How to do a Nebraska 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, including the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 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 Nebraska.


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Plan to update your address within 60 days of your move to Nebraska.

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Update your ID within 30 days of your relocation.

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New and current Nebraska residents can change their address online or in person.

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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 60 days of your move.

To complete a change-of-address form in person in Nebraska, you'll need:

  • One form of ID
  • Two proofs of address

You’ll also need a new ID within 30 days of moving. Documents needed for a new ID:

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

If you’re moving to Nebraska from another state

New Nebraska residents can file their change of address online or in person within 60 days of the move. If you go in person to the DMV, you’ll need to complete a change-of-address form.

To update your license, you'll have to take a vision test. Driving and written tests are administered at the discretion of the driving staff.

You'll also need to register your vehicle with the DMV within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Nebraska

Current Nebraska residents can update their address online or in person (complete a change-of-address form if you go to the DMV). Just make sure to file within 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Nebraska to another state

If you’re leaving Nebraska with a vehicle, you may be eligible for a registration refund if you submit your Nebraska vehicle registration, license plates and validation decals, plus your new registration, to the County Treasurer’s office within 60 days of registering in a new state.

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FAQ

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

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

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

You can update your address online or in person at the Nebraska DMV.

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

To update an address at the DMV in Nebraska, residents must bring:

  • One form of ID
  • Two proofs of address

For a new ID, bring:

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

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 in Nebraska?

There’s a $5 security charge for every document issued online or in person by the DMV, and there’s a $24 fee for a new license (plus the $5 security surcharge).

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

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 Nebraska?

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

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

Before getting started, consult the Nebraska DMV's website or office to verify its 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. Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, “Change of Address - Driver's License, Permit and State ID Cards.” Accessed May 2, 2024.
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