Requirements for Change of Name and Address
The Division of Motor Vehicles must be notified within one month of all address changes. Customers may perform the address change notification by mail using the DMV Change of Address Form or by appearing at any DMV office. There is no fee for this service.
Within 30 days after legally changing your name, you must appear in person at one of the four DMV facilities to change the name on your driver license and/or identification card and vehicle title/registration. You must provide your current license or ID card, an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or legal name change document, and provide proof from the Social Security Administration showing evidence of the name change. The Division will take your photo, collect your new signature, and issue you a new license or ID for .
Please note, you must change your name with the Social Security Administration 48 - 72 hours prior to coming to the DMV.
In order to change your vehicle's registration and title, you must present the vehicle's current certificate of title, registration card, valid proof of Delaware liability insurance and your driver's license showing your new name or a marriage certificate or court document as proof of the name change. The Division will issue you a new certificate of title and registration card for a fee of . If your vehicle has a lien and your title is being held by the lien holder, you will need to obtain a MV35 Form from one of our facilities. Complete the form and mail it to your lien holder. The lien holder will mail the title to the DMV location where you received the form. DMV will notify you by postcard when the title is received. Review the back of the postcard for items you will need to bring with you to complete the transaction. A title fee of will be charged for the new title. This fee does not include any other changes such as tag changes or renewal of registration.