When you relocate to a new home in Washington, it is important to update all of your vehicle records with your new contact information. The top-ranking task on your list is to change address on drivers licenses.
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If you are ready to change the address on your Washington license to drive, there are several notes to keep in mind. Consider the following before you proceed with your drivers license address change at the Washington State Department of Licensing:
The simplest way to carry out a driving license address change in Washington is to do so online through the DOL portal. You will be able to change your residential address on your license, or add/change/delete an address if you have a different mailing address. To get started, have the following on hand:
Note that once you reach the confirmation page, your address change will take effect as soon as your submission is complete.
If you prefer to file your motor vehicle change of address in person, you can visit the driver licensing office location nearest you. In addition to your address change, when you visit a DOL office, you can also update information on your license to drive, including your eye color, your weight and your photo.
To update the address on your drivers license by mail without confirmation, simply fill out the Driver License Change of Address form and mail it to:
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507
As mentioned prior, to process an address change on a license in Washington is free of charge. However, if you would like to purchase a new drivers license with your updated address information, you can do so for a fee. Below, find the options listed if you would like to buy a license with your new residential address:
Note that when you change address on drivers licenses, the change will not be reflected on your Washington car registration. In order to file a change of address on your vehicle registration, you can use the online Department of Licensing portal, but make sure to have the license plate number and the Vehicle Identification Number on hand for any vehicle record you would like to update.