How to Update Your Montana DMV Information: Name and Address Change

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

Changing your personal information at a Montana DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your MT 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 Montana 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 MT DMV or third-party office as soon as you can to update your information.

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

  1. Provide proof of identification
  2. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  3. Pay the $10.30 fee

*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 your 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 title records.

You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the MT duplicate title 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 Montana DMV

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

The Montana driver information update process is available online or by phone call.

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 MT 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 MT DMV office using our directory
  2. Submit a Change of Driver License Address (34-0300)
  3. Pay the $10.30 fee to see it reflected on your license/ID

You may send this information to the address listed on the form, too. Expect your information to be updated in a week or two – along with your new license/ID if requesting those items.

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your Montana 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.