Moving to a new place can be simultaneously demanding and exciting. In addition to all of the other things you have to do, up-dating your address with the Washington State Department of Licensing is very important to make sure legal documents such as your license and registration match the updated information. The state of Washington requires that you update your address information within 10 days of moving.
The state of Washington offers 3 convenient options for their residents looking to update the address information for their driver's license or ID card. Changing your address with the DOL does not automatically mean you will get a new copy nor does the state require that you do so. Although additional fees apply, you can request a duplicate of your license with the updated address information.
The state offers 2 online options as well as an in person option. Mailed requests for a change of address are only for driver's licenses or IDs:
License eXpress; requires that you have or create an account.
Fortress; does not require login or account creation.
Complete by mail with this form (DL change only.
Mail to Driver Records, Department of Licensing, PO Box 9030, Olympia WA 98507
Complete in person by visiting your nearest driver licensing office.
Whichever option you choose, make sure too update your address information within the required (10 day) period. If you are choosing one of the online options, be aware that creating an account with License eXpress means that you will be able to do multiple other things like replace your tabs, decals, license, or ID card plus purchase your driver record and much more.
Now is a great time to take a look at new auto insurance rates to see if you can save and get better coverage. Use the postal code box above to get your personalized complimentary auto insurance estimate. Also, you can check out additional address change tips here pertaining to other organizations to get in touch with when you have relocated and need to change your address.