How to do a Missouri change of address

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Where are you moving to?

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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 Missouri.


Key insights

File your change of address within 30 days of your move.

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You’ll need proof of your identity, your residency, your lawful status and your SSN, as well as relevant tax records and vehicle title and license plate numbers, if applicable.

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Written and vision tests are required for updating your license in Missouri.

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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 the following to complete a change-of-address form in Missouri:

  • Individual tax income records and vehicle title/license plate numbers if applicable
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of lawful status
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of residency

If you’re moving to Missouri from another state

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

New Missouri residents have to visit the DMV to transfer their license and registration within 30 days of their move. You’ll have to take a written and vision test to update your license.

If you own a vehicle, you’ll also have to register it with the DMV within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Missouri

Current Missouri residents can file in person at the DMV or online. Just make sure to file within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Missouri to another state

If you’re moving away from Missouri 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 will not be refunded for any leftover registration time on your car.

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FAQ

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

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

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

If you’re a current Missouri resident, you can update your address in person at the DMV or online. If you’re new to Missouri, you’ll have to visit the DMV to transfer your license and registration.

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

To update your address in Missouri, you’ll need your new and old address and your individual tax income records and vehicle title/license plate numbers (if applicable).

ID requirements:

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

There are no specified fees for a change of address, though there are fees associated with updating a driver’s license to change your address at the DMV. You will have to pay for a new license and vehicle registration.

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. 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. Missouri Department of Revenue, “How Do I Change My Address in Revenue Records?” Accessed April 23, 2024.
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