In the age of all-things-virtual, it may seem surprising when we have to do something in person or on paper. However, if you’re moving to or within Montana, you’ll need to get a bit more hands-on than you may be used to when updating your information with the MVD. Luckily, updating your address with your insurance provider can be as simple as using an app.
To help you stay on top of your records when you move to your new digs, keep reading!
How to change your address on a Montana driver’s license
For most of us, waiting in line at the MVD is probably the last thing you want to do with your free time. Some Montana residents have the lucky option to simply mail in their change of address requests.
If you’re moving within Montana
You’ll need to provide the following information to successfully update your address:
If you’re moving to Montana from another state
In addition to your current valid out-of-state license, you’ll need to bring documents with you to establish the following to complete your application:
You won’t be required to take a road or vision test as long as your out-of-state license is unexpired. You will, however, be required to pay a fee for your new license, which will depend on both your age and the length of time you choose to have your license valid.
Now that you have your license squared away, you’ll also need to update your motor vehicle registration within 60 days of moving to Montana.
Other steps for a Montana change of address
How to notify your insurance company of your Montana change of address
We know you’re ready to just lay back and relax after taking care of all these to-dos, but you still have one more thing to do—give your new address to your insurance provider. You don’t even need to wait until you’ve moved to do this, so save yourself some trouble and update your address with an agent as soon as possible with the effective date for your move.
Unlike updating with the MVD, updating your insurer with a new address is usually pretty simple. Just give your agent a quick call, or use your provider’s website or mobile app to update your address if they have one.
Why notifying your insurance company of a change of address is so important
It’s easy to imagine that your address change can wait as long as you’re paying your insurance premiums on time and in full. However, failing to change your address with your insurance provider can have some pretty serious consequences. Here’s why:
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