How to Change Your Personal Information at a Tennessee DMV

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Changing your personal information at a Tennessee DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your TN 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 Tennessee DMV. This process is available in-person or by mail.

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

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 TN DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a Tennessee DOS Driver Services office:

  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 name change fees
    1. New license/ID with name change: $8
    2. New CDL license with name change: $12
    3. New temporary ID or license with name change: $19.50

*These items must be the originals or certified copies

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.

Changing your name at the DOS Driver Services office does not update your vehicle records. You should do a title and registration using the RV-F1315201 form along with your title, documents, and a payment.

How to Update Your Address

You should update our address on file with the Tennessee DMV within 10 days of when it changes. This process is available in person, online, or by mail.

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

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

In Person:

  1. Find a TN DMV office
  2. Provide your personal information
  3. Complete a Change of Address form
  4. Pay any fees


  1. Visit the Driver Services website
  2. Enter your information and follow the prompts
  3. Confirm and print the receipt


  • Gather your personal information
  • Mail it to Tennessee Department of Safety, P.O. Box 945, Nashville, TN 37243

Congratulations, your driver information is updated! This should take about 15 days before its reflected in your TN DOS records. However, you will need to update your title & registration (as noted).

Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance

You’ll want to update your TN 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.