What do I need to do if I’m Moving Out-of-State?

What do I need to do if I’m Moving Out-of-State?


What do I need to do if I’m moving (or moved) out–of–state, but the vehicle registered to me will continue to be registered in California?
You must report a change of address to DMV within 10 days of the change. Use the Change of Address (DMV 14) form to notify the Department of a change of residence or mailing address for your vehicle, vessel, driver license, or identification card records.

DO NOT mark the box labeled “check if registered outside of CA.” Billing notices will not be mailed if this box is checked.

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What do I need to do if I’m moving or moved out–of–state and will be registering my vehicle in the new state of residence?
You must report a change of address to DMV within 10 days of the change. Use the Change of Address (DMV 14) form to notify the Department of a change of residence or mailing address for your vehicle, vessel, driver license, or identification card records. MARK the box labeled “check if registered outside of CA.” Billing notices will not be mailed if this box is checked.

If you do receive a vehicle registration renewal notice, on the back of the stub, state the date the vehicle left California AND the name of the state where new registration was obtained, and return it in the envelope provided. Failure to do so will cause any collection efforts, up to or including, wage garnishments or bank levies, to continue. Your record will be updated with the new information when DMV receives the notice. If you are moving out of the country and are going to export your vehicle by ship or air select this link here for more information.

If you still have questions, or need to obtain a form by mail, call DMV’s automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1–800–777–0133. To speak to an operator call between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, Pacific Time.