Name Change in New MexicoPage Overview
Changing your name on a New Mexico driver's license, registration, or title is a fairly simple task. But you'll need to take care of it quickly. You will need to notify the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) of the change.
Begin by changing your name with the Social Security Administration. Visit Social Security Online for more information.
Next, visit your local New Mexico MVD with your current driver's license and proof of your name change, such as your:
- Marriage license.
- Court order.
- Divorce decree.
For more information, contact the NM MVD.
If there's a lien on your title, you'll need to obtain a lien release from the lienholder in order to change your name on the title. If not, just bring in the title.
Contact the NM MVD to check if there are other documents you need to bring and what fees you will need to pay.