Name Change in Oklahoma

Summary: How to Change Your Name in Oklahoma

To change your name on your Oklahoma driver’s license/ID card, you must visit your local DPS office in person and submit an application form and payment for a replacement card. To change your name on your title certificate and registration, you'll need to perform a title transfer in person at a MVD office.

Continue reading this page for instructions on how to change your name with the OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

Change Your Name with the SSA

If you recently got married, divorced, or had a name change for any other reason, you must first update the Social Security Administration (SSA) and obtain an updated Social Security card.

NOTE: If you don't update your name with the SSA first, your driver's license name change request may be declined or delayed.

You will need to submit the following to your local SSA office either by mail or in person:

  • Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
  • Proof of your identity, such as your:
    • Oklahoma driver's license.
    • State-issued ID card.
    • Passport.
  • Proof of your U.S. citizenship (if required) OR lawful U.S. presence. This can include your:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • U.S. passport.
    • Work permit and I-94.
  • Proof of your name change, such as your:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Court order.
    • Divorce decree.

Once the SSA have processed and approved your request, you will receive an updated Social Security card in the mail within about 10 business days.

For a complete list of documents you'll need to submit for a new Social Security card, visit the SSA website.

OK Driver's License/ID Card Name Change

To change the name on your Oklahoma driver's license, you'll need:

Requesting a replacement driver's license showing your new name is voluntary. If you'd like a replacement, you will need to provide payment for the $20 fee.

Send your request and any payment to the address on the application form.

NOTE: Your request form must be notarized.

Identification Card

If your OK ID card needs to be renewed, you can submit your name change upon renewal. You will need to present proof of your name change, such as your:

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

For more information about renewing your ID card in Oklahoma, visit our Identification Cards page.

Car Title and Registration Name Change

To change your name on your car title certificate and registration, you'll need to complete a title transfer with your previous name as the seller, and your new name as the buyer.

You will need to visit your local OK MVD in person to complete this transaction. You will likely need:

  • Your certificate of title, with the appropriate sections completed.
  • Proof of your name change.
  • Payment for the $17 ownership transfer fee.

For more information, please contact the Oklahoma MVD directly or visit our Title Transfers page.

Fees to Change Your Name in OK

To change your name on your Oklahoma driver's license and vehicle title, you will need to pay the following fees:

  • Driver's license: $20.
  • Title certificate: $17.

For more information, contact the Oklahoma DPS or MVD.

Change Your Oklahoma Address

If you've changed your address, you may be able to update the OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) records online. This will change your driver's license record only.

To change your address on your vehicle registration, you'll need to do this through the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Division (MVD.

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

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