Moving and Address Change in North Carolina

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Whether if you moved recently to North Carolina or planning to move within the state in the future, it is important to make sure to notify others of your address change. Boxes, packing, hiring local professional movers, and all that planning are time consuming and stressful as is. Also on the to-do list should be notifying the right organizations, authorities, companies, friends and family to inform them about your address change. Timing can mean the difference between a seamless transition, and missed payments, utility coverage, or worse. Here is a list of who to notify about your address change in North Carolina, with some useful links to make your move as smooth as possible.

North Carolina DMV Address Change

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDT) new or current residents have 60 days to change their address with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

If moving from within North Carolina, you may make an address change for a driver’s license online under the form for “Duplicate Driver License” here at  THIS LINK. It will cost $13.

To change addresses on your vehicle registration under “Duplicate Registration Cards” here at THIS LINK. It will cost $20.

If moving from outside North Carolina, THIS LINK will walk you through how to get a new North Carolina Driver’s License and Registration.

North Carolina Department of Revenue

The NCDOR changes your address by phone. Have your social security number and new mailing address ready and call 1-877-252-3052.

If you are unable to call, you may write them with the information to:

Customer Service, P.O. Box 1168 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-1168

Post Office Address Change

For mailing address changes the US Postal Service has a convenient website: USPS Change of Address. They will automatically forward USPS mail from previous mailing addresses to new addresses

IRS Address Change

Never miss out on that tax refund check. The IRS has an online form to change your address here.

Social Security Address Change

To avoid any gaps in social security benefits in a move, the SSA has an online change of address form HERE.


Notify phone, cable, internet, gas and electric companies of your address change before your move, sooner the better.

Banks and Financial Agencies

Banks, credit unions, credit cards, IRA/401K, loan providers and investment accounts will need to be informed of your change of address.

School and Employers

College, elementary, even employers will need your new address to send tax forms, and other important documents.

A few more:

Magazines and Subscriptions


Doctors and Dentists

Organizations and Clubs

Last but not least, of course, let all your friends and family know about your recent move. We hope this list of some people to contact about your address change helps make your move as smooth and easy as possible.