Alaska Name Change Online and Free

The Alaska name change process:

  1. Get your Alaska proof of name change document;
  2. Update the SSA;
  3. Visit the Alaska DPS for your Alaska driver’s license name change;
  4. You may update your Alaska voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
  5. Update Alaska banks, Alaska utilities, and others here.

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Read about the Alaska name change process:

1. Alaska Legal Proof of Name Change Documents

Get your proof of Alaska Name Change Document, Marriage Certificate or Divorce Decree proving your name change.

Alaska Marriage Certificate, Alaska Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates

To get an Alaska marriage certificate, divorce decree or birth certificate:

  1. Complete the HS-14 Application;
  2. Mail or submit in person
    1. Mail your form and fee to:
      • Alaska Vital Records
        PO Box 110675,
        Juneau, AK 99811
    2. In person: Take your form and fee to ANY county health department in Alaska.
  3. Fees: $30 for first certified copy and $25 for each additional copy.
  4. NOTE: very old “heirloom” certificates can cost up to $65 and $60 for each additional copy.

If you have any questions or need to expedite the process you may call 1-800-add-this later.

Get a legal name change through court order.

2. Social Security Name Change

Social Security Name Change

(Do this BEFORE changing your name on your Alaska driver’s license!!!)

3. Alaska Driver’s License Name Change

DMV Name Change, Registration and Title

An Alaska name change or address change must be reported to the DMV within 30 days, so you may need to start sooner than later).

Bring the following IN-PERSON to your local AK DMV:

  1. Completed Form 478;
  2. Valid name change document (e.g., Alaska marriage certificate, Alaska divorce decree, or Alaska state court order);
  3. $15 fee; and
  4. be prepared to pass a vision test.

Note: NOT ALL COUNTIES ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. Most do, but to be safe, bring cash.

Alaska state will give you a new temporary paper license that same day and mail the permanent one to your home.

Alaska Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change

Good news here. Alaska’s name change process on car registration and title is very clear (not all states are!). You need to do it in person, so you should complete this while getting your Alaska driver’s license name change.


  1. Your VIN number;
  2. Proof of your name change (see step 1);
  3. Your current registration papers and vehicle’s title;
  4. Use the online system, or complete the required  form transferring the title of the car to yourself (your new name)
    • For example, Mary oldName is the Seller and Mary newName is the Buyer;
  5. The filing fees (Alaska’s duplicate title fee is $15 & registration fee is $2).

If your original title is being held by a lienholder (are you still making monthly payments on the car to a bank)? If so, please contact the lienholder for information on obtaining a new title.  Alaska charges ALL titles issued with a lienholder an additional fee of $15.00 to record or maintain the lienholder information.

More information on the Alaska Title Name Change process can be located here at our sources section below.

Or by contacting:
Division of Motor Vehicles
1300 W. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, AK 99503-3696
General Information:- Telephone: Anchorage area: 269-5551
Toll Free inside Alaska: 1-855-269-5551
Outside of Alaska: 1-907-269-5551

4. Alaska Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes

Alaska name change on voter registration

Alaska Voter Registration Name Change

Great news! Alaska has an online voter registration name change tool. Have your Alaska driver’s license or Alaska state ID handy.

You may also update your name and address by submitting a new State of Alaska Voter Registration Form. You can mail, fax or email the application as described on the second page of the form.

Make sure to file the form in your NEW county of residence.

Changing Your Address in Alaska

Good news here! There’s an online system that you can use here.  Have information, such as the license number and/or VIN number for all vehicles to which you want the address change linked.

If for some reason you don’t want to use the online form, you may also:

  1. Complete the hardcopy Alaska Notice of Change of Address Form;
  2. Mail or deliver it to any DMV location.

You can also update the IRS and USPS of the address change.

Traveling? Change your name on your PASSPORT here.

5. Telling Everyone Else about your Name Change

Change your name with Alaska banks, credit cards and everyone else.

A Name Change Conversation with my daughter

My daughter in ten years, maybe?WARNING! Funny conversation coming up. It’s definitely name change related, but likely not particularly helpful to your situation.  If you’re in a rush, please ignore.  I just had to share, because it made me laugh so hard I nearly choked on my glass of pinot last night.

By way of context, my daughter is six years old. She’s in kindergarten because they have a new cut-off date where we’re at. That means we had to pay for an extra year of preschool, but I’m hoping her being older helps in life in general and not just an extra year of preschool tuition.  I’m sorry, I digress.

Penelope: (Her name has been changed for privacy reasons)  Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Penelope: Penelope.

Me: Penelope who?

Penelope: You know me I’m your daughter.

Me (Chuckling): That’s not really how it works sweetie.  But not bad.

Penelope: How does it work?

Me: Knock, knock.

Penelope: Who’s there?

Me: Lion.

Penelope: Lion who?

Me: Oh, I’m just LION around.

Penelope: Don’t get it.

Me: Lion around. Like you’re lying around, but I said LION around.  It’s called a play on words, or a pun.

Penelope: Oh… I get it!  Like LION sounds like Lying.

Me: Exactly.

Penelope: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there.

Penelope: Penelope.

Me: Penelope who?

Penelope: Oh, just Penelope your daughter.

Me (laughing): You can’t just change the lion with your name. But I guess it was still pretty funny.

Penelope: Thanks. Oh, I got a really good one.

Me: Shoot.

Penelope: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Penelope: Monkey?

Me: Monkey who?

Penelope: Oh just monkeying around.

Me: Good, that’s it. That’s actually a really good one. You’re getting it.

Penelope: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Penelope: Plane.

Me: Plane who?

Penelope: Just Plane around. Get it. Like play-ing but I said plane.

Me: That was a really good one. That’s exactly right. That’s a pun.

Penelope: Knock, knock.

Me: Who’s there?

Penelope: Truck.

Me: Truck who?

Penelope: Oh, just trucking around.

Me: Trucking… uh, what do you mean “trucking around”?

Penelope: It’s like a play on words I said trucking around, because it sounds like ….

Me: Wait!