If you legally change your name, you must update your name on both your driver’s license or ID and vehicle registration within 30 days after changing your name. By updating a new name/address on your driver’s license, the new name/address will automatically update on your electronic title, however, a printed title will still reflect your previous name/address until a new title is applied for using an Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (HSMV form 82040). If there is a lien on a paper title, the lienholder may not allow a new title to be printed. It is permissible to leave the amended name/address unchanged on the printed title because the department vehicle ownership record will be updated when you update your driver information.
Name changes may only be completed in person. Customers cannot change their name on their driver’s license or ID online.
Immigrant and nonimmigrant VISA holders
Customers who have legally changed their name by marriage, divorce or court order must update their USCIS documents to reflect their name change before they can update their name on their driver's license or ID.
How to change your name on your driver’s license or ID
Change Your Name in Person
Follow these steps to change your name on your driver’s license or ID.
Name changes must first be made with the Federal Social Security Administration in order to have your name updated on your driver’s license or ID.
To change your name with Social Security, you must present documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. citizen, you must also present documents proving your U.S. citizenship. Only original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency are accepted.
To prove your legal name change, you must show one of the following documents.
Certificate of Naturalization showing a new name; or
Court order for a name change.
To prove your identity, you must show one unexpired document showing your name, identifying information, and photograph, such as:
State-issued U.S. driver’s license;
State-issued ID; or
Valid U.S. Passport.
To prove your U.S. citizenship, you must show one of the following:
REAL ID compliance is indicated by a star on the upper right-hand corner of your Florida driver's license or ID.
1. Are you real ID compliant?
Yes, I have a star: If you are currently REAL ID compliant, you will only need to provide your address change documents (see below).
No, I do not have a star or I do not currently have a Florida driver's license or ID: If you are not currently REAL ID compliant, you must bring documents that validate your identity, Social Security Number (SSN) and Volusia County residential address.
For most customers, those documents are:
your birth certificate or passport and
your social security card and
two proofs of Volusia County residential address.
2. Name Change Documents
If you have legally changed your name by marriage, divorce or court order, you must submit an original or certified U.S. marriage certificate(s), U.S. divorce document(s) or other court order(s). Copies are not accepted unless certified by the issuing authority.
Marriage certificates must be recognized by the state of Florida. Generally, marriage certificates issued in Florida or another state in accordance with the respective laws of those states are recognized by the State of Florida. Church-issued marriage certificates are not accepted.
Certified copies of marriage certificates or divorce decrees may be obtained at the Clerk of Court in the county where it was originally filed.