The Georgia name change process:
- Get your Georgia proof of name change document;
- Update the SSA;
- Visit the Georgia DPS for your Georgia driver’s license name change;
- You may update your Georgia voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
- Update Georgia banks, Georgia utilities, and others here.
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Read about the Georgia name change process:
1. Georgia Legal Proof of Name Change Documents
Georgia Marriage Certificate, Georgia Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates
In Georgia, you may be required to prove your U.S. citizenship. If you do not have a passport, or need to get one, you may want a certified copy of your Georgia birth certificate. You may get a copy of Georgia birth certificate for $25.00 through the mail. Send a request to:
Georgia Department of Public Health
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
In Georgia if you were married from June 9, 1952 to 1996, you may get your certified copies of a marriage certificate at the Georgia Department of Public Health and Vital records.
Fee is $10. Send a request to the same address above.
If your marriage falls out of that date range you must contact the Probate Judge of the Georgia county where the license was issued to get your certified marriage certificate.
Divorce Decree or Certificate
State offices of the Department of Health do not provide certified divorce records. You must contact the Clerk of the Georgia Superior Court that issued the divorce for a certified copy.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office can provide further information on how to contact the clerks of Superior Courts.
3. Georgia Driver’s License Name Change
Georgia Driver’s License Name Change
In Georgia you have sixty days to change your name on your driver’s license or ID card.
Georgia also has a unique rule. If your driver’s license is expiring within 150 days, you have to first renew it, then change your name.
To change your name on your Georgia Driver’s License go to your local Department of Driver Services in person with your (1) Georgia proof of legal name change; (2) old Georgia driver’s license; and (3) the fee if one applies (if it’s NOT within 150 days of renewal, it’s free, otherwise a renewal fee of $32 will apply for an 8-year license/ID card).
Georgia Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change
You may change your name on Georgia Vehicle Title and Registration through the MAIL or IN-PERSON.
THROUGH THE MAIL, complete FORM MV-1 and bring (1) your Georgia vehicle title (if there’s a lien holder, they process the name change so contact the bank you make your car payments to); (2) original or certified copy of your Georgia name change document; (3) your driver’s license or ID card with your current name; (4) a note explaining the reason for the change (e.g., “I just changed my name due to marriage and request an update on my vehicle title”); and (5) the $18 fee for title.
You may send the documents to:
P.O. Box 740381
Atlanta, GA 30374
IN-PERSON, visit your local Georgia Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office and bring the same items (1) Georgia title; (2) Georgia name change document (certified copy or original); (3) Georgia driver’s license or ID card; and (4) the fee. You can complete the form there.
You can pay as follows: IN-PERSON (cash, money order, check, major credit cards); ONLINE TRANSACTIONS (major credit cards); VIA MAIL (money order, check, cashier’s check payable to “Georgia Department of Driver Services.”)
4. Georgia Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes
Georgia Voter Registration Name Change
In Georgia, you can actually do this online with the Georgia voter registration tool here.