Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 23 of 38

Chapter 22: Corrections and Adjustments

22.015 Change or Correction of Lienholder/Legal Owner Address (VC §4159)

DMV must have current address information on lienholder/legal owner (LO) records to ensure proper notification for various types of actions. An LO is required to notify DMV of a change of address within 10 days.

The applicant must submit one of the following:

  • A completed Notice of Change of Address (DMV 14) form.
  • A letter on the LO’s business letterhead that clearly states, “this is a request for a legal owner change of address,” and includes the:
    — Name and new address of the LO.
    — Vehicles to be updated listed by make, license plate number, and vehicle identification number (VIN).
    — Name(s) of the registered owner(s) of the vehicles.

LO change of address requests online at or on the DMV 14 or the LO’s business letterhead must be mailed to the address on the DMV 14:

DMV Change of Address
PO Box 942859
Sacramento, CA 94259-0001