How to do a Nevada change of address

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When you're moving to a new home, one crucial task is notifying various entities about your change of address. This includes relevant government agencies in your state.

Updating your driver's license and vehicle registration information is typically required, but the specifics can differ by state. We've compiled details on the process for changing an address in Nevada to ensure you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location.


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If you’re moving from out of state to Nevada, you’ll need to update your address and ID within 30 days.

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Current and new Nevada residents can update their address online or in person.

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There’s a small fee for an address change and to update your ID in Nevada.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before initiating the change-of-address process, it's essential to gather all the necessary information to avoid any delays or complications. Have your old and new addresses ready, and plan to file the change and update your ID within 30 days of your move.

You don’t need any particular documents to change address in Nevada, but you will need the following to update your ID:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of name change (if applicable)
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of residency

If you’re moving to Nevada from another state

If you’re a new Nevada resident, you can file your change of address online using your MyDMV account and recieve a new license in the mail.

If you file in person, you’ll need to fill out this form, then a new license or ID will be mailed to you. You'll be required to take a vision test to update your license (drivers under 21 have to also take a knowledge test).

If you own a vehicle, you'll also need to register it in Nevada within 30 days.

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If you’re moving within Nevada

Current Nevada residents can also file their address change online or in person at the DMV.

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If you’re moving from Nevada to another state

If you're relocating from Nevada and have a vehicle, you'll need to cancel or transfer your registration according to the procedures in Nevada.

Notify Nevada of your registration change within 30 days of moving out of state. You’ll need to mail in your license plates along with a signed letter requesting cancellation and an Address Change Notification.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you're required to update your driver's license within 30 days of moving to a new residence in Nevada.

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

Current and new Nevada residents can file their address change online or in person at the DMV.

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

To update your address in Nevada, there are no particular documents required. If you need to update your ID, however, you’ll need:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of name change (if applicable)
  • One proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of residency

If you’re updating your car’s registration, you’ll also need information about your vehicle.

Is there a fee to change my address at the Nevada DMV?

There’s a $3.25 fee for an address change and an $8.25 fee for a REAL ID in Nevada, plus registration fees for your car if applicable.

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

Yes, you need to update your voter registration to reflect your new address in Nevada so you’re assigned to the correct polling place.

Do I need to update my insurance policies when I move to Nevada?

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Nevada. This way, you’ll get continuous coverage that suits your needs and location.

Where else do I need to change my address?

You’ll need to change your address with the Postal Service in Nevada, even if your move is temporary. Don’t forget to also update your address with any relevant subscription services and financial institutions.

Bottom line

Notifying the proper authorities of your new address after a move is crucial to staying compliant with state regulations and ensuring you keep receiving important mailings and services without interruption.

Make it a priority to verify the exact steps and documentation required by Nevada to update the address on your driver's license and vehicle registrations. Following the proper procedures will allow the address change process to go smoothly and prevent any lapses or penalties.


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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. Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, “Nevada Registration Requirements.” Accessed April 29, 2024.
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