How to do a Minnesota 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 Minnesota.


Key insights

Plan to update your address within 30 days of your move to Minnesota.

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If you own a vehicle, you’ll have to register it in Minnesota within 60 days of your move.

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New Minnesota residents must update their ID within 30 days of moving to the state.

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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 documents 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.

To complete a change-of-address form in Minnesota, you'll need no particular documents, but you will need the following info:

  • Last four digits of Social Security number
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Previous mailing address
  • Current mailing address
  • Phone number

If you’re moving to Minnesota from another state

New Minnesota residents can update their address by phone at 651-296-3781 or 800-652-9094 or by email at inidvidual.incometax@state.mn.us within 30 days of the move. You'll have to take a vision test to update your driver’s license. Written and skills tests are required if your license has been expired for over one year.

You'll also need to register your vehicle with the state within 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Minnesota

Current Minnesota residents can also file an address change by calling 651-296-3781 or 800-652-9094 or by emailing inidvidual.incometax@state.mn.us. Just make sure to file within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Minnesota to another state

If you’re leaving Minnesota with a vehicle, you'll need to follow your new state’s registration procedures.

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FAQ

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

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

Can I change my address in Minnesota online, or do I need to visit an office in person?

Current and new Minnesota residents can file an address change by phone or email.

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

You don’t need any documents to file an address change in Minnesota, but you do need the following info:

  • Last four digits of Social Security number
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Previous mailing address
  • Current mailing address
  • Phone number

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

Is there a fee to change my address in Minnesota?

There’s no fee to update your address, but there are license and registration fees if you’re a driver and own a vehicle.

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

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 Minnesota?

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

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

Before getting started, verify Minnesota’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. Minnesota Department of Revenue, “Changing Your Address.” Accessed May 2, 2024.
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