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Change your name: EDL/EID

What you need to know before visiting an office

You must have an appointment to come into a driver licensing office. You can schedule an appointment online.

You must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Come prepared, wear a mask.

Many of our services are online. Try our online services instead of coming in person!

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

  1. Update your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA) (ssa.gov).
    • Bring your new Social Security card with your updated name into the office.
  2. Make an appointment to visit a driver licensing 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 (filed after the ceremony with the county or authorized issuing authority and certified). Church or wedding chapel forms aren't acceptable. To get a certified copy of a marriage certificate, contact the county auditor where the license was filed.
  5. Pay the fee.

Don't forget to update your:

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 contact information on your account with the Department of Transportation:

What if I haven't received my driver license yet?

If you don't get it after 30 days, call us at 360.902.3900 (TTY: call 711).

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