Name Change Check List

The requirements are:

Change your name with the local Social Security Administration (SSA). DMV electronically verifies your name, birth date and social security number (SSN) with the SSA.

Complete an original Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44) or Commercial Driver License Application (DL 44C). To obtain a DL 44 or DL 44C form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.

Commercial Driver License holders only:  Complete a 10 Year History Record Check form (DL 939) if you have been issued a driver license in the same or different name to operate any type of motor vehicle in another state or other jurisdiction within the previous ten years.

Commercial Driver License holders only: Medical Certificate Card (DL51A), if required.

Provide evidence of your name change by showing an original or certified copy of a Birth Date/Legal Presence document.

Pay the application fee.

Surrender your current driver license.


Additional information regarding changing your name on your driver license and/or identification (ID) card.