How to do a New Hampshire change of address

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Moving to a new home comes with a long to-do list, and one crucial task is notifying the relevant authorities and service providers about your change of address. This includes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to ensure you continue receiving essential documents and services at your new location without interruption.

The process of updating your residential address typically involves changing the information on your driver's license and vehicle registration, but the specific requirements can vary from state to state. To help make this process smoother, we've outlined the steps for completing a change of address in New Hampshire.


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Plan to update your address within 30 days of your move and to update your ID within 60 days.

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New and current New Hampshire residents can fill out an address change form and deliver it to a DMV drop box.

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It’s $3 to change your address on your ID if you turn in your old ID.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before starting 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 your old and new addresses on hand, and plan to file your change of address within 30 days of your move date.

To complete a change-of-address form in New Hampshire, you don’t need any particular documents. You'll also have to update your ID within 60 days — you need the following documents for a new ID:

  • Completed ID application form
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Two proofs of residency

If you’re moving to New Hampshire from another state

If you’re new to New Hampshire, fill out a change-of-address form and attach a photocopy of your current license. Leave it at any DMV drop box location within 30 days of your move.

You'll also be required to take a vision test to update your driver's license.

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If you’re moving within New Hampshire

The process for an address change is the same for current New Hampshire residents. Fill out an address change form and take it to a DMV drop box at your convenience (just be sure to file the change within 30 days of your move date).

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If you’re moving from New Hampshire to another state

If you're leaving New Hampshire for another state, you'll need to follow the new state's procedures for vehicle registration. You don’t have to surrender your New Hampshire license plates.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you're required to update your driver's license within 60 days after moving to New Hampshire.

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

As of publishing, there’s no option for online filing, but you can change your address in New Hampshire by dropping a change-of-address form in a DMV drop box.

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

To update your address in New Hampshire, you don’t need any specific documents. You will need these documents for a new ID:

  • Completed ID application form
  • Proof of identity
  • 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 New Hampshire DMV?

To add a new address to your ID, there’s a fee of $3 for a replacement if you turn in your old ID. Otherwise, it’s free for a new ID. You’ll also have to pay for new vehicle registration.

Do I need to update my voter registration when I move to New Hampshire?

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

Do I need to update my insurance policies when I move to New Hampshire?

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

Where else do I need to change my address in New Hampshire?

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

Bottom line

After moving to a new home, one of your top priorities should be officially updating your address with the necessary state agencies. Doing so keeps you compliant with applicable New Hampshire laws and avoids disruptions to important services and document deliveries.

The DMV plays a key role — you'll need to change the address on file for your driver's license and any registered vehicles. Check New Hampshire's DMV website or contact the DMV directly to confirm what documentation is required and their procedures. Taking these steps prevents regulatory issues or delays from impacting your updated credentials.


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. New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, “Address Change.” Accessed May 2, 2024.
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