When you move, don’t forget the change your address with the DMV. Filling out a United States Postal Service Change of Address Form is not enough. The NY DMV requires that you fill out their form as well.
Luckily, you can do this online at the NYS DMV website. Whether it’s your Driver’s License, Permit, Non-Driver ID or vehicle registration, the DMV change of address must be done within ten days of moving.
How to: DMV Change of Address NY
If you like to do things the old fashioned way, or if you like to torture yourself by standing in an endless line at the DMV, you can visit a DMV location near you to perform your change of address transaction. Fill out MV-232 Change of Address and bring it with you to the DMV office. Likewise, if you’re changing the address on a title or registration it’s the MV-82 Vehicle Registration/Title Application. Both forms can be found on the DMV NY website in PDF format. You can print them out and fill them out at home if you like.
Do I Get a New License?
No you don’t have to purchase a new driver’s license. The NYS DMV asks that you simply write your new address on your license. If you want, you can get a new license with the new address. There will be a charge of $17.50.
What if I Owe TVB Fines?
if you have TVB tickets, you’ll have to pay up before changing your address with the DMV. You must call TVB (Traffic Violation Bureau) and settle up. Their number is:
- for Suffolk County & NYC: (718) 488-5710
- for Buffalo & Rochester: (518) 474-0941
- for TVB locations, check the NYS DMV website here. Note: these are TVB offices only. No DMV services are available.
- TVB tickets are tickets received in Buffalo, Rochester or New York City.
- Non-TVB tickets are processed under criminal courts or traffic court where they were received.