How to do an Oregon 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 Oregon to ensure you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location.


Key insights

File your Oregon change of address and get a new ID within 30 days of your move.

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New and current residents can file their change of address online or in person at the DMV.

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If you need a new Oregon driver’s license, you’ll have to take a vision test.

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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 within 30 days of your move.

You’ll also have to update your ID within 30 days. Documents needed for a new ID:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of lawful status
  • One proof of full legal name
  • Two proofs of residence address

If you’re moving to Oregon from another state

If you’re a new Oregon resident, you can file a change of address online, call 503-945-5000 or file in person at a local DMV office within 30 days of your move. You'll be required to take a vision test to update your driver’s license. A knowledge test is required if your out-of-state license has been expired for over one year.

If you own a vehicle, you'll also need to register it within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Oregon

Current Oregon residents can update their address online, by phone at 503-945-5000 or in person at a local DMV office. You’ll need to file within 30 days of your relocation.

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If you’re moving from Oregon to another state

If you're relocating from Oregon and have a vehicle, you'll need to cancel or transfer your registration according to the procedures in Oregon. You won’t be required to turn in your old Oregon plates.

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FAQ

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

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

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

Current and new Oregon residents can update their address either online or in person at the DMV.

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

To update your address in Oregon, you’ll need your new and old addresses.

To update your ID, you need the following:

  • One proof of identity
  • One proof of lawful status
  • One proof of full legal name
  • Two proofs of residence address

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 Oregon DMV?

There’s no fee for updating an address, but a new ID is $30 at the Oregon DMV. You will also have to pay for vehicle registration.

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

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

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

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Oregon. 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 Oregon, 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 Oregon 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.


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. Oregon Department of Transportation, “How to Change Your Address.” Accessed April 29, 2024.
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