Your state’s DMV will provide you with more than just vehicle registration and drivers license services. Your DMV will also provide you with organ donor information, voter registration resources, and access to numerous DMV employment opportunities.

Here is current DMV contact information for all 50 states:

Alabama Department of Public Safety
500 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-4400

Alaska DMV – Dept. of Motor Vehicles
2150 E. Dowling Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 269-5551

Arizona Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicles Division
P. O. Box 2100
Mail Drop 500M
Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100
(602) 255-8152

Arkansas Office of Driver Services
7th & Wolfe Street
Joel Ledbedder Building, Room 126
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 682-7060

California DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 First Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657-7677

Colorado Dept. of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 205-5600

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
(860) 566-4710

Delaware Dept. of Public Safety
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 698
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 739-2500

Columbia (District of Columbia)
Bureau of Motor Vehicle Services
301 “C” Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2100
(202) 727-1159

Florida DMV – Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Driver Privacy Protection Act Requests
2900 Apalache Pkwy, Room B435
Neil Kirkman Bldg
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 414-2426

Georgia Department of Public Safety
Driver Services Division
959 East Confederate Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 657-9300

Hawaii Motor Vehicle Safety Office
1505 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 832-5820

Idaho Transportation Department
Division of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
(208) 334-8000

Illinois Motorist Services
Vehicle Services Department
Record Inquiry Section
501 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62756
(217) 782-6992

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
100 North Senate Avenue
Room N440
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-2349

Iowa Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Division
P. O. Box 9204
Des Moines, IA 50306-9204
(515) 237-3202

Kansas Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
Sheila Walker
Topeka, KS 66626-0001
(913) 296-3660

Kentucky Division of Vehicle Licensing
Title Branch
P.O. Box 2014
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 564-5301

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(504) 925-6335

Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Secretary of State
29 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0029
(207) 287-9006

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
6601 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
(410) 768-7274

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 199100
Boston, MA 02119-9100
(617) 351-4500

Michigan Department of State
Driver and Vehicle Records
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918
(517) 322-1000

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver and Vehicle Services
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(612) 296-9525

Mississippi Driver Services Bureau
P. O. Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 987-1200

Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 629
Jefferson City, MO 65105
(573) 751-4509

Montana Motor Vehicle Division
P. O. Box 201430
303 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59620-1430
(406) 444-4536

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2281
TDD: (402) 471-4154

Nevada DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0400
(702) 687-5505

New Hampshire Department of Safety
Division of Motor Vehicles
James H. Hayes Bldg
Ten Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 271-2589

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services
225 East State Street
CN 160
Trenton, NJ 08666
TDD: (609) 292-5120

New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Dept.
Motor Vehicle Division
P. O. Box 1028
Joseph Montoya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028

New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228
Upstate: 1-800-CALL-DMV
516, 914 area: 1-800-DIAL-DMV
212 area 645-5550, Spanish: 645-4465
718 area 966-6155, Spanish: 966-6230

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
1100 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27697
(919) 715-7000

North Dakota Driver’s License and Traffic
Safety Division
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark, ND 58505-0700
(701) 328-2725

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 752-7600
TDD: (614) 752-7681

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Accident Records Division
3600 North Martin Luther King Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 425-2000

Oregon DMV – Driver & Motor Vehicle Services Branch
1905 Lana Avenue
Salem, OR 97314
(503) 945-5000

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Driver and Vehicle Services
1101-1125 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 391-6190
TDD: 1-800-228-0676

Rhode Island Motor Vehicles
286 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 277-2970, ext. 2039

South Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 1498
Columbia, SC 29216
(803) 737-1654

South Dakota Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
(605) 773-5335

Tennessee Department of Safety
Driver License Issuance Division
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37249-1000
(615) 741-3954
TDD: (615) 532-2281

Texas Department of Transportation
Correspondence Section
P. O. Box 12098
Austin, TX 78711-2098
(512) 465-7611

The Utah Driver License Division
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
(801) 965-4437
(801) 965-4496 (fax)

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
State Office Building, 120 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05601
(802) 828-2000

Virginia DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
(866) 368-5463 (Richmond & vicinity)
(757) 461-1919 (Tidewater)
(804) 309-1500 (Western Virginia)
(703) 761-4655 (Northern Virginia)

West Virginia DMV – Division of Motor Vehicles
1800 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25317
(304) 558-3900

Washington Department of Licensing
1125 Washington Street, SE
P. O. Box 9020
Olympia, WA 98507-9020
(360) 902-3600
TDD (360) 664-8885

West Virginia DMV – Division of Motor Vehicles
1800 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25317
(304) 558-3900

Wisconsin DMV – Division of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 7918
Madison, WI 53707-7918
(608) 266-1466

Wyoming Department of Transportation
Driver Services Division
P. O. Box 1708
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1708
(307) 777-4800

DMV History:

The DMV has come a long way since the beginning. There used to be very few vehicles, no license plates, and almost no rules of the road. State statutes of 1901 gave local city and county governments the authority to license bicycles, tricycles, automobile carriages, carts, and similar wheeled vehicles. In 1905 the Secretary of State was given the responsibility of the DMV and therefore had the jurisdiction to register and license automobiles. This was the first time a statewide system was put in place. Back then if you owned a vehicle you had to pay a $2.00 fee to get it registered, no matter what vehicle you owned. You would then be issued a small round tag which had to be placed on your vehicle in an obvious place. You would also have to display your license number on the backside of the vehicle, but not with a license plate. Instead you would simply paint 3 inch tall black letters and numbers over a white background. Some owners also painted their license number on the front headlight lenses. The DMV only required that any vehicle being registered had working headlights, brakes and some type of horn or bell for honking…

Updated DMV Info On Cell Phone Driving Laws:

5 states (California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington), the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have enacted jurisdiction-wide cell phone laws prohibiting driving while talking on hand held cell phones. Driving with a headset remains legal. Many other states ban cell phone use in specific situations. The DMV does not make or enforce laws regarding cell phone use while driving, or any other rules of the road.

Generally, state cell phone driving laws are based on issues specific to each state. For example, many states have decided that using a hand held cell phone while driving, especially by inexperienced drivers, is a serious safety problem and have thus made it illegal. In some states, localities restrict cell phone use through local ordinances or policies. Other states prohibit localities from implementing such ordinances. These are known as “Preemption Laws.”

DMV Frequently Asked Questions:

Do insurance companies always have the right to check my DMV record?
Yes. If you apply for car insurance, the insurance company can check your DMV record.

What shows on my DMV driving record if I get a ticket in a different state?
If you get a ticket for a moving violation in another state it only affects your DMV records in your home state. It shows up on your DMV record as though you go the ticket in your home state. However, there are two exceptions to this rule; Michigan and Wisconsin. These states do not participate in a non-resident violator compact agreement. In any of the other 48 states, a traffic violation will show up on your DMV records as though you got the ticket in your home state.

How many days do I have to transfer ownership of a vehicle I purchase or sell?
In most states, if you purchase or acquire a vehicle from a private party, you have 10 days from the date of sale to report the change of ownership to the DMV. Transfer fees must be paid to DMV within 30 days of the purchase date, even if you do not have all of the required documents. Failure to pay your fees to DMV within 30 days will result in transfer and use tax penalties.

In most states if you sell or transfer ownership of a vehicle to another party, you have 5 days to report the transfer to DMV. You do this by completing a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability.