How to do a Connecticut 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, including the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 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 Connecticut.


Key insights

Update your address within 48 hours of moving to Connecticut.

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You’ll also need to update your ID within 90 days of your move.

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Both new and current Connecticut residents can file a change of address online.

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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 48 hours of your move.

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

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Current address on file
  • Driver’s license number
  • Social Security number

You also need to update your ID within 90 days. For this you’ll need:

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

If you’re moving to Connecticut from another state

New Connecticut residents can file a change of address online within 48 hours 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 DMV within 90 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Connecticut

Current Connecticut residents can also update their address online. Just make sure to file within 48 hours of your move.

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If you’re moving from Connecticut to another state

If you’re leaving Connecticut with a vehicle, alert the Connecticut DMV by canceling your registration through the DMV online, by mail or in person. Your license plates may be discarded at your discretion.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you must update your driver’s license within 90 days of your relocation.

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

Current and new Connecticut residents can update their address online.

What documents do I need to bring to the DMV for a change of address in Connecticut?

To update your address in Connecticut, you don’t need any particular documents, but you do need your new and old addresses, your first and last name, your date of birth, your driver’s license number and your Social Security number.

For a new ID, make sure you have the following:

  • Two proofs of lawful status
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of residency
  • One proof 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 DMV in Connecticut?

There’s no fee for updating an address online, but there is a $30 fee for updating your license at the Connecticut DMV.

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

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 Connecticut?

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Connecticut. 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 Connecticut?

Make sure to change your address with the Postal Service in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut laws. Failing to update your address can lead to delayed receipt of essential documents and services.

Before getting started, consult the Connecticut DMV'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.


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. Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, “Make changes to a driver’s license or vehicle registration.” Accessed April 30, 2024.
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