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Change your name: EDL/EID

If you've officially changed your name and would like to update your enhanced driver license (EDL) or enhanced ID card (EID):

  1. Make sure your new name matches the records on file with the Social Security Administration (SSA). We'll verify with the SSA.
    • We recommended waiting until you receive your updated Social Security Card before coming to the office. This will ensure your SSA records are up to date.
  2. Visit an EDL/EID office.
  3. Show us your current EDL/EID.
  4. Show us one of the following documents to prove your name change:
    • Court order showing your change of name.
    • Divorce decree (filed and certified by the court) showing the new name or authorizing a name change.
    • Marriage certificate (including same-sex marriage certificate) that has a control or file number and has been filed with the county or authorized issuing authority. Church or wedding chapel forms aren't acceptable. To get a certified copy of a marriage certificate from:
      • The last 4 months, contact the county auditor where the license was filed.
      • January 1, 1968 – 4 months ago, order through the Center for Health Statistics.
      • Before January 1, 1968, contact the county auditor where you got the license.
  5. Pay the $10 fee.

You can't change the name on your EDL/EID by mail

Washington State law requires the license holder apply in person for a new license. If you request a replacement license by mail when you're outside of Washington, it'll show the name currently on your license.

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Vehicle registration

You may also need to change your name on your vehicle registration. Updating your name on your driver license doesn't automatically change your name on your vehicle registration.

Good To Go! account

If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the information on your account with the Department of Transportation:

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