Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 2 of 38

Chapter 1: General Registration Information

1.095 Name Statement Requirement (VC §1652)

The Name Statement section of a Statement of Facts (REG 256) form must be completed when an applicant’s printed name and signature are so different that it appears to be two different people. A name statement is not required for signatures containing less than the printed name.

Signature examples:

If the Printed Name IsAnd the Signature IsThen a Name Statement Is
Joseph Donald Smith• Joe D. Smith
• Joseph Smith
• J. Donald Smith
• Another variation of the first and middle name(s)
• Includes a suffix such as Jr. or Sr.
Not required. It is DMV’s policy to accept an individual’s usual signature. Only question an applicant if the signature does not resemble the printed name in any manner.
J.J. Doe Metal Co.James Metal Co.Required.
Virginia D. SmithDenise SmithRequired.