Name Change on a Utah Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state DMV recommends that you change the name on your Utah drivers license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Changing Your Name on Your License

If you need to perform a name change on your Utah drivers license, you will need to get a change of name form. A driver needing to update their name can follow a change of name checklist to keep track of all the required documents.

Since you can only perform a name change on a Utah drivers license in person, you will have to visit a local Division of Motor Vehicles office. 

Required Documents

In order to change a name on their Utah drivers license, you will need specific documentation. Read below to see what documents you will need.

Proof of Name Change

The document must be a court-ordered document.

Proof of Identification

Proof of Social Security

  • Social Security Card that is signed (If the driver is changing their name on their CDL license, the original card is the only acceptable proof of Social Security)
  • W-2 form
  • Pay Stub showing applicant’s name and Social Security number

Proof of Residency

  • Mortgage papers or rental contract
  • Major credit card bill (dated no later than sixty days)
  • Utility bill (dated no later than sixty days)
  • Valid Utah registration or title 

For a complete checklist of the required documentation Click Here.

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