New Jersey Name Change Online and Free

The New Jersey name change process:

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

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Read about the New Jersey name change process:

1. New Jersey Legal Proof of Name Change Documents

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

New Jersey Marriage Certificate, New Jersey Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates

New Jersey Birth Certificate

To obtain a birth certificate you may contact the New Jersey Department of Health, Vital Records office. It will cost $25.00 per copy and $2.00 for each additional copy.

Mail in your required documents to the following address:

Office of Vital Statistics & Registry
NJ Department of Health
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

You can send in a personal check or money order made out to the New Jersey General Treasury. Make certain to provide a copy of your GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID with the request.

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

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

For certified copies of a New Jersey 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. New Jersey Driver’s License Name Change

DMV Name Change, Registration and Title

New Jersey Driver’s License Name Change

Make sure to update the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) within TWO weeks of changing your name.

To do so, visit in person with the following:

  • Your New Jersey certified or original legal name change document;
  • Your current New Jersey driver’s license or ID card (or another primary ID, such as a birth certificate or U.S. Passport);
  • Proof of your New Jersey residency (such as a utility, credit card, lease agreement, or other bills); and
  • Payment of the fee $11. 

New Jersey Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change

Don’t forget to also change your name on your vehicle’s title and registration while you’re at the DMV. You can do it in person or through the mail.

For in person:

  • Bring the same documents listed above along with the completed;
  • Your original title and registration; and
  • the fee will be $60 (for title) or $5 (for registration).

Through the mail:

Again, the same documents listed above for both the license change and the title/registration, but to do it through the mail you must also include:

A written request that includes the reason for the change of your name, including your address, year, make and VIN number of the vehicle.

Send the request to:

Motor Vehicle Commission
Data Base Corrections Unit
P.O. Box 141
225 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08666

Moving? If you are moving, you can update your address online, or handle it in person while you are changing your name. Refer to our moving links below in Step 4.


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

New Jersey name change on voter registration

New Jersey Voter Registration Name Change

Get your Voter Registration name change information. You may be able to do it online!

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 New Jersey banks, credit cards and everyone else.

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