving your name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order.
  3. Provide your insurance policy number.
  4. Provide a description of your vehicle.

Depending on your insurance provider, you may be able to complete the process by phone or through the provider s website.

How do I change my name on my car registration?
In order to perform a name change on your car registration in the state of Ohio, you are required to visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and provide the following documents:

  • Certificate of title
  • Show proof of name change

(Marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

  • Pay the $4.50 standard fee for replacement of car registration

The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
In order to perform a name change on an Ohio drivers license, you must visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Current Ohio drivers license
  • Marriage certificate/license
  • Divorce decree
  • Social Security card

After completing the aforementioned steps, you will be required to pay the standard fee of $24.50 for driver s license replacements. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
The steps required to perform a name change on an Ohio ID card are similar to those required for updating a drivers license. In order to perform a name change on an OH ID card, you must visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Current Ohio ID card
  • Marriage certificate/license
  • Divorce decree
  • Social Security card

After completing the aforementioned steps, pay the standard fee of $7.50 for ID card replacements. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
To perform a name change, you can contact the Social Security Administration either in person or by mail. The documents you need in order to successfully complete a name change include:

  • Completed application for a Social Security card
  • Proof of name change

(Marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order)

  • Proof of identity

(Ohio drivers license, U.S. passport or Ohio ID card)

  • Proof of citizenship

(U.S. Birth certificate, citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate)

All documents must be original or certified copies. You can either mail or present these documents to your local Social Security Administration office. The SSA will mail you a new Social Security card within 10 business days.You are required toreport your name change with the SSA before you change your name with the Ohio BMV. For more information, visit the Social Security Administration website.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
The standard fee for car registration replacements in Ohio is $4.50. In order to perform a name change on your car registration in the state of Ohio, you are required to visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and provide the following documents:

  • Certificate of title
  • Show proof of name change

(Marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
In the state of Ohio, you are not allowed to change a name on a car title if the change was due to a marriage, divorce, or court order. The only way the title on your call will update is when the vehicle is transferred and a new title is issued.

You are, however, allowed to change your nameon your OH ID card, OH drivers license, or car registration. In order to perform a name change for, you must visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and be prepared to submit the required documentation to prove your identification and your name change. You are also required to pay the applicable fees. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
The standard fee for driver s license replacements in Ohio is $24.50. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

In order to perform a name change on an Ohio driver s license, you must visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and be prepared to submit the required documentation to prove your identification and your name change. Acceptable documents include:

  • Proof of name change

(Marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

  • Proof of identity

(Ohio drivers license, U.S. passport, Ohio ID card)

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
To change your address on any licensing issued by the Ohio BMV, you are required to show proof of residency of your new address. Required documents accepted as proof of address includes but is not limited to:

  • Valid insurance policy
  • Bank account statement
  • Any utility bill dated within the last 60 days
    • Electricity
    • Water
    • Internet
  • Voters Registration Card
  • Mortgage or rent agreement

Additionally, you will be required to complete the Address Change Form and pay any applicable fees that may vary.

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

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
If you are a non-United States citizen wishing to perform an address change in the state of Ohio, you are required to submit proper documentation proving your identification, residency and legal status. Acceptable documentation includes but is not limited to:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid Immigrant Visa
  • Naturalization document

Additionally, you will be required to complete the Address Change Form and pay any applicable fees that may vary.

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

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
For information on penalties you may be faced with if you fail to change your address with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you can contact the OH BMV at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. 2 p.m. In order to avoid any penalties, make sure to update your address with the OH BMV. There are three prominent methods for performing an address change for your OH drivers license or your OH ID card:

  • In person
  • Online
  • By mail

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

When must I change my address with the DMV?
You must notify the OH BMV of a change of address within 10 days after moving. In order to perform an address change on your car registration in Ohio, the OH BMV allows you to use four different methods: in person, online, by mail, or by telephone.

In Person

Online

  • Visit the online link provided by the OH BMV
  • Log in to access OH BMV records
    • Enter OH drivers license number
    • Enter Date of Birth
    • Enter first letter of your last name
    • Enter last four digits of Social Security number
  • Proceed with the steps as instructed in order to complete address change to your car registration

By Mail

  • Complete the Address Change Form or written statement
    • Written statements should include full name, date of birth, OH drivers license number, previous address and new address.
  • Mail out the Address Change Form or written statement to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesATTN: License Verification Unit P.O. Box 16784 Columbus, OH 43216-6784

Telephone

  • Call Vehicle Information Services at 1-800-589-8247
  • Provide assigned license plate number
  • Proceed with steps to change your address on your vehicle registration as instructed

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