Louisiana Name Change Online and Free

The Louisiana name change process:

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

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Read about the Louisiana name change process:

1. Louisiana Legal Proof of Name Change Documents

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

Louisiana Marriage Certificate, Louisiana Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates


Louisiana Birth Certificate

To obtain a birth certificate you may contact the Louisiana Department of Health, Vital Records office. It will cost $15.00 per copy.

Mail in your required documents to the following address:

Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

You can send in a personal check or money order made out to the Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics. Make certain to provide a copy of your GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID with the request.

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

Certified copies of Louisiana Marriage Certificates may be obtained through the Clerk of Court in the parish where your marriage license was issued.

For certified copies of a Louisiana divorce certificate/decree, visit or contact the court clerk in the parish 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. Louisiana Driver’s License Name Change

DMV Name Change, Registration and Title


Louisiana Driver’s License Name Change

To change your name on your driver’s license or ID card, visit the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in person with the following:

  • your current Louisiana driver’s license or ID card;
  • proof of insurance for a vehicle (if you have one; not for state ID card requests);
  • your Louisiana certified or original legal name change document; and
  • payment of the fee $13 (plus an additional “local” fee that can be up to $4, depending upon your county).
  • NOTE: if you are getting an EDL (or, an Enhanced Driver’s License or ID card, be prepared to supply additional identification documents.

Louisiana Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change

To change your name on your vehicles title, be prepared to “transfer” title to your new name by completing a title transfer form as if you’re selling the car, and then, pay the appropriate title fee.

BEFORE YOU DO THIS, please double check with the Louisana OMV first! If this process is accurate, you can transfer your vehicle’s title online here.

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, you can update your address online, or handle it in person while you are changing your name. Coordinate doing this to fit your needs, but note that there will be many other companies to update of your address change. See our moving links below in Step 4.

Note that Louisiana requires you do this within 10 days of the move.



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

Louisiana name change on voter registration

Louisiana Voter Registration Name Change

Louisiana actually has an online voter registration tool that many people prefer to use.

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 Louisiana banks, credit cards and everyone else.