Ohio Name Change Online and Free

The Ohio name change process:

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

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Read about the Ohio name change process:

1. Ohio Legal Proof of Name Change Documents

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

Ohio Marriage Certificate, Ohio Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates

Ohio Birth Certificate

You may need your Ohio birth certificate to demonstrate your U.S. Citizenship with the SSA in the next step for your name change. If you don’t have one, or a U.S. passport, you can get a certified copy with the Ohio Department of Health.

Mail a completed request to:
Vital Statistics
Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Marriage and Divorce Certificates should be obtained through the Ohio Probate Court in which the original documents were issued. For example, if you can visit the Ohio county court that issued your Marriage License to get a copy of your certified Marriage Certificate.


Get a legal name change through court order.

2. Social Security Name Change

Social Security Name Change

3. Ohio Driver’s License Name Change

DMV Name Change, Registration and Title


Ohio Driver’s License Name Change

To change your name in Ohio you must go in person to your local Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles with (1) your old Ohio driver’s license (or ID card if that’s what you’re replacing); (2) your Social Security Card (or the temporary document the SSA may have given you); (3) your Ohio legal proof of name change; and (4) the $24.50 fee ($7.50 for an Ohio state ID card).

Ohio Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change

You will also want to change your registration at the BMV. To do so, go to your Ohio BMV office with your (1) vehicle’s certificate of title; (2) Ohio legal proof of name change; and (3) the $4.50 Registration fee.

Unlike other states, Ohio doesn’t allow you to change the name on your title for some reason, but at least it’s one less form and filing fee.

Ohio Address Name Change

If you’re moving, must change your address with the Ohio BMV too. You can actually do this online or by mail, so if you don’t have time to do it in person just visit the website.

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

Ohio name change on voter registration

Ohio 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 Ohio banks, credit cards and everyone else.