California DMV Change of Address
Changing your address in California, and other states, begins with a trip to the DMV office to fill out paperwork or you can mail in your address change or complete the paperwork online.
Though you might not want to let the state of California know where you are, you need to change your address when you move. This is going to make it tougher for you to avoid that warrant, but you might make things even worse if you start hiding your whereabouts from the law. And from your mother. Thankfully, California does make changing your address pretty simple.
Here's How to Handle a Change of Address in California
If you're into pain, you can head directly into the DMV office to change your address. What you will need to do is to bring in your current driver's license and fill out a form - Change of Address Form (DMV 14). If you just want a sticker that indicates your address has changed, this is actually free for you to do. But when you want to get a new driver's license with the new address on it, it will set you back$22.
If you're interested in making things a little less masochistic, you can also change your address in California online or through the mail. Just go to the GoRenew website to give the necessary information. In the mail, you will receive a sticker to affix to the back of your driver's license that indicates your new address. Now, this sticker needs to be stuck to the license, not taped or stapled - who the heck would do that anyway?
You can also send in a change of address form to the DMV, by mailing the form to:
DMV Change of Address
P O Box 942859
Sacramento, CA 94259
And if you when you move, your registration also needs to be updated - within 10 days of your move. So, when you know your new address, you will want to let the DMV know too. And no, they won't send you a housewarming gift, but they will send more forms for you to fill out.