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How to Preform a Drivers License Address Change in Indiana

An Indiana drivers license change of address must be completed by drivers who relocate within the state. To change address on drivers license cards, applicants must submit a request via one of the available channels, whether online, in person or by mail. The DMV keeps at least one address on file for each driver. A residential address is used to show proof of in-state residency. In addition, a mailing address may be provided at which residents can receive BMV correspondence. When changing drivers license address information, a post office box is not considered an acceptable residential address.

How to Submit an Indiana Drivers License Change of Address Online

Drivers who need to change drivers license address for mailing purposes have the option to do so online. However, those requesting a residential drivers license change of address must complete the procedure in person at an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branch office. To update your IN drivers license address online, you must create a myBMV account and complete the procedure through a secure web portal on the Bureau’s website.

How to Change Address on Indiana Drivers License in Person

To change drivers license address information for residential purposes, drivers must visit a BMV branch office. A change of address on drivers license documents is required any time a resident relocates within the state. Residents updating drivers license address information must do so within 30 days of moving. Completing an Indiana DMV address change requires residents to provide proof of their Indiana residency. This proof must confirm that the driver maintains a residence in the state and does not claim residency in any other state. Drivers of legal voting age may present proof of their Indiana voter registration to establish proof of residency.

Documents Needed to Change Drivers License Address in Indiana

When changing a drivers license address, applicants must submit two separate documents to prove their Indiana residency. These documents must be computer generated and be on the list of documents approved by the IN BMV to establish proof of residency.

The most commonly used approved documents for a drivers license change of address in Indiana include computer generated bills issued by utility, credit or cable companies displaying the driver’s name and residential address. To apply for a DMV address change, applicants may also present bills issued by a doctor’s office or hospital, bank statements or pre-printed pay stubs. Any documents used to change drivers license address information must be dated within 60 days of the application.

Residents may also apply for an IN DMV change of address showing documents other than bills or bank statements. Alternative means of proving in-state residency include tax or government benefit documents such as a W-2 form or Social Security benefit statement as well as Medicare statements and Indiana voter registration cards.

An Indiana BMV change of residential address can also be approved by presenting the following special item documents:

  • A child support stub issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services
  • A change of address confirmation card issued by the United States Postal Service
  • A valid handgun permit issued by the state of Indiana displaying the driver’s name, signature, residential address and date of birth.

Drivers changing an Indiana drivers license address who are unable to produce two approved documents proving in-state residency have the option to fill out an Indiana Residency Affidavit. This form must be completed and signed at a BMV branch office. To apply for a BMV address change by submitting an affidavit, the form must be signed by a resident who can present a valid Indiana drivers license or identification, as well as two approved document proving state residency. The Indiana Residency Affidavit is an acceptable form of proof of residency for drivers who:

  • Are 18 years of age or younger.
  • Are older than 18 years of age but cannot produce the required documents to prove residency.
  • Are legally incapacitated.

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