How to Change Your Information at a Vermont DMV
Changing your personal information at a Vermont DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your VT 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.
You are required by law to notify the Vermont DMV within 30 days of a name or address change.
Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both these actions.
How to Update Your Name
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.
- File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
- Show proof of:
- Name change
- S. presence
- Send or deliver the documents
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 VT DMV or third-party office within as soon as you can to update your information.
To change your name at a Vermont DMV office you will:
- Provide proof of identification
- VT driver’s license
- VT ID card
- Proof of Social Security number
- Proof of U.S. legal presence
- Show proof of name change*:
- Marriage cert or license
- Divorce Decree
- Court order
- Citizenship/naturalization cert
- Submit a Name/Address Change Form (VL-040)
- Pay any applicable fees
*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 records. You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the VT duplicate process to get an idea of what’s required as you’ll typically submit the same forms.
How to Update Your Address
You should update our address with the Vermont DMV when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.
The Vermont driver information update process is available in person, by mail, or fax.
Updating your address does not reflect on your driver’s license, title, and registration. You’ll need to complete this update by replacing your license with the VT DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.
The process is different for each location, but this is the general routine:
- Find your local VT DMV office or visit VT DMV Express
- Tip: See our Vermont hub for our DMV offices directory
- Provide proof of ID & residency
- Complete any forms and/or follow the prompts
You can mail a change of address form to: Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, 120 State St., Montpelier, VT 05603. You may also update your information at one of the many DMV kiosks.
The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs such as on your ID or title/registration.
Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance
You’ll want to update your Vermont 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.