Change of Name on Texas Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Texas DMV recommends that you change the name on your TX car registration as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Change of Name On TX Car Registration

Before changing your name on your Texas car registration, you must make sure that this change has been made with the United States Social Security Administration. For detailed information on how this can be accomplished, visit the Social Security Administration website.

You can only change your name by presenting proof of legal name change with one of the following documents:

  • Marriage document
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Court-ordered document
  • Divorce decree

Once this is complete, you may then proceed to request a name change on your car registration by visiting your county tax office in Texas.