A tailored resource on the process for address changes in the state of New Mexico
If you are a New Mexico 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 New Mexico Motor Vehicle 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 or via mail. If you are a commercial license holder, apply in person at your local driver license office.
Reporting an address change in person:
- Locate the driver license office nearest you.
- Bring your current license and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Complete a change of form.
- Till the data is updated in the system, MVD cannot renew or replace ID cards, driver's license as well as vehicle registrations and titles.
Reporting an address change by mail:
- Complete the address form and mail it to the following address:
Data Entry?MVD Unit P.O. Box 630 Santa Fe, NM 87504-0630
ADDRESS CHANGE ON YOUR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- You must notify your driver license office of a change of address and have this information updated on your New Mexico Vehicle Title and Registration certificate. This must be done within 10 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.
- You can either report the change of address in person by visiting your driver license office, or via mail, and your records will be updated at no charge.
NOTIFYING YOUR INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER OF AN ADDRESS CHANGE
- 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.
- To save time and money, some New Mexico 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.
- If you are a non-US citizen residing in New Mexico, and wish to have your address updated on your license, you must apply in person at a driver license office. Please remember to bring appropriate here.
- For related information, see Replacing Your Driver License, Replacing Your Vehicle Title, and Vehicle Registration.
- Your may also wish to change your address on your New Mexico voter registration for which you need to contact the local county clerk's office.