Ohio Drivers License Change of Address Requirements

Have you recently moved to a new residence in Ohio? The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) requires you to process an address change on your Ohio drivers license as soon as possible. Fortunately, all you need to do for a Ohio drivers license change of address is to notify your local BMV. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Changing the Address on Your Ohio Drivers License

If you're heading to the BMV to change your license, you'll need to bring some important information with you.

You should be prepared to provide the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • License number
  • Previous address
  • New address

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Just follow this link, complete the form online, then download your documents and follow the instructions.

In Person

You may need to visit a local BMV office in person to change your address. If so, plan ahead and try to make an appointment so that you save yourself some time.

By Mail

An address change on your Ohio drivers license by mail may be completed in one of two ways:

  • First, drivers can pick up from their local BMV office or download a Change of Address form (BMV 5756), fill it out, and mail it back to the BMV.
  • Second, drivers can simply write out the information outlined above and send that into the BMV office by mail.

Drivers can mail their change of address requests here:

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: Record Clearance
P.O. Box 16784
Columbus, OH 43216-6784

Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State

If you have recently moved from another state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here.

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