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How to Handle a Change of Address in Florida

If you are a Florida resident and have changed addresses or plan to do so in the near future, you must have the address information updated on your license, vehicle registration and title certificate. You are also required to notify your insurance provider of your new address.

REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION

You must notify the Florida Driver License Division of a change in address within 10 days of moving to a new residence, and to obtain a replacement driver license. Reporting a change of address to your local driver license office is simple, and can be done in person, via mail, telephone, or online. If you are a commercial license holder, apply in person at your local driver license office.

Reporting an address change in person:

  1. Locate the driver license office nearest you.
  2. Bring your current license, along with proof of legal presence to prove your citizenship or legal presence.
  3. Pay the fee of $10, in cash, check, or money order payable to the Division of Driver Licenses.
  4. If you were issued your driver license before July 1, 1997, you will be provided with a change of address sticker, which must be affixed to the back of your license. If you received your license after July 1, 1997, your new license will arrive in the mail.
  5. The process normally takes about two weeks.

Reporting an address change by mail:

  1. Complete the change of address form and mail it to the following address:
    Bureau of Records
    P.O. Box 5775
    Tallahassee, Florida 32314-5775    
  2. Include the fee of $10, which can be paid through a check or money order made payable to the Division of Driver Licenses.
  3. Your replacement license (or a change of address sticker to be affixed to the back of your license) will arrive via mail in approximately 30 days.

Reporting an address change by telephone:

  1. Call 1-866-GoRenew (1-866-467-3639) using a touch-tone phone. TTY/TDD users will need to dial 711.
  2. Follow the verbal instructions carefully.
  3. Select your payment type. Pay the fee of $10, along with a convenience fee of $2.90. You can pay with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card.

Reporting an address change via the Internet:

  1. You can report a change of address online by visiting GoRenew and following the instructions carefully.
  2. Pay the fee of $10, plus a $3 service charge. All major credit cards are accepted.
  3. The process normally takes about two weeks.

ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION

  1. You must notify your local tax collector office of a change of address and have this information updated on your Florida Vehicle Title and Registration certificate. This must be done within 20 days of moving to a new address, since this will allow you to receive your renewal notice and any other correspondence in a timely fashion.
  2. You can either report the change of address in person by visiting your local tax collector office, or via mail, and your records will be updated at no charge. You can also choose to report the change of address online for a small service fee. All major credit cards are accepted.

NOTIFYING YOUR INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE

  1. You must also notify your insurance provider of your change of address, so that you receive timely information regarding due dates for payments, renewals, and other communication.
  2. To save time and money, some Florida drivers who change addresses choose to obtain a free quote for new auto insurance instead of changing the address with their current insurance provider. Not only does this save the hassle of contacting and notifying the current insurance company, but it could potentially save hundreds of dollars by identifying companies that offer lower rates and/or better coverage.

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