How To Update Your Alaska DMV Information

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You are required by law to notify the Alaska DMV of a name or address change.

Changing your personal information at an Alaska DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your AK driving records. Given you have personal documents ready and a bit of free time, you shouldn’t run into any snags when updating your name or changing your address.

Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both of these actions.

How to Update Your Name with the Alaska DMV

You should update your name with the Social Security Administration (find a local SSA office) before changing it at the DMV. Changing your name at the SSA will reflect on many other important documents, making the ordeal easy to deal with.

You will:

  1. File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
  2. Show proof of:
    1. Name change
    2. S. presence
    3. Identification
  3. Send or deliver the documents

The identification documents must be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and forms to your local Social Security office. Or, mail them.

You should receive your new social security card in about 2 weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local AK DMV or third-party office as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at an Alaska DMV office you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification & residency
  2. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  3. Submit an Application for Alaska Driver’s License, Permit, or Identification Card (478)
  4. Pay any applicable fees
    1. License: $15
    2. ID Card: $15 or $0 if 60 and older

*These items should be the originals or certified copies

The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you chose to do so. Else, they’ll process your information and send you the new information. The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs.

Important: Update Your Title and Registration

Changing your name at the DMV office does not update your vehicle records.

You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the AK duplicate process to get an idea of what’s required as you’ll typically submit the same forms during the process (where you’ll declare your name and address).

How to Update Your Address with the Alaska DMV

You should update our address with the Alaska DMV when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The Alaska driver information update process is available in person, online, or by mail.

Updating your address does not reflect on your driver’s license, title, and registration. You’ll need to complete this update by updating your license with the AK DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person (see above).

The typical process of updating your name includes:

  1. Find your local AK DMV office using our directory
  2. Provide proof of ID & residency
  3. Submit a Notice of Change of Address (401)

Alternatively, you can mail this form and information to:

State of Alaska

Division of Motor Vehicles

1300 W. Benson Blvd, Suite 200

Anchorage, AK 99503

Or, use their online portal to update your information (just follow the onscreen prompts).

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your Alaska auto insurance as soon as you can.

The mismatched information may cause problems if you were to be pulled over. Or, needed to file an insurance claim due to accidents.

Visit your insurance provider’s website to update your policy’s information.