Change Address on License
Illinois residents who have relocated to another part of the state must inform the Secretary of State within 10 days of your move. This changing address DMV process can be completed at a driver license facility in your area, online or by mail.
How to Change Address on Drivers Licenses in Person
If you would like your drivers license to reflect your new address, the only way this can be done is by visiting an Illinois Secretary of State Office with the appropriate documentation on hand. To get started, make sure to bring two proofs of residence, the proper payment for applicable fees and your valid Illinois driving license.
Acceptable proof of address may include the following:
- Utility bill (electric, water, Internet, cable, landline phone, etc.)
- Financial bank statement
- Pay stub
- Mortgage or lease agreement
- Recent magazine subscription
- Official government correspondence
- Medical bill or ID card with your new address
- Pension or retirement statement
- Canceled check
Bear in mind that the Illinois Secretary of State will not accept documents such as a business card, a fishing license, a hunting license, a library card, a concealed carry card or unlicensed financial institution loan papers.
How to Change Address on Drivers Licenses Online
In order to update your residential address online, a vehicle driver must visit the Illinois Secretary of State Address Change page. You will be asked to enter personal information, such as:
- Your drivers license number
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number (or check off the box that states you're a Temporary Visitor Driver's License Holder, if applicable)
- Your new physical address
- Your new ZIP code
You may also register to vote while on the Address Change page, or update your information to reflect your new address. Bear in mind that address changing online will only update your DMV records. If you would like to obtain a new driving license, you will be required to visit your nearby Secretary of State office.
How to Change Address on Drivers License by Mail
The steps to change addresses via mail with the IL SOS is very simple and straightforward. Motorists can request their DMV file to be updated with a new address by sending a letter to this address:
Secretary of State
Driver Services Department
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springway, IL 62723
When mailing your written request for a DMV change address on licenses, make sure to include your full name, your date of birth, your drivers license number, your old residential address, your new residential address, your daytime phone number and your signature.
Address Changing for Commercial Drivers
In Illinois, a commercial license holder can only complete address change forms in person. By law, you must notify the IL Secretary of State within 10 days of your new residence, and you have up to 30 days to request a drivers license replacement.