How to do a Louisiana 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. 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 Louisiana.


Key insights

File your change of address and update your ID within 30 days of your move.

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You can change your address online or by mail in Louisiana.

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If you’re leaving Louisiana and own a vehicle, you’ll have to fill out a form to update your address.

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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 30 days of your move.

You’ll also need to update your ID in that time frame. Documents needed for a new ID:

  • One primary document
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of residency
  • Out-of-state license

If you’re moving to Louisiana from another state

New Louisiana residents can update their address online or by filling out a change-of-address form and mailing it within 30 days of the move. You'll have to take a vision test to update your license.

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If you’re moving within Louisiana

If you already live in Louisiana, the process is the same for a change of address. You can change your address online or mail in a change-of-address form:

Louisiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 201
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

You can also fax the form to 225-231-6205.

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

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If you’re moving from Louisiana to another state

If you’re leaving Louisiana with a vehicle, you'll need to complete a State-to-State Transfer Form within 30 days of the relocation.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you must update your driver’s license within 30 days of your relocation.

Can I change my address in Louisiana online, or do I need to do it in person?

You can update your address online or by mail in Louisiana — no need to visit an office in person.

What documents do I need for a change of address in Louisiana?

To update your address in Louisiana, you don’t need any documents. For a new ID you’ll need the following:

  • One primary document
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of residency
  • Out-of-state license

You’ll also need vehicle information if you’re updating your car’s registration.

Is there a fee to change my address in Louisiana?

No, but there are license and registration fees.

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

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 Louisiana?

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

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

Before getting started, verify Louisiana’s 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. Louisiana Department of Revenue, “How do I change my address?” Accessed May 1, 2024.
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