How to do an Arizona change of address

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Whenever you move to a new residence, it's crucial to update your address with relevant government agencies and service providers. This ensures that you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location without any interruptions.

The process of changing your address typically involves updating your driver's license and vehicle registration information, but the specifics can vary significantly from state to state. To help you navigate this process smoothly, we've compiled the details for the change-of-address procedure in Arizona.


Key insights

It’s important to update your address within 10 days of your move to Arizona.

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You can file your change of address in Arizona online, in person or by phone.

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It’s free to update your address and $12 to update your Arizona license.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before initiating the process of changing your address, it's important to gather all the necessary information to avoid any delays or complications. Make sure you have both your old and new addresses handy, and plan to file your change of address within 10 days of your move.

To complete a change-of-address form in Arizona, you'll need your date of birth and driver’s license number.

You’ll also have to get a new ID. To do so, have the following ready:

  • One proof of legal presence
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Arizona residency
  • One or two forms of name change (if applicable)

If you’re moving to Arizona from another state

New Arizona residents can file their change of address online, by phone at 602-255-0072 or in person within 10 days of the move. You'll have to take a vision test to update your license.

You'll also need to register your vehicle with the MVD immediately.

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If you’re moving within Arizona

Current Arizona residents can also file an address change online, by phone or in person. Just make sure to file within 10 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Arizona to another state

If you’re leaving Arizona with a vehicle, there’s no need to notify the state of your canceled vehicle registration. Your new state should send Arizona records that registration and insurance are nullified.

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FAQ

Do I need to update my driver’s license address if I’m moving within Arizona?

Yes, you must update your driver’s license immediately after you relocate.

Can I change my address with the Arizona MVD online, or do I need to visit an MVD office in person?

You can update your Arizona address online, in person or by phone.

What documents do I need to bring to the MVD for a change of address in Arizona?

There’s no documentation needed to change your address. For a new ID you’ll need:

  • One proof of legal presence
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Arizona residency
  • One or two forms of name change (if applicable)

You’ll also need vehicle information if you’re updating your car’s registration.

Is there a fee to change my address at the MVD in Arizona?

There’s no fee for updating your address, but there is a $12 fee for replacing your license, plus registration fees.

Do I need to update my voter registration when I move to Arizona?

When you move, especially to a different district or state, you need to update your voter registration to reflect your new address. This ensures you can vote in local elections that affect your new community and that you're assigned to the correct polling place.

Do I need to update my insurance policies when I move to Arizona?

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Arizona. Moving can affect your insurance policies, including auto, homeowners, renters and health coverage. For all insurance updates, it's best to contact your insurance providers directly to inform them of your move and discuss any necessary changes to your policies. This ensures continuous coverage and that your policies reflect your current needs and location.

Where else do I need to change my address in Arizona?

Make sure to change your address with the Postal Service in Arizona, even if your move is temporary. Also take the time to update your address with any subscription services and financial institutions.

Bottom line

Changing your address when you relocate isn’t just a wise move; it’s a requirement to remain compliant with Arizona laws. Failing to update your address can lead to delayed receipt of essential documents and services.

Before getting started, consult the Arizona MVD's website or office to verify its specific requirements and procedures for submitting an address change to your driver's license and vehicle registrations. Thorough preparation ensures the process is smooth and prevents any potential penalties or processing delays.


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ConsumerAffairs writers primarily rely on government data, industry experts and original research from other reputable publications to inform their work. Specific sources for this article include:
  1. Arizona Department of Transportation, “Change Your Address or Name.” Accessed April 30, 2024.
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