The Florida name change process:
- Get your Florida proof of name change document;
- Update the SSA;
- Visit the Florida DPS for your Florida driver’s license name change;
- You may update your Florida voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
- Update Florida banks, Florida utilities, and others here.
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Read about the Florida name change process:
1. Florida Legal Proof of Name Change Documents
Florida Marriage Certificate, Florida Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates
Marriage Certificate and Divorce Decree/Certificate — information coming soon
In Florida, you are sometimes required to demonstrate your U.S. Citizenship. If you don’t have a U.S. Passport a birth certificate will generally suffice. You can get your Florida Birth Certificate for $9.00 through the mail here:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street (Zip 32202)
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Make your $9.00 check or Money Order out to Bureau of Vital Statistics and ensure that your request includes your signature, a copy of a valid picture ID (such as your driver’s license, passport state or military ID, etc.). Visit the Florida Department of Health website for further details or information, or c0ntact them directly at (904)359-6900.
3. Florida Driver’s License Name Change
Florida Driver’s License Name Change
In Florida, if you legally change your name you need to update your Florida ID or driver’s license in 10 days. While you have to hurry, keep in mind that the Social Security Administration needs to update the Florida DMV, so wait at least a couple of days before going.
You must go in-person to any local Florida Division of Driver’s Licenses, and bring: (1) Proof of U.S. Citizenship, such as, your U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, or Certificate of naturalization; (2) Florida legal proof of your name change (or a certified copy); (3) your Social Security card and 1 document from ; (4) Proof of Florida residency, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, etc.; and (5) fee of $25.
Florida GatherGoGet List — info coming soon
Florida residency documents — info coming soon
Florida Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change
Good news! In Florida, once you change your driver’s license they don’t require you to update your registration. The Florida driver’s license name change takes care of that for you.
To change your name on your vehicle’s title, it’s basically like you’re selling the car to yourself (only with your new name).
Complete the title transfer to the new name and submit the document to your local Florida county tax collector’s office.
There’s a fee of $75.25, plus an additional $2.50 for a printed copy of the title. Another $2.50 for your Florida registration fee.
4. Florida Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes
Florida Voter Registration Name Change
More good news. Florida gives you an option to change your name on Florida voter registration while you change your driver’s license.
You can get the form and forward it to your local county elections office. You’ll receive a new voter registration with name changed through the mail.
Another way to do it is to complete your Florida Voter Registration Application. If you have moved, you can update your mailing address this way as well.
You can visit your local Florida county Supervisor of Elections in person, or send it through the mail.