How to Change Name & Address with Kentucky DMV?

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

How to Update Your Name?

You should update your name with the Social Security Administration 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 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 KY DMV or third-party office as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a Kentucky DMV office, you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification
    1. KY driver’s license
    2. KY ID card
    3. Passport
    4. W-2
  2. Proof of Social Security number
  3. Proof of U.S. legal presence
  4. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  5. Confirm and sign the documents
  6. Pay the $12 ID/License 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 process your information and send your new information.

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

How to Update Your Address

When it changes, you should update our address on file with the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL). This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The Kentucky driver information update process, is available in person.

Updating your address does not reflect your driver’s license, title, or registration. You’ll need to complete this update by replacing your license with the KY DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.

In Person

  1. Find a KY DMV office
  2. Request to change your address
  3. Show proof of your address
  4. Pay the $12 fee

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your KY 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.