How to do an Idaho change of address

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Moving to a new home comes with a long to-do list, and one crucial task is notifying the relevant authorities and service providers, including the DMV, about your change of address. This ensures you continue receiving essential documents and services at your new location without interruption.

The process of updating your residential address typically involves changing the information on your driver's license and vehicle registration, but the specific requirements can vary from state to state. To help make this process smoother, we've outlined the steps for completing a change of address in Idaho.


Key insights

New Idaho residents need to update their ID within 90 days of the move.

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Whether you’re a new or current resident, you can update your address online or by mail.

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As of publishing, it’s free to update your address in Idaho, but you will have to pay $30 to update your license.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before starting 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 your old and new addresses on hand.

You’ll also need to update your ID within 90 days of your move. The documents needed for a new ID:

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

If you’re moving to Idaho from another state

New Idaho residents can file online for a change of address. You can also fill out a form and file it by mail:

Driver Services
Idaho Transportation Department
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129

You'll also be required to take a vision and a written exam to update your driver's license. If you own a vehicle, you'll need to register it with the DMV within 30 days of moving to Idaho.

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If you’re moving within Idaho

If you’re a current Idaho resident changing your address within the state, you can file online or by mail.

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If you’re moving from Idaho to another state

If you're leaving Idaho for another state, follow the new state's procedures for vehicle registration.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you're required to update your driver's license within 90 days of moving to Idaho.

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

Idaho residents (both existing and new) can file their change of address online or by mail.

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

Idaho doesn’t specify any required documents for an address change. Do make sure to have your new and old addresses on hand. To get a new ID in Idaho, you will need:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of 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 Idaho DMV?

There’s no fee for updating an address, but there is a $30 fee for updating a license. You’ll also have to pay for vehicle registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bottom line

After moving to a new home, one of your top priorities should be officially updating your address with the necessary state agencies. Doing so keeps you compliant with applicable Idaho laws and avoids disruptions to important services and document deliveries.

The DMV plays a key role — you'll need to change the address on file for your driver's license and any registered vehicles. Check Idaho's DMV website or contact the DMV directly to confirm what documentation is required and its procedures. Taking these steps prevents regulatory issues or delays from impacting your updated credentials.

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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. Idaho Transportation Department, “Idaho Change of Address Request.” Accessed April 30, 2024.
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