Name Change in Maine

SUMMARY: Changing Your Name in Maine

To change your name on your Maine driver’s license/ID card, vehicle registration, and certificate of title, you'll need to visit your local DMV office. You'll need to submit documents proving your name change and payment for replacement documents.

Continue reading this page to learn how to change your name with the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Change Your Name with the SSA

Once you change your name, you will need to update the Social Security Administration (SSA) records. You should do this first before you change your name with the Maine BMV. (In some states, the DMV will verify your new name with the SSA before they will issue you a new driver's license.)

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

  • An Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
  • Documents proving your:
    • Identity (e.g. driver's license, ID card, birth certificate).
    • U.S. citizenship (if required) OR lawful presence in the U.S. (e.g. citizenship certificate, working visa and I-94, U.S. passport).
    • Name change (e.g. marriage license, divorce decree, court order).

The SSA will process your application and send you an updated Social Security card within about 14 business days.

For more information, including a list of required documents, visit the SSA website.

ME Driver's License/ID Card Name Change

Within 30 days of changing your name—due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason—you must notify the Maine Secretary of State (SOS) and obtain an updated driver's license/ID card.

You will need to visit your local Maine BMV office in person and provide proof of your name change, such as your:

  • Divorce decree.
  • Court order.
  • Marriage certificate.

You may also need to provide additional documents and pay for a replacement driver's license. For more information, visit the following pages or contact your local ME BMV office:

Car Registration & Title Name Change

To change your name on your vehicle registration, visit your local ME BMV office with proof of your name change, such as your:

  • Marriage certificate.
  • Court order.
  • Divorce documents.

If you're out of state, you may be able to submit your name change by mailing a notarized letter with proof of your new name to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
29 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Changing your name on your certificate of title will cost $33. You may need to provide proof of your name change and your current title certificate to the Maine BMV.

Contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for specific instructions.

Fees to Change Your Name in ME

To change your name on your Maine BMV documents, you may need to pay the following fees:

  • Driver's license/ID card: $5.
  • Certificate of title: $33.
  • Car registration is free.

If you have any questions about fees you need to pay or what type of payment methods are accepted, contact the Maine BMV directly.

Change Your Maine Address

If you move to a new address in Maine, you must notify the Maine BMV within 30 days of moving. You will need to visit your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office and provide proof of your new address.

For more information, visit our Change of Address in Maine page.


Application for a Social Security Card
Apply for a new, duplicate, OR corrected Social Security card.

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