How to Change Your Personal Information at a Arizona DMV

Changing your personal information at an Arizona MVD is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your AZ 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

You will update your information with the Social Security Administration before changing your name at the Arizona MVD. This process is available in-person or by mail.

To change your name with Social Security Admin:

  1. File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
  2. Show proof of:
    1. Name change
    2. S. presence
    3. Identification/age

You should receive your new social security card in about 2 weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local AZ MVD or third-party office within 10 days to update your name on file.

To change your name at the Arizona DMV:

  1. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  2. Pay the name change fees
    1. License or ID: $12 or free if 65yo+
    2. Title: $4
    3. Registration: $4

*These items must be the originals

The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA). If your information cannot be verified, you will not receive an updated license or ID.

You can use this time to get a new driver’s license with your updated name. To do this, you can apply for a duplicate driver’s license while you’re at the DMV with information in-hand. Likewise, consider updating your vehicle registration by filing a Title and Registration Application while you’re there.

How to Update Your Address

You should update our address on file with the Arizona MVD within 10 days of when it changes. This process is available in person, online, or over the phone.

In Person:

  1. Find an AZ MVD office
  2. Provide your personal information
  3. Pay any fees (ex. $12 replacement)

Online:

  1. Visit ServiceArizona
    1. URL: https://servicearizona.com/addressChange
  2. Enter your information and follow the prompts
  3. Confirm and print the receipt

Phone:

  • Phoenix: 602-255-0072
  • Tucson: 520-629-9808
  • Others: 800-251-5866

Congratulations, your driver information is updated!

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your AZ 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.