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Change Address on License

If you have recently moved from one residence to another, there are parties that you need to inform, namely all of the different agencies and organizations that have your address on file. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division should be at the top of your address change checklist.

The NM MVD sends drivers mail, such as drivers license renewal notifications, car registration letters and more. To make sure that you obtain these documents, you will need to notify the MVD by submitting DMV address change forms. Fortunately, the Motor Vehicle Division offers you multiple options for performing a motor vehicle change of address.

Note: It is important to keep in mind that changing your address does not get you a new driver license. Instead, you are just updating your records on the Motor Vehicle Division website. Drivers interested in an updated license need to purchase a drivers license replacement in NM.

How to Change Address on Drivers Licenses in Person

The state of New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division requires that drivers change address on drivers license documents within 10 days of their move. Therefore, it is important to complete this process as soon as possible to meet this requirement. Fortunately, an in-person address change request in New Mexico does not take long.

A motor vehicle driver can simply go to a local MVD office and provide a Motor Vehicle Division representative with a completed Change of Address Request form. Once the form has been filled out and submitted to the local DMV worker, the applying driver can choose whether or not he or she would like to obtain a duplicate drivers license with new address information. If so, drivers can submit payment for the drivers license replacement.

For $18, you can get a license with an updated address that will last you four years, and for $34, you can get an eight-year drivers license with your change of address information.

How to Change Address on Drivers Licenses by Mail

Your second option for motor vehicle address change in New Mexico is to update your personal information with the Motor Vehicle Division of New Mexico by mail. The first step that you will have to take in this process is to download and fill out the designated Change of Address Request (Form MVD-10284). Once the form is complete, you must enclose this application for an address change and the applicable payment (if you would like to receive a New Mexico drivers license copy with the updated address on it) in an envelope and submit it to the following address:

MVD Data Entry Unit
P.O. Box 630
Santa Fe, NM 87504.

How to Change Address on Drivers Licenses by Fax/Email

A third option for submitting a DMV address change form is to fax it to the MVD. Simply fill out the application and send it to: 505-827-2783. Additionally, drivers without fax machines can employ another easy option and email the form to the following email address: Just be sure to include all of the applicable information on the application so that your address change can be processed correctly.