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    Florida Name Change Package - $29.95

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    Name Change Package
    Includes Forms for:

    • Drivers License
    • Vehicle Title
    • Registration
    • IRS
    • Voter Registration
    • US Passport
    • Bank Notification
    • Credit Card Notification
    • Insurance Notification

    Changing Your Name in Florida

    If you change your name in Florida due to marriage, divorce, or personal reasons, you will need to update your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).

    You will need to change your name on your:

    • Social Security card.
    • Florida driver’s license or ID card.
    • Vehicle registration and title.

    Change Your Name with the SSA

    You must report your name change to the Social Security Administration (SSA) before you change your name with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The FL DHSMV must be able to verify your Social Security number (SSN).

    You may change your name with the SSA either in person or by mail. You cannot change your name online.

    You will need:

    • A completed Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
    • Your certified name-change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Proof of your identity, such as your:
      • U.S. driver’s license.
      • U.S. passport.
      • State-issued ID card.
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship, such as your:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Certificate of citizenship.
      • Certificate of naturalization.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. Visit the SSA website for a complete list of accepted documents.

    Mail the above documents or bring them to your local Social Security Administration office. The SSA will mail your new Social Security Card within 10 business days.

    NOTES:

    1. All attached documents will be sent back to you after your name change has been processed.
    2. Your Social Security number will not change.

    Florida Driver’s License or ID Name Change

    If you change your name, you must update your FL driver’s license or ID card within 10 days.

    NOTE: You must first change your name with the SSA (see the “Change Your Name With the SSA” section above). If you’re a non-U.S. citizen, you must have your name changed on your immigration document.

    You can change your name in person at any local Florida DHSMV branch office. You cannot apply for a name change online, by mail, or by phone.

    You will need:

    • Your Florida driver license or ID card.
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship or legal presence, such as your:
      • Valid U.S. passport.
      • Birth certificate (original or certified copy).
      • Certificate of naturalization N-550 or N-570.
    • Proof of your current name, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Proof of Social Security number (SSN), such as your:
      • Social Security card.
      • W-2 form.
      • Ineligibility letter from the SSA and 1 document from the GatherGoGet list.
    • Proof of your Florida residency (2 documents), such as a recent:
      • Utility bill.
      • Bank statement.
      • School record or transcript.
    • Payment for the $25 fee. See the “Fees to Change Your Name in FL” section below.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. For a complete list of accepted documents, visit the FL GatherGoGet website.

    The FL DHSMV will issue you a new Florida driver license or identification card.

    Military Members Stationed Out of State

    If you are an active military member stationed outside of Florida, you can report a name change to the FL DHSMV online. Use the FL DHSMV Email Response Form and select the “Name Change” option.

    Be prepared to provide your FL driver’s license or ID card number, and e-mail address.

    The FL DHSMV will respond to your request within 2 business days.

    FL Registration and Title Name Change

    NOTE: If you have already changed the name on your FL driver license or ID card, you do not need to update your registration record separately. However, you may still want to apply for a corrected FL vehicle title and/or registration card.

    You must notify the FL DHSMV in person when you change your name. This process will update your Florida registration records, and give you an opportunity to apply for a replacement title and registration card.

    To change the name on your FL vehicle title and registration card in Florida, you will need to:

    • Complete your title to transfer it to the correct name.
    • Submit the signed title in person at your local county tax collector’s office.
    • Pay the following fees:
      • $75.25 corrected (electronic) title fee.
        • To obtain a printed copy, add $2.50 to your total.
      • $5 duplicate registration card fee.

    Florida Voter Registration Name Change

    You can change your name on your voter registration when you change your name on your FL driver’s license in person (see the “FL Driver’s License or ID Address Change” section above).

    The FL driver license office will give you an application to complete and forward it to your local county elections office. You will be mailed an updated voter registration card showing your new name.

    You can also change your name with your local county Supervisor of Elections directly. You can do this by mail, in person, or by phone by calling your local Supervisor of Elections office.

    To change your address by mail or in person, complete a Florida Voter Registration Application and send or take it to your local county Supervisor of Elections.

    Fees to Change Your Name in Florida

    To change your name in Florida, it will cost you the following fees:

    • Driver’s license: $25.
    • Vehicle registration card: $5.
    • Electronic vehicle title: $75.25.
    • Printed vehicle title (in addition to the electronic title fee): $2.50.

    An additional $6.25 fee will apply for applications made at county tax collector offices.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    FL Driver License Service Centers:

    • American Express.
    • MasterCard.
    • VISA.
    • Discover.
    • Cash.
    • Check.

    County Tax Collector Offices: Please contact your local tax collector office to confirm payment methods.

    Changing Your Address in Florida

    If you change your address in Florida, you must notify the Florida DHSMV within 10 days.

    To find out how to change your address on your FL driver’s license or ID card and vehicle registration, please read our Changing Your Florida Address page.

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