How to do a Florida 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 Florida to ensure you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location.


Key insights

Plan to file your change of address and update your ID within 30 days of your move.

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Current and new Florida residents can file a change of address online or in person.

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There’s a $2 fee to change your address online, and it’s $25 to get a new driver’s license in Florida.

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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 documents to avoid any delays or complications. Have your old and new addresses ready, and plan to file the change — and update your ID — within 30 days of your move.

To get a new ID in Florida, you’ll need:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Florida residency

If you’re moving to Florida from another state

If you’re a new Florida resident, you can file a change of address online through the MyDMV portal. You can also file in person at a local office within 30 days of your move. You'll be required to take a vision test to update your license.

If you own a vehicle, you'll also need to register it within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Florida

Current Florida residents can update their address online through the MyDMV portal or in person at a local service center. You’ll need to file within 30 days of your relocation.

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If you’re moving from Florida to another state

If you're relocating from Florida and have a vehicle, you'll need to cancel or transfer your registration according to the procedures in Florida. Return your Florida plates in person or by mail, or fill out an affidavit if they’ve been lost, stolen or damaged.

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FAQ

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

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

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

Current and new Florida residents can update their address online or in person.

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

To update your address in Florida, you’ll need your new and old address. To update your ID, you’ll need the following:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of Florida residency

If you’re updating your car’s registration, you’ll also need information about your vehicle.

Is there a fee to change my address at the Florida DMV?

There’s a $2 convenience fee if you change your address online. A replacement license is $25.

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

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

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

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Florida. 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 in Florida, 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 Florida 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. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, “Name and Address Changes.” Accessed April 29, 2024.
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