How to Change Your Personal Information at a Missouri DMV

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Changing your personal information at a Missouri DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your MO 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

Missouri does not require you update your name with the Social Security Administration before changing it at the DMV. However, it’s probably in your best interest to do so. 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 MO DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a Missouri DOR office you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification
    1. MO driver’s license
    2. MO 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 ID/License fee
    1. See: Variable processing fees

*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

You should update our address on file with the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The Missouri driver information update process is available in person, online, by email, and 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 MO DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.

The information you will need when updating your Missouri address at the DMV includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • License or ID
  • Social Security number
  • Address (old and new)

In Person

  1. Find an MO DMV office
  2. Complete the Address Change Request (4160)
  3. Provide any your personal information:
    1. Name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Last 4-digits of SSN
    4. Phone #
    5. Addresses
    6. License #
    7. Vehicle info.
  4. Apply for the name change
  5. Pay any fees


Those eligible to update their information online can do so following these steps:

  1. Visit the DOR website
  2. Enter your information
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts
  4. Confirm your update

Congratulations, your driver information is updated! Don’t forget to update your other driving documents like license, registration, and other forms you may have on file with the MO DMV!

Email and Mail

Download and complete the Address Change Request (4160) and send it to the mailing or email address listed on the form.

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your MO 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.