Washington Car Registration Change of Address

Have you recently moved to a new residence in Washington? You will need to change the address on your car registration to keep it current. Select from the options below to get started.

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 Washington

You must notify the Washington DOL within 10 days of setting up a new residence. Changing your address on your driver's license is the first step towards changing the address on your vehicle registration. There are three ways to change your address:

  1. Online
  2. In person at a driver licensing office
  3. By mail with a completed Driver License Change of Address form

Now that the DOL has your updated information, any renewals done online, over the phone or by mail will be sent to the accurate address. The DOL will only send mail to the address on file, and the post office will not forward any mail from the DOL to an alternate address.