How to Change Your Personal Information at a Delaware DMV

Changing your personal information at a Delaware DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your DE 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 these actions.

How to Update Your Name with the DE 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 should be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and form 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 DE DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a Delaware DMV office you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification & legal presence
    1. DE driver’s license
    2. DE ID card
    3. Passport
    4. W-2
    5. Social Security card
  2. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  3. Provide our updated Social Security card
  4. Pay the $1.15 fee

*These items must 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 use your card to verify the information. The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs.

Important:

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 DE title transfer process to get an idea of what’s required as you’ll typically submit the same forms.

How to Update Your Address with the DE DMV

You should update our address with the Delaware Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The Delaware driver information update process is available in person 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 replacing your license with the DE DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.

To update your address in person:

  1. Locate your local DE DMV office (find one here)
  2. File the appropriate forms
  3. Confirm your information and be on your way

To update your address by mail:

  1. Download and complete the Change of Address Form (here)
  2. Confirm your information
  3. Mail your document to the address on the form

The changes only reflect on your DMV record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs such as on your ID or title/registration. You can get an updated license or ID card for free if you return to the DMV and request one.

Don’t Forget:

You’ll want to update your Delaware 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.