Name Change in Montana
Continue reading this page for more information on changing your name with the Montana Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Before you change your name on your MT driver's license and vehicle registration, you'll need to first have your name changed on your Social Security card. The Montana MVD will check your information with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before they will process your name change.
To change your name with the SSA, you will need to submit the following documents:
- Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
- Proof of your name change (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order).
- Proof of your identity (e.g. driver's license, ID card, passport).
- Proof of your U.S. citizenship OR lawful U.S. presence (if required).
For a complete list of documents you'll need for a correct Social Security card, visit the SSA website.
Submit the above documents to the SSA either by mail or in person.
The SSA will send you an updated Social Security card about 10 business days after processing.
To change your name on your Montana driver's license or ID card, you'll need to visit your local MT MVD office in person. You cannot change your name by mail or online.
You will need to submit:
- Proof of your name change, such as your:
- Court order.
- Marriage certificate.
- Divorce decree.
- Payment for the $10 replacement fee.
Depending on whether or not you have your current driver's license with you, you may need to provide additional documents proving your identity. Contact the Montana MVD for specific instructions.
For instructions on applying for a duplicate driver's license, see our Replacing a Lost License page.
To change your name on your vehicle registration and certificate of title, you'll need to visit a MT MVD office in person.
In addition to providing proof of your name change (e.g. marriage license, court order, or divorce decree), you'll need to apply for a replacement title certificate.
Contact the Montana MVD for specific documents you'll need to bring.
For duplicate documents showing your new name, you will need to pay the following fees:
- Driver's license: $10.
- Certificate of title: $12.
For more information about fees and accepted payment methods, contact the Montana MVD.
Within 10 days of moving in Montana, you must notify the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). To change your address, you can simply mail in a form to the MT MVD. If you want an updated driver's license showing your new address, you'll need to visit an MT MVD office in person.
See our Change of Address in Montana page for instructions.
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