Every name change will require an in person visit to the DMV (with one exception, but only in Pennsylvania).
At the DMV, you’ll be able to change your name on your driver’s license (or ID card), your registration and title, and in many cases, your voter registration.
Now while it is true that most anything can be done on the internet, changing your name on your driver’s license is not one of the things. Getting your driver’s license name changecannot be done online. It’s like jury duty in a way–America’s Great Equalizer. Basically, no matter how wealthy you are, you just gotta go.
DMV Online Name Change Options
Here are some things that you can do with the DMV online that may save you time:
Many states have Appointment Systems;
You can generally change your address online; and
You can generally change your name on your vehicle’s title and registration online.
While your state may vary, the vast majority allow these things to be completed online or at least through the mail. We have compiled the details, forms and instructions to help you get through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Get your state-specific DMV information, forms and, where available, ONLINE options here: