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Name Change in Idaho

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Summary: How to Change Your Name in Idaho

To change the name on your Idaho driver’s license/ID card, car registration, and certificate of title, you'll need to change your name with the Social Security Administration before visiting a DMV office in person. You'll need proof of your name change, payment for duplicate documents, and other required materials.

For instructions on how to update your name with the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), continue reading this page.

Change Your Name with the SSA

When you have a name change for any reason—including marriage or divorce—you should first update your details with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The Idaho DMV may verify your name with the SSA records, so you should complete this first step before updating your driver's license and car registration documents.

To update your name on your Social Security card, you will need:

  • A completed Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
  • Proof of your identity, such as your:
    • Driver's license.
    • ID card.
  • Proof of your date of birth, such as your:
    • Birth certificate.
    • Passport.
  • Proof of your U.S. citizenship (if not already on file) OR lawful U.S. presence (including your I-94).
  • Proof of your name change, such as your:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Court order.

For a complete list of required documents for a corrected card, visit the SSA website.

The SSA will mail you an updated Social Security card showing your new name within 14 business days after processing.

ID Driver's License/ID Card Name Change

To change your name on your Idaho driver's license or identification card, you'll need to visit your local Idaho DMV office in person with:

  • Your current Idaho driver's license/ID card.
  • Proof of your name change, such as your:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Court papers.
  • Payment for the duplicate license/ID card fee.

You may also need to bring additional proof of your identity or other documents. To make sure you have everything you need, contact the Idaho DMV before your visit.

Car Registration & Title Name Change

To change your name on your car registration and certificate of title in Idaho, you may need to visit your local Idaho DMV office in person. In addition to providing proof of your name change, you may need to apply for a duplicate registration and title certificate.

For specific instructions, contact the ID DMV directly.

To learn how to apply for duplicate documents, visit our following pages:

Fees to Change Your Name in Idaho

When you change your name on your DMV records, you may need to pay the following fees for updated documents:

  • Driver's license: $15.
  • Identification card: Between $10 and $20 (depending on your age and duration of the ID card).
  • Title certificate: $14.
  • Registration: May vary depending on your vehicle. Contact the ID DMV for more information.

Change Your Idaho Address

If you've changed your address, you'll need notify the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 30 days of moving. For instructions, see our Change of Address in Idaho page.

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