The Iowa name change process:
- Get your Iowa proof of name change document;
- Update the SSA;
- Visit the Iowa DPS for your Iowa driver’s license name change;
- You may update your Iowa voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
- Update Iowa banks, Iowa utilities, and others here.
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Read about the Iowa name change process:
1. Iowa Legal Proof of Name Change Documents
Iowa Marriage Certificate, Iowa Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates
Iowa Birth Certificate
You may be required to prove your U.S. citizenship. To get your Iowa birth certificate you can either go in person or write to the Iowa Department of Public Health here:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Make sure to bring photo ID. If you write, you should provide a clear photo copy of your Iowa driver’s license, or some other form of government issued ID.
Make out your check or money order to the Iowa Department of Health. You can get further information at the Iowa Department of Public Health or call them at (515) 281-4944.
Iowa Marriage Certificate
You may be able to get marriage certificates for a $15 fee. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to determine if they are certified. Please double check before going.
If it’s not certified you can generally get a certified copy from the Iowa county clerk where you obtained your marriage license.
Please feel free to add the information in the comments and we’ll update this for future users. Thanks!
Iowa Divorce Certificates
Certified copies of your divorce are not available from the Iowa State Department of Health. You should check with the local Iowa county court that issued your divorce decree.
3. Iowa Driver’s License Name Change
Iowa Driver’s License Name Change
In Iowa, you must go in person to your local Iowa Department of Transportation with (1) your Iowa legal name change document; (2) old Iowa driver’s license or ID card; and (3) payment of the $10 fee.
SOURCE Iowa DOT
List of Acceptable Documents, etc. — coming soon
Iowa Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change
You may also need to change your vehicle’s title and registration. The fees are $25 for the tile.
Iowa Address Change
Iowa state law requires that you change your name with the Department of Transportation within 30 days of your name change. While you can do this by mail or online, Iowa makes you do it in person if you want a new driver’s license with the new address on it. Keep this in mind.
4. Iowa Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes
Iowa Voter Registration Name Change
Great news! In Iowa you can update your voter registration with Iowa online voter registration tool.