The Residential, Mailing and Vehicle addresses for a vehicle registration can be updated at the time of annual renewal or at any other time by ordering a duplicate registration.
- Why are there 3 addresses?
- Address change during renewal
- Address change when your vehicle is not up for renewal
- What if my address cannot be verified?
Why are there 3 addresses?
In order to have accurate records, the NCDMV requires you provide the three types of addresses below:
- Residential Address: the address where you presently live
- Vehicle Address: the address where your vehicle will be registered and used for property tax assessment (For more information, see NC County Tax Offices.)
- Mailing Address: the address where you'd like to receive your new registration card (and sticker at time of renewal)
Address change during renewal
You can edit the address information by selecting No, I've moved or No, it's changed and entering your new address.
Once you've entered your updated information, select Save and your address will be updated.
Address change when your vehicle is not up for renewal
If your vehicle is not up for renewal, you can still change your vehicle registration online through myNCDMV by ordering a Duplicate Registration. See
1. Click on Order a Duplicate Registration, Change Address.
2. Enter your License Plate Number and last 5 of your Title Number, and click Search.
3. Confirm your vehicle information by clicking Yes.
4. Edit the address information by selecting No, I've moved or No, it's changed when prompted, and enter your new address for each of the addresses that needs to be updated.
5. Continue through the conversation prompts to complete your order.
What if my address cannot be verified?
If you receive an error message that your address cannot be verified, you must go in-person to an NCDMV office to get your address updated.