After you move to a new address, it can be easy to forget all of the tasks that you have to complete. First, you have to find the right place to store all of your belongings at your new residence. Next, you have to establish new service for your electricity, water, cable, internet, and phone. Also, you must become familiar with your new surroundings and neighbors. After you have done all of these things, though, it is important that you remember to update your address on all of your legal documents.
If you are a licensed driver in Wisconsin and recently had a change of address, you may be wondering what it takes to update your new address on your drivers license. While it is essential that you update the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles of your change of address, the process is not difficult. There is no reason to procrastinate. Just follow the directions listed below so that you can avoid breaking the law by properly updating the state of your address change.
First, understand that the Wisconsin DMV only allows you 10 days from the date of your move to update your new address with the agency. If you procrastinate and fail to update the DMV of your change of address within 10 days, you risk being caught and facing fines or penalties. Also, understand that you are not required to physically obtain a new license that reflects your correct address. While you do have the option to obtain a new license with your new address appearing on it, the DMV simply needs to update its files with your new address.
If you are a resident of Wisconsin, the DMV offers you four methods to update your new address. You can do so online, by phone, by mail, or in person. If you decide to go online to complete the task, you can do so by visiting the website of the DMV. You will need to enter your drivers license number, your social security number, and your date of birth. After you have entered your new address, you will have the option to purchase a new license with your new address for $14. If you choose to make this purchase, you can use a credit card or a debit card. Your new permanent license will be mailed to you.
If you decide to update your new address by calling the DMV, you can start by dialing (608)264-7447. You will reach an automated service that will ask for you to enter your drivers license number, your social security number, and your date of birth. After you have entered your new address through the automated system, you will have the option to pay the $14 fee for a new license with your new address. You can use a credit or debit card. Your new license will be mailed to you.
If you decide to update the DMV of your new address by mail, you must print out Form MV3058 from the DMV website. Fill out the form and decide if you would like a new license. If you do, include a check or money order in the amount of $14. Next, mail your completed form and payment to:
Division of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 7917
Madison, WI 53707
If you choose to appear at a DMV customer service center to update your address, just bring your current license and one document that proves your residency at your new address. If you decide to obtain a new license, you can pay with a credit card, debit card, check, or cash.