Tom Corbett, Governor Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation

Changing Your Name

How to Change Your Name on Your Driver's License, Photo ID Card, Learner's Permit

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

  • Commercial Driver's License: DL-80CD, or if expiring in the next 6 months: DL-143CD to renew.
  • Non-Commercial Driver's License: DL-901

If your name has been changed by permission of the court, you will need to attach a Certified Copy of the Court Order. If you desire to use any name other than 1) your birth name, 2) spouse's surname or 3) a name given by the court, you must provide a copy of a Social Security Card (or records), together with copies of documents from two other sources with the desired name such as: Tax Records, Selective Services Card, Voter Registration Card, Passport or any form of Photo ID issued by a governmental agency.


How to Change Your Name on Your 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.

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.

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