Driver Licenses & IDs
individual whose name changes from the name stated on a driver license
or ID must notify the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles within 60 days
after the change occurs and obtain a duplicate card with the new name.
will confirm the name change with the Social Security Online
Verification System, so an individual changing their name must visit
their local Social Security Administration Office at least 24-36 hours
before changing their name with NCDMV.
Name changes must be completed at an NCDMV driver license office with:
- A certified marriage certificate issued by a governmental agency
- Documented proof from the courts or the Register of Deeds establishing that the name change was officially accomplished
- Execution of a notarized DL-101 (obtained from an DMV office)
documentation must be provided by the appropriate government agency of
the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories or Canada.
To change the name on a vehicle registration and title, complete a Corrected or Substitute Title Application (MVR-5)
. Please note the reverse side of the form regarding additional information.
Then, submit the form along with the $20 fee to a local license plate agency or mail to:
N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
Renewal, Title & Plate Unit
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27697
If available, please submit the title to the vehicle as well.
the title is being held by a lien holder, NCDMV will contact the lien
holder for the original title so that it can be canceled, and a new
title and registration will be issued.
An individual with a North Carolina driver license who moves within North Carolina
must notify NCDMV by mail or online within 60 days of the address
change and obtain a duplicate license and duplicate vehicle registration
Individuals moving to North Carolina or moving outside North Carolina can find out more information here.
Individuals who have not moved but need to change just the mailing address on their valid North Carolina driver license or ID should call the NCDMV Customer Contact Center at (919) 715-7000, or send a message to NCDMV.