Name and Address Changes
Name and address changes must be updated on BOTH your driver license/ID Card and title/registration within 30 days after changing your name or address. Please read the following to find out how to complete name/address changes as easily and quickly as possible:
- First, update your Florida Driver’s License/ID Card (Please note: Name changes must first be made with the Federal Social Security Administration in order to have your name changed on a driver’s license or ID card.) Please allow 24 to 48 hours after completing the name change with the Social Security Administration.
- Second, update your Florida title(s) and registration(s)
Driver’s License/ID Cards Name and Address Change
Name changes must first be made with the Federal Social Security Administration in order to have your name updated on a Florida driver’s license or ID card. All name changes must be completed in person at a local office; however address changes can be completed online via MyDMV Portal or also in person at a local office.
Name and Address Change Required Documentation
For a list of the required documentation you will need to complete a name or address change, please click on your applicable residency status below:
Name and Address Changes on a Title/Registration
By updating a new name/address on your driver’s license, the new name/address will automatically update on your electronic title, however, a printed title will still reflect your previous name/address until a new title is applied for using an Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (HSMV form 82040). If there is a lien on a paper title, the lienholder may not allow a new title to be printed. It is permissible to leave the amended name/address unchanged on the printed title because the department vehicle ownership record will be updated when you update your driver information.
Once a name/address has been changed, a new registration must be issued reflecting the new name/address by submitting a completed Application For Duplicate or Lost in Transit/Reassignment for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel Title Certificate (HSMV form 82101).
For additional questions, contact our Customer Service Center at (850) 617-2000.
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Dave Kerner, Executive Director