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    Tennessee Name Change Package - $29.95

    Miss Now Mrs's Name Change Packages automates the completion of the required forms to change your name in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

    Whether you’ve recently married, divorced, or legally changed your name, you must report the change to the Department of Safety (DOS) Driver Services and the Department of Revenue (DOR) Vehicle Services Division.

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

    Change Your Name with the SSA

    You need to report your name change with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before you change your name with the Tennessee DOS and DOR.

    You can change your name 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 legal name change documents, 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 website for a complete list of accepted documents.

    Mail or take the above documents in person to your local Social Security Administration office. All mailed documents will be sent back to you after your name change has been processed.

    The SSA will mail your new Social Security card within 10 business days. Your Social Security number will not change.

    TN Driver’s License/ID Card Address Change

    After a marriage, divorce, or other legal name change, you must change your name on your TN driver’s license or ID card in person at a TN DOS Driver Services office.

    You cannot change your name online or by mail.

    You’ll also need to purchase a new driver’s license or ID.

    Go to your Driver Services Center and bring:

    • Your current TN driver’s license or ID card.
    • Original or certified copies of your name change documents, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce document.
      • Court order.
    • Payment for your duplicate card. (See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Tennessee” section below.)

    NOTE: Changing your name through the TN DOS Driver Services will not update your TN DOR vehicle records. To change your name on your vehicle registration and title, see the “TN Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change” section below.

    TN Title and Registration Name Change

    To change your vehicle records with the TN Department of Revenue, you must visit your local TN DOR county clerk’s office with:

    • A completed Multi-Purpose Application (RV-F1315201).
    • Your original title.
    • Your legal name change documents, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce document.
      • Court order.
    • Payment for your title fee. (See “Fees to Change Your Name in Tennessee” below.)

    You cannot change your name online or by mail.

    This will change your name associated with your TN vehicle title and registration. For information on getting copies of your vehicle records that show your new name, please contact the TN DOR Vehicle Services Division.

    Fees to Change Your Name in Tennessee

    Driver’s License and ID Card

    For a new TN driver’s license or ID card showing your new name, it will cost you the following fees.

    • Driver’s license/ID card:
      • First duplicate: $8.
      • Subsequent duplicates: $12.
    • Commercial driver’s license (CDL):
      • First duplicate: $12.
      • Subsequent duplicates: $16.
    • Temporary ID or driver’s license:
      • All duplicates: $19.50.

    Vehicle Title and Registration

    Changing your name on your TN vehicle title and registration will cost you the following fees:

    • Title fee: $5.50.
    • Additional county fees (vary by residence).

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    TN DOS and DOR offices accept cash, checks, money orders, and MasterCard, VISA and Discover credit and debit cards.

    Changing Your Address in Tennessee

    If you have recently moved, you must change your address with both the Department of Safety and the Department of Revenue. This will update your TN driver’s license/ID card and vehicle records.

    You can change your address online, by mail, by e-mail, or in person. For more information, please see our page on Changing Your Address in Tennessee.

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