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Change Your Name or Address

Changing your name on your driver's license or learner's permit

If your name has changed due to marriage, divorce or another reason, or if you need to change your address, you will need to complete one of the following forms: 

  • Commercial Driver's License: DL-80CD (PDF), or if expiring in the next 6 months: DL-143CD (PDF) to renew.
  • Learner's Permit: DL-31 (PDF)
  • Non-Commercial Driver's License: DL-80 (PDF), or if expiring in the next 6 months, use DL-143 (PDF) to renew.

A name change for a driver's license or photo ID must be completed in person at a Driver License Center.

If you desire to use your birth name, you must present your state issued birth certificate with a raised seal. If your name changed by permission of court, you must present a Certified Copy of the Court Order. If you desire to use your spouse’s surname, you must present your marriage certificate. If you desire to use another name, you must present your Social Security Card, together with two other sources issued in the desired name such as: Tax Records, Selective Service Card, Voter Registration Card, Passport, any form of Photo I.D. issued by a governmental agency, banking records, or baptismal certificate.

ALL documents presented at a Driver License Center must be originals. 

Note: Name changes cannot be made for Non-U.S. Citizens unless the primary source ID document(s) reflect that name. The source ID document(s) are considered the most recently issued Department of Homeland Security immigration document(s), not a Passport, Visa, or Marriage Certificate.

CHANGING YOUR address ON YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR LEARNER'S PERMIT

You can change your address on your non-commercial driver's license or PA photo ID card at any time online, except if you are moving out of state. To record your change of address for your driver's license, please fill out Form DL- 82 (PDF), "Out of State Exemption" and mail it to the address indicated on the form.

Note: If visiting a drivers license center ORIGINAL documents must be presented such as a court order, marriage certificate, or divorce decree.

VEHICLE/TRAILER REGISTRATION AND TITLE

If your name has changed due to marriage, divorce or another reason, you will need to complete form MV-41A (PDF). Side A of the form should be completed if you are only requesting an updated vehicle/trailer registration card. Side B should be completed if you are requesting an updated vehicle/trailer title.

You can change your address on your vehicle/trailer registration at any time online or by filling out form MV-63 (PDF), "Change of Address", except if you are moving out of state. To record a change of address on your vehicle registration information, please fill out Form MV-8 (PDF), "Self Certification for Proof of Residency" and mail it to the address indicated on the form.