How to do an Indiana change of address

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Whenever you move, it's essential to update your address with the relevant government agencies and service providers. This ensures you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location.

The process of changing your address typically involves updating your driver's license and vehicle registration information, but specifics can vary significantly by state. To help out, we’ve gathered some details for the change-of-address process in Indiana.


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Change your address within 30 days of moving to Indiana.

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Register your plates in Indiana (and update your driver’s license) within 60 days of your move.

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You can update your address with the Department of Revenue online, by mail, by fax or in person, but you’ll have to visit in person to update your address through the BMV.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before beginning the process of changing your address, it's important to gather all the necessary documents to avoid any delays or complications. Make sure you know both your old and new addresses, and plan to file your change of address within 30 days of your move.

You’ll also need two of the following as proof of Indiana residency to complete a change-of-address form:

  • Computer-generated bill
  • Bank statement
  • Pre-printed pay stub
  • Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement

If you need a new ID, you’ll have to provide:

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

If you’re moving to Indiana from another state

New Indiana residents can file a change of address online with the Department of Revenue, in person or by mailing State Form 56841 to:

Indiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 6197
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6197

You can also fax the form to 317-615-2608.

To update your address with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), you’ll have to visit an office in person. You’ll need the following:

  • Current address
  • New address
  • First and last name
  • Social Security number or tax ID number

You must provide this information within 30 days of your move. To update your license, you’ll have to take a vision test and a knowledge exam if your out-of-state license has expired.

If you own a vehicle, you’ll also have to register it with the BMV within 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Indiana

If you’re already an Indiana resident, you can file online with the Department of Revenue, by mail (see address above), by fax or in person.

You’ll have to go in person to update your address with the BMV, so make sure you have the following:

  • Current address
  • New address
  • First and last name
  • Social Security number or tax ID number

Just make sure to file within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Indiana to another state

If you’re moving away from Indiana and have a vehicle, you'll need to cancel or transfer your vehicle registration to your new state of residence and follow its specific procedures.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you must update your driver’s license within 60 days of your move.

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

You can change your address with the Department of Revenue online, by mail, by fax or in person, but you’ll have to go in person to update it with the BMV.

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

To update your with the Indiana BMV, you’ll need your new and old address and your two proofs of Indiana residency, including:

  • Computer-generated bill
  • Bank statement
  • Preprinted pay stub
  • Medicaid or Medicare benefit statement

You’ll need the following if you also need to update your ID:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of lawful status
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of residency
Is there a fee to change my address at the Indiana BMV?

The Indiana BMV doesn’t specify whether there’s a fee to change your address at the BMV. You will have to pay for a new license and vehicle registration, however.

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

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 Indiana?

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

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

Bottom line

Updating your address when you move ensures you remain compliant with state laws and continue receiving essential services and documents.

Be sure to check the specific requirements and procedures for changing the address on your driver's license and vehicle registration by visiting Indiana’s BMV website or visiting in person. This will help you navigate the process smoothly and avoid any potential delays 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. ndiana Department of Revenue, “Indiana Taxpayer Information Management Engine.” Accessed April 25, 2024.
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