Iowa Drivers License Change of Address 

Have you recently moved to Iowa, or have you changed residences within the state? The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) recommends that you update this information as soon as possible. We've collected information to help save you time when changing the address on your drivers license in Iowa. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many MVD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a MVD office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local MVD office. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your MVD allows you to make a personal appointment.




The Iowa Department of Transportation mandates that you change your address on your license within 30 days of moving. A change of address may be completed in person, online or by mail.

In Person

You may go to the office in person to change the address for free.

Online

To request your Iowa drivers license change of address online, download our application and checklist here.

By Mail

You can complete the change of address by mail. You'll need your full name, drivers license number, new mailing address and your signature. 

Office of Driver Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204
Fax:  515-239-1837 

Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State

 If you have recently moved from another state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here. 

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