Kentucky Name Change Online and Free

The Kentucky name change process:

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

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Read about the Kentucky name change process:

1. Kentucky Legal Proof of Name Change Documents

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

Kentucky Marriage Certificate, Kentucky Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates


Kentucky Birth Certificate

To obtain a birth certificate you may contact the Kentucky Department of Health, Vital Records office. It will cost $10.00 per copy.

Mail in your required documents to the following address:

Office of Vital Statistics
Department for Public Health
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

You can send in a personal check or money order made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Make certain to provide a copy of your GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID with the request.

Visit the Kentucky Department of Health website here for further details or questions. 

Certified copies of Kentucky Marriage Certificates may be obtained through the county clerk’s office where your marriage license was issued.

For certified copies of a Kentucky divorce certificate/decree, visit or contact the court clerk that issued the divorce and request a certified copy.

Get a legal name change through court order.

2. Social Security Name Change

Social Security Name Change

3. Kentucky Driver’s License Name Change

DMV Name Change, Registration and Title


Kentucky Driver’s License Name Change

Make sure to update the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s office of your name change within 10 days of changing your name.

To do so, visit in person with the following (find an office near you here):

  • your Kentucky certified or original legal name change document;
  • make sure your Social Security card has been updated first; and
  • pay the fee $12 (the duplicate license fee).
  • NOTE: You may also be required to bring a birth certificate.





Kentucky Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change

Don’t forget to also change your name on your vehicle’s title and registration. For your vehicle title some jurisdictions have you “transfer” title to your new name by completing the title transfer form similar to when you’re selling a vehicle. BEFORE YOU DO THIS, MAKE SURE TO ASK THE KENTUCKY DMV. We have not been able to confirm this procedure.

Please confirm in the comments or raise any issues you have here and we’ll be certain to update it for future users! Thanks in advance.

Moving? If you are moving, Kentucky also requires you update your address within 10 days!

You can handle it in person while you are changing your name, or use the Kentucky online system here.

Make sure to click on our moving links below in Step 4 to ensure you get all your forms completed, such as your IRS and USPS forms.


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

Kentucky name change on voter registration

Kentucky Voter Registration Name Change

Great news for Kentucky residence: You can update your voter registration online or register for the first time here.

Moving? IRS and USPS Name Change forms and information.

Traveling? Passport Name Change forms and information.

 5. Telling Everyone Else about your Name Change

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