Change your address: Registry of Motor Vehicles

You need to change your address with Registry of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of a move. When you change your address, the Registry of Motor Vehicles updates your address on file for all registry services like your driver’s licence, vehicle permit and photo identification (ID) card.

Use the Change an Address service to update your address. You can also use this service to change the address for your Health Card.

When you change your address, the Registry of Motor Vehicles updates your address on file for all registry services like your driver’s licence, vehicle permit and photo identification (ID) card. If you want the new address on your driver’s licence, vehicle permit or ID card, you need to visit Registry of Motor Vehicles to get a replacement licence or permit, or apply for a new ID card.

Address change within 30 days

You need to provide your new address to Registry of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of a move.

New address stickers

Once Registry of Motor Vehicles updates your address, you get address stickers to put on your vehicle permit and Certificate of Registration. Don’t put an address sticker on your driver’s licence or ID card.

Health Card

When you update your address with Registry of Motor Vehicles, you can also change the address for your Health Card.

Who can use this form

You need to use this form to change your address with Registry of Motor Vehicles for all registry services like your driver’s licence, vehicle permit and ID card.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form online.
  2. Submit your completed form.
  3. The service emails you a confirmation. Keep a copy for your records.
  4. Registry of Motor Vehicles updates your records.

How long it takes

It should take 1 to 2 days to update your address. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to change your address, but there is a cost for a replacement licence or permit, or new ID card.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • address on file with Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • driver’s licence number if you’re changing the address on your driver’s licence (you can find this on the front of your driver’s licence)
  • joint master number if you own a vehicle with someone else (you can find this on the vehicle permit or Certificate of Registration)

Online

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Other ways to submit the form

You can visit Registry of Motor Vehicles or Access Nova Scotia if you’re unable to change your address online. You can also contact Registry of Motor Vehicles to change your address.