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How to Change Information on Your Driver License or ID Card

To change your Address, Name or Gender on your driver license or ID card, you must apply for a replacement (also known as a duplicate) and pay the required fee.

Address Change

In Texas, your address on a driver license or ID card must be changed within 30 days after moving to your new residence.

There are three ways you can request a replacement driver license and change your address:

Online Address Change
Using this online feature is the fastest and most convenient method to change your address. Learn more about the eligibility requirements to change your address online. If you know you meet these requirements, begin the process by selecting "Go" in the link below.


 Address Change


The fastest way to change the address on your driver license or ID card.




Mail-In Address Change
If you are unable to change your address online, you can complete the Application for Change of Address and mail it to the Department for processing.  You must meet the following requirements to change your address by mail:

  1. Your driver license is not expired.
  2. You have a non-commercial driver license, Class C or CM or Class A or B non-CDL driver license. You cannot use the mail services to change your address on a Commercial Driver License.
  3. You are at least 18 years of age and your driver license is not a provisional or learner license.
  4. Your driver license is valid (not suspended or revoked).
  5. Your Social Security Number is already on file.
  6. You are a U.S. citizen.

Complete the application, sign and include the required fee.  Both the application and fee must be mailed to the address located at the top of the form for processing.  Please allow an additional ten days to the processing time due to mailing your request.  

In-Person Address Change
If you are unable to change your address online or mail-in your application request, you can take your completed Application for Change of Address to any driver license office. Locate the office nearest you. (This form is also available at the driver license office.)

Alternative Address Option for Peace Officers
If you are a peace officer, you may have the address of the county courthouse in your county of residence printed on the face of your non-commercial driver license or ID card as an alternative option to using your residential address.

To be eligible for the alternative address option, you must be:

  1. Commissioned in Texas; and
  2. Currently employed by a law enforcement agency.

To change the address on your non-commercial driver license or ID card, you must:

  1. Apply in person at any driver license office (online transactions are not allowed because applicants must verify employment);
  2. Pay the required fee;
  3. Surrender any driver license or ID card previously issued;
  4. Present your license issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE);
  5. Present your peace officer identification card and badge issued by the employing agency; and
  6. Provide your current residential address on the application (required for DPS records and mailing purposes).

If you are applying for an original, renewal or replacement driver license or ID card, you must meet all other eligibility requirements.

Name Change

If you want to change your name, you must:

  1. Visit any driver license office within 30 days of the change; and
  2. Provide one of the documents listed below that verifies your name change. The document must be an original, as copies are not accepted. If the document is not in English, a certified English translation must also be submitted with the original document.
  3. Locate the office nearest you.

Marriage-Related Name Change
If your name change is marriage related, bring one of the following documents:

  1. Marriage license
  2. Divorce decree
  3. Annulment
  4. Department of State Health Services marriage verification letter

Other Types of Name Change
If your name change is not marriage related, bring one of the following documents:

  1. Certified court order
  2. Amended birth certificate

Gender Change

If you want to change your gender, you must bring an original certified court order or an amended birth certificate verifying the change.