Within 60 days of moving to North Carolina or moving within the state, an individual must:
- Change their address with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
- Get a new or duplicate license or ID
- Get a new or duplicate vehicle registration
Residents moving outside the state must surrender their North Carolina license and license plate upon establishing a new permanent residence.
Please note: If you need to change your mailing address for your driver license, ID or registration (if different from the address on the credential itself) and the online duplicate or renewal system will not allow it, please call the DMV assistance line. For driver license or ID call (919) 615-6170. For registration call (919) 615-6140. The license can be destroyed, and the plate mailed to the DMV Vehicle Registration Section, 3148 Mail Service Center, 1100 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27699-3148. Please include a brief note about why it is being returned.