Drivers License Change of Address

If you plan on driving in the state of New Jersey, you will need to have a drivers license that contains all of your current information, including your address. If you are moving to New Jersey from out-of-state, you will need to perform a change of address within 60 days of moving. If you are moving within the state, you will need to update your address as soon as possible.

How to Perform a Change of Address

There are three ways to perform a change of address on your drivers license in New Jersey. You can either:

Address Change website

  • Go online to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Address Change website.

local NJ MVC office

  • Visit a local NJ MVC office in person.
  • Call the NJ MVC at (609) 292-6500.

Online

If you are a current New Jersey resident and are updating your address online, go to the NJ MVC Address Change website and enter the following information:

  • NJ drivers license or ID number.
  • Social Security number (SSN).
  • Zip code.

Once you complete the address change process, the online system will provide you with a printable confirmation.

If you have moved from out-of-state, you will need to transfer your license within 60 days of your move by completing a multi-step process. This process can only be done in person at a local NJ MVC office.

In Person

If you are a new resident to the state and would like to perform a change of address, it must be done in person at a local NJ MVC office. If you are under 21 years of age, you will need to complete the requirements of the GDL young adult road process before you can obtain a NJ drivers license. If you are over 21 years of age, you may transfer your out-of-state license in person by:

Passing a 6 point ID and residency requirement by providing:

  • One primary ID document, such as: a birth certificate, U.S. passport, current NJ digital driver license, CDL, or ID card.
  • One secondary ID document, such as: a NJ photo driver license, U.S. college photo ID card with transcript, or U.S. military discharge papers.
  • Proof of NJ residency, such as: a lease or mortgage agreement, utility bill, or bank statement.
  • Your Social Security number (SSN).

You will also need to:

  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Take a vision screen test.
  • Pass the written and road tests if your license has expired, is a provisional license, or was not issued in the U.S., District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
  • Pay a $24 fee.

Residents that have moved within the state may update their address in person at a local NJ MVC office by passing the 6 point ID and residency requirement.

By Phone

A change of address can only be performed by phone if you are a resident that has moved within the state. To change your address over the phone:

  • Call the NJ MVC at (609) 292-6500.
  • TTY: 7-1-1 NJ Relay.

You will need to provide your:

  • NJ drivers license or ID number.
  • Social Security number (SSN).
  • Zip code.

Replacement Documents

To apply for a replacement document that displays your updated address, you must visit a NJ MVC office in person and bring with you:

  • Documents to pass the 6 point ID and residency requirement.

The funds to pay the $11 fee.