How to do a Utah change of address

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Whenever you move, it's essential to update your address with the relevant government agencies and service providers, including the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 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 Utah.


Key insights

You’ll need to change your address within 10 days of your move.

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You can file your address change either in person or online.

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If you have a vehicle, plan to register it at the DMV within 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving away from Utah, let the Utah DMV know within 30 days of the relocation.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before you begin 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 10 days of your move.

For filing in person, you also need these forms of ID:

  • One proof of lawful status
  • One proof of Social Security number

You’ll also need two of any of the following to complete a change-of-address form in person in Utah:

  • Bank statement
  • Court document
  • Current mortgage or rental contract
  • Major credit card bill
  • Property tax notice
  • School transcript
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle title

If you’re updating your address online, you’ll need:

  • Last name
  • Driver’s license number and issue date
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

If you’re moving to Utah from another state

New Utah residents have to file in person at the DMV or online within 10 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 60 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Utah

Current Utah residents can file in person at the DMV or online through the Utah Department of Public Safety. Just make sure to file within 10 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Utah to another state

If you’re moving away from Utah 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. Alert the Utah DMV of your registration change within 30 days of the relocation. You won’t receive a refund for any unused time on your registration.

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FAQ

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

Yes, you must update your driver’s license within 10 days of your move.

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

Whether you’re a new or current Utah resident, you can update your address in person at the DMV or online.

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

To update your address in Utah in person, you’ll need your new and old address, proof of lawful status, proof of Social Security number and two of any of the following:

  • Bank statement
  • Court document
  • Current mortgage or rental contract
  • Major credit card bill
  • Property tax notice
  • School transcript
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle title

To update online, you need your last name, driver’s license number and issue date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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

There are no mentioned fees for a change of address; license and registration fees 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 by visiting Utah’s DMV website or visiting in person. 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. State of Utah, “Driver License Renewal.” Accessed April 24, 2024.
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