How to Change Your Personal Information at a Washington DMV

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All residents of Washington who had a name change must inform the Department of Licensing (DOL) as soon as possible. If the name change were done legally, the DOL would proceed with providing a new document with the name change. However, before you visit the Washington DOL, you must first notify the Social Security Administration (SSD) of your change name.

Visiting the SSD for a Name Change

After changing your name legally, you should inform the SSD of your name change. To proceed with the process at the SSD office, you must provide:

Your Identity Documents:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Passport

Lawful Presence Documents

  • Birth certificate
  • S. citizenship certificate
  • Work authorization

Name Change Proof Documents

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court documents

You can submit these documents in person or by mail.

Visiting the Washington DOL for a Name Change

Now that you have informed the SSD office of your change name, you can not visit the DOL submit your name change documents. If you own a car and would like to get a title replacement or registration, you can do it at the same time. You will have the option to get a new Washington driver’s license or state ID.

How to do a Driver’s License or State ID for a Name Change

When you visit the nearest Washington DOL office, you must provide:

  • Proof of identity with your new name
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce Decree
    • Court documents
  • Pay the fee

The process can only be done in person at a Washington DOL.

Name change for a Car Title and Registration

While at the DOL, you can apply for your car title and registration with your new name. To change your name on your car title and registration, you must:

You can also submit the documents by mail at:

Refunds and Title Services

Department of Licensing

P.O. Box 9043

Olympia, WA 98507

Name change Fees at the Washington DOL

The Washington DOL charges a fee for a changed name for driver’s license or state ID. Also, for a car title and registration related to a changed name. You will pay:

  • Driver’s license or ID fee: $10
  • Title certificate
    • Regular: click here
    • Quick title: $81

Change Address at the Washington DOL

You can change your address at the same time you apply for a changed name at the DOL. However, a change address can be done online, in person, or by mail.


You can create an account on the Washington DOL website if you haven’t done so before. Once you have an account, you can log into it and change your address.

By Mail

You can complete the Driver License Change of Address Form and mail it into the DOL. Your information will then be updated.

In Person

You can change your address when you visit the DOL to change your name.

Vehicle Registration and Title Address Change

You have the option to change your address online or in person. If you have an account, you can change your address by login in and input the information. Once you visit the DOL, you can update your address at the title office.

Change Address Fees at the DOL

Changing your address at the DOL will cost you. The cost will be the same for a state ID or a driver’s license. You will pay:

  • ID card: $20
  • Driver’s license: $20
  • Registration fee: $5
  • Title fee: $12