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Changing Your Name

Overview

This page provides information about notifying DMV when you need to change your name on your driver license, ID card or vehicle registration.
 
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Notify DMV
For Driver License, Commercial Driver License, Instruction Permit or ID Card
You must apply in person at a DMV office, and you must: Note: Changing your name on your Oregon Driver License, Permit, or ID Card does not automatically change your name on your Oregon vehicle record, title or registration. You must apply for a name change for your Oregon title within 30 days of the name change. See section below for more information.

For Title & Registration
ORS 803.220 requires you to change the name on your title if your name changes by marriage, divorce, domestic partnership, court order, or otherwise from that shown on the title. Changing your name on the title will also change your name on the registration. The title fee is due for a name change that is not an error correction.
 
To apply for a title in your new name you must:
  • Submit the Oregon title;
  • Submit an Application for Title and Registration (Form 735-226);
  • Make a statement on the form that you are the same person, such as "Jane Smith and Jane Doe are the same person due to... (marriage, divorce, court order, etc.)." It is also helpful to include your license, permit or ID card number and date of birth;
  • Pay the title fee of $77, or $90 if your vehicle is a heavy vehicle (motor vehicles and trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating [GVWR] over 26,000 pounds and trailers with a loaded weight over 8,000 pounds); and
  • Take the completed form with all of the above listed items to your local DMV office or mail it to:
Oregon DMV
1905 Lana Avenue NE
Salem
 OR 97314-2250
If your title contains an error made by DMV in the spelling of your name you may:
  • Submit the Oregon title;
  • Submit a Request for Correction of Title Records (Form 735-264);
  • Include the correct spelling, Oregon license, permit or ID card number, and date of birth.
  • There is no fee for this type of correction, but DMV will need to do a record look-up to determine whether there was an error.  DMV may have issued the title correctly if the difference was a nickname or an initial on the application, versus true name in our customer database.
  • Take the completed form with all of the above listed items to your local DMV office or mail it to:
Oregon DMV
1905 Lana Avenue NE
Salem
 OR 97314-2250
If you have any questions about title corrections, contact DMV.

Register to Vote
When you are issued a driver license, instruction permit, identification card or when you change your name, and are 17 years or older, you can register or re-register to vote.

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