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    Minnesota Name Change Package - $29.95

    Miss Now Mrs's Name Change Packages automates the completion of the required forms to change your name in Minnesota. Simply complete a quick questionnaire, print out the forms and file them. It couldn't be easier.

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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 Minnesota

    When you legally change your name after a marriage, divorce, adoption or court order, you must report the change to the Department of Public Safety’s Driver and Vehicle Services.

    On this page you’ll find information on how to change your name on your Minnesota driver’s license, identification card, vehicle registration and title.

    MN Driver’s License/ID Card Name Change

    Within 30 days of changing your name, you must either renew or replace your Minnesota driver’s license or identification card.

    To change your name, you must visit your local Minnesota DVS office in person. You cannot change your name online or by mail.

    Replace Your Driver’s License or ID Card

    To replace your identification card or driver’s license with a duplicate card, bring:

    • Your legal name change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Your current ID card or driver’s license.
    • Payment. (See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Minnesota” section below.)

    For more information, visit our pages on Replacing a Lost License and Identification Cards in Minnesota.

    Renew Your Driver’s License or ID Card

    To renew your MN driver’s license or ID card, you’ll need to:

    • Bring your legal name change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Complete an application form (available at a Minnesota DVS office).
    • Pass a vision test, if renewing a driver’s license.
    • Have your picture taken.
    • Bring your current MN driver’s license or ID.
    • Provide your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Have your parent or legal guardian present to sign your application form, if you’re under 18 years old.
    • Pay the renewal fee. (See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Minnesota” section below.)

    If your Minnesota driver’s license or ID has been expired for more than 1 year, you’ll also need to prove your identity with both:

    • Primary proof of identification, such as a:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Current U.S. passport.
      • Current military ID.
    • Secondary proof of identification, such as a:
      • Social Security card.
      • Certified foreign birth certificate.
      • Out-of-state driver’s license.

    Visit the MN DVS website for a complete list of accepted proofs of identification.

    NOTE: If you are turning 21 years old, the DVS allows you to renew your license 3 weeks before your birthday.

    For more information, visit our pages on Renewing Your License and Driver's Licenses & Identification Cards in Minnesota.

    MN Vehicle Registration and Title Name Changes

    Renew Your Vehicle Registration

    If you have changed your name, you must renew your vehicle registration in person.

    Visit your local Minnesota DVS office, and bring:

    • Proof of your legal name change, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Payment. (See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Minnesota” section below.)

    Please call the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services at (615) 297-2126 to see if you need to bring additional documents to change your name on your MN vehicle registration.

    For more information, visit our page on Registration Renewal in Minnesota.

    Update Your Vehicle Title

    You can update your name on your MN vehicle title either in person or by mail. You cannot change your name online.

    You will need:

    Mail or take the above documents to your local Minnesota DVS office to change your name on your MN vehicle title.

    For more information, visit our page on Title Transfers in Minnesota.

    Fees to Change Your Name in Minnesota

    Minnesota Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards

    Driver’s license:

    • Class D: $26.25.
    • Motorcycle Endorsement: $13.
    • Class A: $45.25.
    • Class A (under 21 years old): $25.25.
    • Class B: $37.25.
    • Class C: $30.25.
    • Duplicate (all classes): $15.75.

    Identification card:

    • Under 65 years old: $20.25.
    • 65 years old and older: $16.50
    • Disability ID: $.50.
    • Enhanced ID additional Fee: $15

    Note: Some MN DVS offices offer an express service for driver’s license and ID cards for $20. If you use this service, your Minnesota driver’s license or ID will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

    Minnesota Vehicle Registrations

    Registration taxes and fees vary by vehicle, please call (651) 297-2126 or contact your local DVS office for specific fees for your vehicle.

    • Registration filing fee: $6.
    • Wheelage tax (for vehicles in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott and Washington counties): $10.
    • Motorcycle tax: $10.
    • Moped tax: $6.

    License plates for passenger vehicles and trucks:

    • Double plate: $6.
    • Single plate: $4.50.

    Minnesota Vehicle Titles

    To change your name on your vehicle title, you will need to pay both of the following fees:

    • Title filing fee: $10.
    • Name change fee: $7.25.

    Changing Your Address in Minnesota

    You must notify the Minnesota DVS of your new address if you move within Minnesota or are new to the state.

    For more information, please see our Changing Your Address in Minnesota page.

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