Michigan DMV Change Of Address

Michigan law requires that a driver’s license should always have the most current information about the driver including his or her address. A change of address is needed when you relocate within the state of Michigan and failure to do so can result in penalties like the suspension of driving license.

Updating your Michigan DMV change of address will also ensure that you continue to receive the license and registration renewal notices or suspension alerts. It is also needed for receiving traffic ticket information and temporary license and permits that are mailed to you while you are out of state. In addition to this, many online services like license and registration renewals require an up-to-date address.  The process can be completed easily in person at any Secretary of State branch office. You will have to bring your driver’s license and personal identification card as you will be issued with a sticker mentioning your new address that can be affixed to the back side of these documents. It is advisable to change your address in person if you do not want the residents at your previous address to obtain your new address.

If you choose to apply for a change of address online, you can do so at ExpressSOS by altering your profile information. However, you must submit the information about your eye color, date of birth, state ID card number and the last four digits of your social security card number. The system will generate a receipt once your order is complete. You can save it in your files or print out a copy for record purposes.  Alternatively, you can do so via mail, by completing a change-of-address form and posting it to the address mentioned on the form. In both cases, a letter will be sent to your previous address for verification purposes.

Your change of address will be applicable to all files in your name at the Secretary of State offices including your voter registration, vehicle records, driver’s license and identification card. There are no charges associated with changing your address in the state of Michigan as the Secretary of State offices provide this facility free of cost.

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