Washington Drivers License Change of Address Requirements

Have you recently moved to a new residence in Washington? The state Department of Licensing (DOL) requires you to process an address change on your Washington drivers license as soon as possible. Fortunately, all you need to do for a Washington drivers license change of address is to notify your local DOL. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DOL related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DOL in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DOL.

3: Via a DOL office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DOL office. Varying DOL offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DOL closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DOL allows you to make a personal appointment.

Changing Your Address on Your Washington Drivers License

You must change your address on your drivers license within 10 days of relocating. There are several ways to change your address on your license. Read below to find out more:


You can change your address online by going to this link and following the steps provided.

By Mail
Complete the address change of address form located here: http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/520039.pdf.

Your address will be updated free of charge.

Send completed form to:

Driver Records
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9030
Olympia WA 98507

In Person

To change your address in person, you may need the following documents:

  • Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence

This link will help you find all the documents that are acceptable for changing a driver’s license in Washington.

Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State

If you have recently moved from another state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here.

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