DMV: Change of Name

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for Change of Name


To change your name on your Photo License or Non-Driver Identification (ID) Card, please visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) before coming to a DMV office or AAA office.

Change of Name on Photo License or Non-Driver ID Card:

  • File name change with SSA.
  • Come into any DMV office or AAA office.
  • Complete a Change of Name Request (form E-78).
  • Current Photo License or Non-Driver ID Card.
  • Certified documentation that shows the change of name.

Photocopies and religious marriage certificates will not be accepted

  • A new Photo License or Non-Driver ID Card will be issued indicating the new name.  There is a $30 fee for making this change.
Change of Name on a Registration can only be done at a DMV office.
  • Must show certified documentation that shows the change of name (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree, probate court documents, etc.).

  • Only the registration document must be presented, as the ownership on the Certificate of Title is not changing.  A Registration Affidavit (form B-301) must be completed.

    Note: If you do not turn in your current registration a $20 duplicate registration fee will be charged.

For additional information, please see Change of Name.

Content Last Modified on 7/29/2015 1:19:22 PM