How to do a Kansas 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 Kansas.


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File your Kansas change of address within 10 days of your move.

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To update your ID, you’ll need one proof of lawful presence, two proofs of Kansas residency, one proof of SSN, your out-of-state ID and one proof of legal name change (if applicable).

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New Kansas residents can update their address online.

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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 10 days of your move.

While no documents are required to change your address, you will need the following to get a new Kansas ID:

  • One proof of lawful presence
  • Two proofs of Kansas residency
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Your out-of-state ID
  • One proof of legal name change (if applicable)

If you’re moving to Kansas from another state

If you’re moving to Kansas from another state, the process for an address change is slightly more involved.

New Kansas residents have two online options:

You’ll have to take a vision screening test to update your license. If your out-of-state license is expired, you must also complete a written and driving exam. If you own a vehicle, you’ll also have to register it with the DMV within 90 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Kansas

Current Kansas residents can also file online with the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles Change of Address form (for online address changes only). Or, if you also need a new license, make a request through the iKan app. Just make sure to file within 10 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Kansas to another state

If you’re moving away from Kansas 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. You may be eligible for a registration and property tax refund if you return your license plates and registration receipts to the local county treasurer's motor vehicle office where your car is registered. You’ll need to provide a Social Security Number or FEIN.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you must update your driver’s license within 10 days of your move.

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

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

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

To update your address in Kansas, you don’t need any special documents. You do, however, need a few things for a new ID:

  • One proof of lawful presence
  • Two proofs of Kansas residency
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Out-of-state ID
  • One proof of legal 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?

There’s no fee for updating an address, but to update an ID in Kansas costs $10.

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

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?

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 USPS, 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 the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles 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. Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles, “Change of Address.” Accessed April 23, 2024.
  2. iKan, “iKan.” Accessed April 23, 2024.
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