How to do an Arkansas change of address

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Where are you moving to?

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When you're moving to a new home, one crucial task is notifying various entities about your change of address. This includes relevant government agencies in your state.

Updating your driver's license and vehicle registration information is typically required, but the specifics can differ by state. We've compiled details on the process for changing an address in Arkansas to ensure you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location.


Key insights

You can change your address in Arkansas online or by mail.

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If you’re new to Arkansas, you’ll need to take a vision test to update your driver’s license.

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There’s a fee of $40 for a new ID.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before initiating the change-of-address process, it's essential to gather all the necessary information to avoid any delays or complications. Have your old and new addresses ready.

To complete a change-of-address form in Arkansas, you'll need this information (no physical documents required):

  • Last name
  • ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Last five digits of your Social Security number

The requirements for a new ID:

  • One proof of lawful status
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • One proof of identity
  • Two proofs of residency
  • One proof of name change (if applicable)

If you’re moving to Arkansas from another state

If you’re a new Arkansas resident, you can change your address online or by mail — fill out the this form. You'll be required to take a vision test required to update your license.

If you own a vehicle, you'll also need to register it within 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Arkansas

As with new residents, current Arkansas residents can file online or by mail.

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If you’re moving from Arkansas to another state

If you're relocating from Arkansas and have a vehicle, you'll need to cancel or transfer your registration according to the procedures in Arkansas.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you're required to update your driver's license within 30 days after moving to a new residence in Arkansas.

Can I change my address with the Arkansas DMV online, or do I need to visit a DMV office in person?

Both current and new Arkansas residents may file their change of address online or by mail — no need to go to the DMV in person.

What documents do I need for a change of address in Arkansas?

To update your address in Arkansas, you don’t need any particular documents, but you do need your new and old address and the following information:

  • Last name
  • ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Last five digits of your Social Security number
Is there a fee to change my address at the Arkansas DMV?

There’s a $40 fee for a new ID in Arkansas. You will have to pay for a new license and vehicle registration.

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

Yes, you need to update your voter registration to reflect your new address in Arkansas so you’re assigned to the correct polling place.

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

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Arkansas. This way, you’ll get continuous coverage that suits your needs and location.

Where else do I need to change my address?

You’ll need to change your address with the Postal Service, even if your move is temporary. Don’t forget to also update your address with any relevant subscription services and financial institutions.

Bottom line

Notifying the proper authorities of your new address after a move is crucial to staying compliant with state regulations and ensuring you keep receiving important mailings and services without interruption.

Make it a priority to verify the exact steps and documentation required by Arkansas to update the address on your driver's license and vehicle registrations. Following the proper procedures will allow the address change process to go smoothly and prevent any lapses or penalties.


Article sources
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. Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, “MyDMV Arkansas.” Accessed April 27, 2024.
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