The Pennsylvania name change process:
- Get your Pennsylvania proof of name change document;
- Update the SSA;
- Visit the Pennsylvania DPS for your Pennsylvania driver’s license name change;
- You may update your Pennsylvania voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
- Update Pennsylvania banks, Pennsylvania utilities, and others here.
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Read about the Pennsylvania name change process:
1. Pennsylvania Legal Proof of Name Change Documents
Pennsylvania Marriage Certificate, Pennsylvania Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates
Pennsylvania Birth Certificates
As you’ll see below, you may need your Pennsylvania birth certificate at times to demonstrate your proof of U.S. citizenship.
You may go in person or mail an application with (1) your completed signed form; (2) mailing address of person requesting it; (3) photo ID that verifies name and mailing address; (4) application fee of $20:
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA. 16103-1528
Pennsylvania Marriage Certificates
These can be obtained through the Pennsylvania County Court House where you obtained your marriage license.
Pennsylvania Divorce Certificates
You may make a request for your divorce decree/certificate through the Court House in the county where your divorce was granted.
3. Pennsylvania Driver’s License Name Change
Pennsylvania Driver’s License Name Change or ID Card
In Pennsylvania change your name on your driver’s license or ID card by going in person to your local Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Office (“DTO”) OR through the MAIL, with the following (1) a completed Driver’s License App (Form DL-80)**; (2) Pennsylvania legal name change document; and (3) payment of the fee of $28.50 for a driver’s license ($5 for a photo ID; $28.50 for a CDL).
Sending the items through the mail to the address listed on the form.
Pennsylvania Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change
You must also change your name on your vehicle’s title and registration. The registration is free and the title will cost you $51.
You can change your name on these documents in the mail or in person in Pennsylvania at your local DOT office.
If you were recently married or divorced: (1) a completed MV-41A (complete side A for registration only; complete Side B for both); (2) original vehicle title; (3) completed form for duplicate title or correct lien if there is a lien holder; and (4) the filing fee.
If you got a legal name change through court order or you are seeking a name change through common law or as a result of a marriage separation, please follow these guidelines.
First, complete Side B of the Change of Name form and make sure to have (1) your Pennsylvania legal name change document, such as the Court Order, Notice to Resume Surname if separating (make sure it includes the caption, docket number and date stamp); (2) Social Security Card with your new name; (3) your original title; (4) the filing fee, and if you are using a “common law” name, (5) an additional document, such as a Passport or voter registration card.
Request for Gender Change on Pennsylvania driver’s license and other DOT documents
To change your gender in Pennsylvania, you visit in person and bring your completed Gender Name Change form. You’ll need a social worker or physician to help complete the form.
4. Pennsylvania Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes
Pennsylvania Voter Registration Name Change
Get your Voter Registration name change information. You may be able to do it online!