Questions about New York DMV records of my change of address.
I've been living in New York State for about 5 years, with a non-driver ID (instead of a driver's license). For the whole time, the card has listed the first address I've had in this state. However, I've actually changed my address a few times in the past 3 years. The DMV says there's a law that you have to notify them of a change of address within 10 days of the actual change, but I've never bothered to do this.
So, what should I do now? I do feel like it would be best to update the records and order a new card. But by updating my address years too late, would I end up somehow red-flagging the fact that I technically didn't follow the 10-day law? Everything online about this points out the law, but I can't find anything about what happens if you break it. I assume the answer is probably that it's not a big deal and nothing will happen to me, but I'm curious to hear what the process is really like from anyone who's dealt with this.
I also notice that even though the DMV supposedly offers a way to immediately change your address online, it seems like there's no way to do this properly if you've moved to a different zip code (which I have). Should I change my address online
? Ah, but in order to do that, I need to register
with their website and give my "current zip code." That zip code also needs to match what they have on record. So I can't give a straight answer to that question.