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Car Registration Address Change

If you have recently moved within the state or if you are a new Alabama resident, you must inform a Department of Revenue office of your official address change and update your Department of Revenue records. Without current and up-to-date vehicle registration paperwork, you risk receiving traffic violations, fines or other penalties from Alabama law enforcement. Vehicle registration allows you to operate your car legally on Alabama roads and highways. To learn more about vehicle registration and submitting address change paperwork with the Alabama DOR, continue reading the sections below.

If you have recently moved within the state or if you are a new Alabama resident, you must inform a Department of Revenue office of your official address change and update your Department of Revenue records. Without current and up-to-date vehicle registration paperwork, you risk receiving traffic violations, fines or other penalties from Alabama law enforcement. Vehicle registration allows you to operate your car legally on Alabama roads and highways. To learn more about vehicle registration and submitting address change paperwork with the Alabama DOR, continue reading the sections below.

How to Change Address on Car Registration in Person

Drivers in Alabama wishing to make an address change request on their car registration can do so by visiting a local license plate issuing office. In order to successfully make an address update request with the AL DMV, follow these steps:

  1. Visit a local license plate issuing office
  2. Provide proof of identity:

    • Drivers license
    • ID card
    • Passport
  3. Provide proof of updated address:

    • Utility bill
    • Lease agreement
    • Insurance card
    • Voter Registration card
    • Property tax receipt
  4. Pay applicable fees

    • Fees for a duplicate car registration in Alabama vary depending on the type of vehicle being registered. The applicable fee must be paid on an annual basis in order to ensure that your car registration remains valid.

Once you submit an official address change request with the Alabama DMV, the DMV will update all your records that apply to your motor vehicle. However, if you choose to hold on to your original car registration documentation and only request a duplicate drivers license, then two different addresses will appear on the document. Nonetheless, your car registration will be updated in the DMV’s system to your new residential address.