Within 60 days of moving within North Carolina, a license and ID holder must update their physical address with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and get a duplicate license or ID as well as a duplicate vehicle registration card.
Updating License & ID
In many cases, an individual can update the address associated with their valid driver license or ID online by ordering a duplicate card. Users can also visit
an N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles driver license office to order a duplicate license.
Please note: If you need to change your mailing address for your driver license or ID (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 at (919) 615-6170.
Updating Vehicle Registration
Address updates for valid vehicle registrations are completed when individuals update their driver license information online, as it is used to verify vehicle registration.
order a duplicate vehicle registration card online, the following information is needed:
- The vehicle’s license plate number
- The last five characters of the vehicle title number, which can be found on the registration card
Please note: If you need to change your mailing address for your vehicle registration (if different from the address on the registration itself) and the online duplicate or registration renewal system will not allow it, please call the DMV assistance line at (919) 615-6140.
Address updates can also be made at a local license plate agency, by calling (919) 715-7000, or mailing an
Application for Duplicate Registration Certificate (MVR-10) along with the fee to:
N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
Renewal, Title & Plate Unit
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3148