Name Change On A Florida Drivers License
If you have recently gotten married, divorced, or otherwise changed your legal name, the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires that you update this information on your Florida driver license as soon as possible.
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2: By mail
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a DMV office
If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.
U.S. citizens seeking a name change on their Florida drivers license must provide:
- The original or certified copy of their Marriage certificate
- A copy of their Divorce certificate
- A court order indicating the name change
You must also provide the incorrect license and license replacement fees
Note: You might also need to provide proof of citizenship or legal residency, so bring an acceptable document.
Before you go to the office, update your information with the Social Security Administration. Give the agency at least 48 hours to process your request.
You can change the name on your registration by:
- Changing your name on your drivers license. This will automatically change the name on your registration.
- Apply for a corrected title. This will automatically change the name on your registration.
The name on your car title does not have to be updated as the ownership has remained the same. If the owner would still like the title to reflect their new name, they must then bring the document to a county tax collector's office and transfer the title to the new name.