How to Change Your Personal Information at a Minnesota DMV

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Moving to a new state can be a daunting experience, especially when updating your personal information with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

Suppose you’re moving to Minnesota or just relocating within the state. In that case, ensuring your information is up-to-date and compliant with the DMV for your safety and legal compliance is crucial. But did you know you can also update your name while at it? 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about updating your personal information, including your name, with the Minnesota DMV. So, let’s dive in and ensure you have all the information you need to update your details quickly.

Getting a Name Change at DMV Offices in Minnesota

You must let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know if you’re considering a name change. It’s not a long process, but there’s some stuff you’ve got to do afterward, like updating your name on all your accounts and DMV records

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and take care of business…

To inform the SSA about your new name, you must provide some paperwork showing proof of the change. Once you’ve got that in order, you can swing by an SSA office or mail the documents. 

(Remember that changing your name with the SSA doesn’t mean your driver’s license or passport will automatically be updated, so don’t forget to take care of those too!)

Note: Changing your name with the SSA does not automatically change your name on other documents, such as your driver’s license or passport.

  • Application for a Social Security Card
  • Proof of name change
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce Decree
    • Court documents
  • Proof of your identity
  • Proof of Citizenship
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization

Once the SSA has updated your name, you’ll want to go ahead and get that information updated with the DMV – this would be updating your driver’s license. To do this, visit a nearby DMV with your documents, SS#, and a form of payment. 

Note: The procedure is pretty much the same as obtaining an ID, but with updated details.

Whether changing your name for personal reasons or legal purposes, updating it with the DMV is essential

Changing Your Address in Minnesota

If you’re a new resident in Minnesota, you’ve got about 30 days to update your info with the DMV to show that you’re legally living in the state. This means you’ll have to do some important tasks, like getting your driver’s license and vehicle registration sorted out.

Usually, when you’re changing your address after moving to the state, you’ll need some specific things, such as:

  • Current out-of-state driver’s license
  • Proof of social security number (ie. social security card)
  • Birth certificate (or other document showing legal US presence)
  • A document (or two) showing your new address

New residents should know that in addition to submitting the required paperwork, they will also need to pay some fees. These fees could cover getting a new driver’s license or identification card, as well as any expenses related to registering their vehicle in Minnesota. It’s important to keep in mind that these fees may vary depending on the type of license or vehicle, so it’s best to check with us to get the full picture of what to expect.

You’ll pay a small fee – like $32 – to complete this update.

Take advantage of your time at the DMV by going ahead and registering an out-of-state vehicle.

Now, for Minnesota residents updating their address – you’ve got some options.

Grab a copy of the Minnesota Change of Address Request form and fill it out.

You can then:

  • Call (651) 297-2126 to speak with someone at the Driver and Vehicle Services
  • Email an email from one of the options in their online portal
  • Drop off your documents and proof of ID at a local Minnesota DMV office

If you’re replacing your driver’s license or ID as a current resident of the state, you won’t automatically get a new one. Instead, you’ll need to follow the same steps as renewing it, which includes paying a small fee.

When you’re updating your personal info with us, don’t forget also to update your vehicle registration. The process usually goes quickly since you might already have most of the needed information. Just remember to bring some extra cash to cover the fees that may apply.

For More Information and Guidance

If you need assistance managing your information or completing a form for the Minnesota DMV, we recommend using our online directory to find the nearest DMV branch. Our directory provides information on operating hours, contact details, and available services.

And if you want more information, check out our other Minnesota DMV guides, which offer valuable insights into various DMV processes such as licensing, registration, vehicle titling, and more.


Updating your vehicle registration is an important part of the DMV process. By following these steps, you can ensure that your information is up-to-date and accurate. With the help of our online directory, you’ll be able to find the answers you need and get back on the road in no time. Good luck!

For more detailed assistance with the DMV process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at We are here to help! Thank you for choosing and have a great day!

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