What you need to know

If you have moved, you need to change the address on your health card, driver’s licence and vehicle permit (the green ownership document).

After you have updated your address:

  • your new driver’s licence showing your new address will be mailed to you
  • you will not be sent a new health card, as it does not show an address
  • you will need to visit a ServiceOntario centre to pick up your new vehicle permit and exchange your old one, a replacement fee may be charged if you do not bring your existing permit with you

Deadline for updating your address

By law, you must update your driver’s licence and vehicle permit within 6 days of your address changing.

You must also update the address on your health card within 30 days of your address changing, so that the Ministry of Health has your new address on file.

You can update the address on all of your documents online at the same time. 

Update your address online now

For all services you’ll need your complete new residential and/or mailing address, including your address (with your unit number, floor, number, etc.), postal code, city and province.

Driver’s licence, and vehicle permit

To change your driver’s licence or vehicle permit, you’ll need your:

  • driver’s licence number, or registrant identification number
  • issue date on your driver’s licence

Photo health card

If your health card has an address printed on it, you cannot update your address online. You must update it in person at ServiceOntario.

To change the address on your photo health card online, you’ll need:

  • your health card number and version code
  • the postal code on your current driver’s licence
  • the 9 characters found on the back of your health card

Red and white health card

To change the address on your red and white health card, you’ll need:

  • your health card number and version code (if applicable)
  • the postal code on your current driver’s licence

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Change your address online

Cost and delivery

Cost

Free

Delivery

Driver’s licence

Your driver’s licence will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

Vehicle permit

No delivery. You have to pick it up in person at a ServiceOntario centre. Bring your current licence and original vehicle permit with you. A replacement fee may be charged if you do not bring your existing permit with you.

Find a ServiceOntario centre 

You may be able to book an appointment ahead of your visit.

Health card

No delivery. You can keep using your existing health card because there is no address on the physical card.

You need to update the address on your health card so the Ministry of Health, who administers OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan), has your new address on file.