Notify the DMV of a Change of Address and/or a change of Name
You are required by law to notify the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of any change to your address or name.
If you hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) you must complete form L31 and apply in person at a Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Office.
Complete the name/address change form.
For an individual: An individual's name change will require an original or certified copy of a marriage license/certificate, civil union certificate, or court order clearly stating your new name.
You must apply in person in order to have your name changed on your license or non-driver ID card.
You must update Social Security prior to processing a name change at DMV.
- The Vermont DMV must verify your SSN. Your name and date of birth will be verified with the Social Security Administration at the time of your application, through Social Security Online Verification (SSOLV).
- If you need to correct or update information at the SSA, do so several days before you apply for a DL or ID card. For information on how to do this, visit www.ssa.gov.
For a company: A change of company name requires a change of name certification from the Office of Secretary of State.
Address change via DMV EXPRESS
DMV Online Services:
Log on to DMVExpress using the ID number that has been assigned to you by the Vermont DMV.
Your ID number is the same as your Vermont Driver License number. Your ID number can be found on your driver license or registration renewal certificate.
When you log on to DMV Online Services by entering your ID number, you will get a complete listing of all vehicles registered to you. On the same page you will find a link to web pages that will guide you through the process of changing your address on-line.
NOTE: If you log on to DMV Express using your vehicle's plate number you will not be offered the option of changing your address.
Address change via a Vermont DMV Kiosk
The process for completing an address change on one of the Vermont DMV kiosks is similar to the process described above for DMV Online Services.
Address change in person or by mail
Complete the address change form.
Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001