Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
It is possible to have a different address on your driver s license and your car registration. Once you submit a change of address form with the Oregon DMV, your entire record will be updated with your new address. This means that your driver information and any car registered in your name will contain the updated address with the DMV. However, you do not need to replace the physical driver s license or car registration card. At your request, the DMV issues an address sticker for you to place onto your current driver s license to update the address. There is no charge for this sticker. For your car registration card, you must write in your new address onto your current card.

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

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
To change your address on your car insurance, you will need to contact your insurance company to notify them of your new address. Your insurance company may direct you to an online form to update your information, or they may ask you to mail in such a form. Each insurance company has their own procedures so contact them if you are unsure of how to perform an address change request on your insurance policy. You can also visit with your insurance agent if that is a possibility.

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

How do I change my address on my car registration?
When you apply for a change of address with the Oregon DMV, your new address is updated on any cars registered in your name along with your driver s license or ID card. You can access a DMV address change form in one of the following ways:

  • Through the Online Change of Address System
  • Print the downloadable Change of Address Notice form and mail it to the DMV
  • At your local DMV, complete or drop off a Change of Address Notice form
  • Residents changing to an address outside of the United States can fill out the Alternate Change of Address online form

The Oregon DMV does not charge to change your address on your car registration.

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

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
You can change your address with the Oregon DMV to update your commercial driver s license with the new information. The DMV will issue an address sticker that is to be placed over your old address onto your commercial driver s license card. You will need to fill out a DMV address change form called a Change of Address Notice and submit it to the DMV:

  • Online form
  • Mail
  • In person at your local DMV office

There is no charge for the address sticker.

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

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
Changing the address on your Oregon driver s license is easy and there is no charge to do so. You may submit an address change form in one of the following ways:

  • Through the Online Change of Address System
  • Print the downloadable Change of Address Notice form and mail it to the DMV
  • At your local DMV, complete a Change of Address Notice form
  • Residents changing to an address outside of the United States can fill out the Alternate Change of Address online form

You will be issued an address sticker that is to be placed over your old address onto your driver s license. To receive a driving license with the new address printed on it, you are responsible for order a replacement drivers license.

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

How do I change my address on my ID card?
If you are looking where to change your address for your Oregon ID card, you will find that you can do so online, by mail, or by visiting your local DMV office:

  • Through the Online Change of Address System
  • Print the downloadable Change of Address Notice form and mail it to the DMV
  • At your local DMV, complete or drop off a Change of Address Notice form
  • Residents changing to an address outside of the United States can fill out the Alternate Change of Address online form

There is no fee associated with changing your address with the Oregon DMV.

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

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
To change name on your car insurance, you may wish to contact your insurance provider. They may ask for documentation of your name change. Depending on your insurance company s guidelines, it may be possible to complete the name change request online, by mail, or over the phone. You are encouraged to contact your car insurance company for specific details on the process to change name on car insurance.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
You are required to change your name on your vehicle title in cases of marriage, divorce, domestic partnership and court order. The name change on your car title will automatically apply to your registration. To apply for a name change on your title you must:

  • Submit the original title.
  • Complete an Application for Title and Registration.
  • State on the application form that you are the same person requesting a name change and state the reason (marriage, divorce or personal change).
  • Pay the title fee

You may submit these forms for a name change on your title in person to your local DMV office, or you may mail them with your payment to:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave. NE

Salem, OR 97314-2250

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
If you would like to request a name change on your Oregon driver s license, you must apply in person at the DMV and:

  • Fill out a Driver License Application or the Commercial Driver License Application form, whichever is applicable.
  • Provide proof of full legal name.
  • Provide proof of legal presence in the United States, date of birth, and identity.
  • Provide your Social Security Number.
  • Provide proof of residential address, if required.
How do I change my name on my ID card?
The requirements to apply for a name change on your Oregon ID card are as follows:

  • Fill out an ID Card Application
  • Provide proof of full legal name
  • Provide proof of legal presence in the United States, date of birth, and identity
  • Provide your Social Security Number
  • Provide proof of residence address, if required

You must apply for a name change in person at the DMV. Changing your name on your Oregon ID card does not automatically change your name on your Oregon vehicle record, your title or registration. You must apply for those changes separately and do so within 30 days of changing your name on your ID card.

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 mail the following information or you may visit an SSA office near you:

  • Complete an Application for a Social Security card
  • Provide proof of your legal name change such as a marriage or divorce certificate
  • Provide proof of your identity with a driver s license, state ID, or US Passport
  • Provide proof of your citizenship with a U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization

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?
When you request a name change for your car title with the Oregon DMV, it will automatically be applied to your car registration as well. The cost of submitting an application for a name change is $77. The fee is $90 for heavy vehicles over 26,000 pounds. You must apply for a name change on your car title and registration within 30 days of changing names on drivers license documentation.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
If your name changes, you must request a name change for your car title with the Oregon DMV. The name change on the car title will automatically apply to your car registration as well. A duplicate car title costs $77, and is $90 for heavy vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds. One should note that you must apply for a name change on your car title and registration within 30 days of changing your name on your driver s license.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
When you request a name change with the Oregon DMV, you must pay the fee associated with replacing that specific document or card.

  • Drivers license or learning permit replacement: $26.50
  • ID card replacement: $39.50
  • Car title replacement: $77, or $90 for a heavy vehicle

Fees are subject to change without notice.

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
To update your address with the Oregon DMV, you need not present proof of residency. You can simply fill out the Change of Address Notice and submit it by mail or in person to the DMV. There is also an Online Change of Address System, which is a paperless way to notify the DMV of your address changing. The form requires that you provide your new residence and/or mailing address. On the form to update your address, there is also an option to apply your new address to your voter registration information.

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

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to submit a change of address to the Oregon DMV via the Online Change of Address System. You are not required to provide any documentation to update your address information with the DMV. The updated information will be applied to your DMV record. You can also fill out a Change of Address Notice and submit it either in person or by mail to:

DMV Headquarters

1908 Lana Ave. NE

Salem, OR 97314

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

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
To avoid any penalties for not changing your address with the Oregon DMV, notify them within 30 days of moving or changing your address. You can easily complete an address change form online or in person at the DMV. You can also fill out the Change of Address Notice form and mail it to:

DMV Headquarters

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

Changing your address with the DMV via mail gives you the option to also update your voter registration information.

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

When must I change my address with the DMV?
The Oregon DMV requires that you submit an address change request within 30 days of moving or changing your address. You can do so online, by post, or in person at the DMV office. There is no fee to change your address with the DMV. Changing your address with the Oregon DMV applies to your driver s license, permit, or ID card and to your car registration. At the time of application, you can update your residence address, mailing address or both.

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