How to Change Your Personal Information at a Georgia DMV

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In Georgia, if you are looking to change your name or address, the Georgia Department of Driver Service (DDS) makes it a simple and easy process. It is essential that your local GA DDS has your most updated personal info on file.

Changing Your Address at the Georgia DDS

Whether you are brand new to Georgia or simply moving within Georgia, you will have to notify the DDS. It is important to remember to change your address within 60 days of moving. You can do so through either of the following:

  • Online
  • In person at a DDS location near you

It is important to note that you CANNOT change your address by mail or phone.

Online:

To update your address online, please visit the DDS Online Address Change System website. Be sure you meet the following criteria before accessing the online system:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a Georgia resident
  • Must have created or updated an online service account before June 1, 2013
  • Cannot be renewing a GA commercial driver’s license

In Person:

If you go in person to the DDS, be sure to have the following handy and completed:

  • Evidence of your updated Georgia residence address such as:
  • Checking or savings account statement
  • Utility bill dated within the last 60 days
  • School record or transcript
  • Payment of $32 if you are changing your address more than once during a term within 150 days

Change Name with the SSA in Georgia

If you need to change your name for any reason, please be sure to notify the Social Security Administration first and then the GA DDS. Changing your name can only be done in person or by mail. You cannot go online and change your name.

You must provide this information:

  • Completed Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card
  • Certified name change document such as:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce Decree
    • Court document
  • Proof of identity such as:
    • Driver’s license
    • State ID
  • Proof of citizenship such as:
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • Certificate of naturalization

All the documents you provide must be either original or certified copies. Your SSN will not change after completing your name change.

Change Name with the Georgia DDS

After changing your name legally and obtaining the document with your name change from the SSA, you can visit the nearest GA DDS location within 60 days. This portion can only be one in person. At your visit, you must provide:

  • Completed online application using the GA Skip a Step process
  • Your driver’s license or ID
  • Evidence of name change such as:
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage license
  • Adoption papers
  • Divorce Decree
  • Payment if necessary. The first name change is free. Please contact your local GA DDS for other fees if you’re changing your name more than once.