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What Are the Basics?

When you move within the state of Pennsylvania or into Pennsylvania from out of state you must notify Pennsylvania DMV to change your address on your driver’s license and registration. If you are moving to another state from Pennsylvania, you will contact the DMV in that state and mail your plates back to Pennsylvania when you receive new ones.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving Within Pennsylvania?

You can change your address on both your driver’s license and registration online. You will need to have your Zip code, driver’s license number, Social Security number, new address, and email address for confirmation.

You may also change your address in person or by mail by filing Form MV-63 to change both registration and license or Form DL-180R to change your driver’s license only. You mail the form to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 68287
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8287

As long as you don’t require a new license to be printed, changing your address on your license and registration is free.

How Long Do I Have to Complete This?

You must complete the change form within 15 days of your move.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving To Pennsylvania from Another State?

If you are moving to Pennsylvania from another state, you will need to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s license. This must be done in person. You’ll need to bring the following:

  • A completed driver’s license application.
  • Proof of identity Some options for proving identity are a U.S. passport, birth certificate, green card, or certificate of U.S. citizenship.
  • Proof of residency. Acceptable documents include tax forms, utility bills, mortgage documents, and lease agreements
  • Social Security card

The driver’s license fee is $35.50 and is payable with check, money order, or credit/debit card. You will not be required to take a test as long as you have a valid driver’s license from another state or one that has been expired for six months or less.

To change the registration, you’ll need to also bring along a photo of the odometer, or note its mileage, valid title, VIN tracing or verification, and proof of insurance in Pennsylvania. The registration fee is $38.

How Long Do I Have to Complete This?

You must complete the change of address within 60 days of your move to update your driver’s license and 20 days to update your registration.

How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving From Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not require that you notify the state about your driver’s license since the commonwealth will cancel your license once you obtain one in your new state of residence. You are required to return your plates to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Return Tag Unit
P.O. Box 68597
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8597
Where Do I Call With Questions?

The number for PennDOT is 717-412-5300.

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Jul 18, 2022