Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recommends that all drivers have the same information on all of their credentials. These credentials include the drivers license and vehicle registration of every driver in the state. Replacements can be ordered in person at the DPS. Otherwise, if a driver is within their renewal period, they can request new documents online. It does not matter whether the driver is a citizen or a permanent resident uniformity is requested by the DPS.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Submitting an address change request with your Minnesota car insurance company can be done in minutes. Most providers allow policyholders to change their address in a number of ways. The simplest option is typically to apply online, where drivers can submit their request digitally. If this option is not available, calling in a request is the second quickest method. All a driver needs to do is provide is her or her policy number.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
Drivers in Minnesota can change car registration addresses in person at a local DPS office or online. When applying online, one must provide their driving license and license plate number. On the other hand, when going in person, one has the option of purchasing replacement registration documents. Having replacement documents is recommended in case you are ever pulled over by police. Address uniformity on registration and license credentials help drivers avoid any accuracy of information issues.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
Commercial drivers must follow the same steps as standard drivers when they find themselves in the midst of address changing. These drivers are required to visit a nearby DPS office to perform the change of address in person. When doing so, commercial drivers are required to provide a completed application, as well as his or her current Minnesota CDL license or one primary and one secondary proof of ID. Once all necessary documents are provided, the driver can pay the applicable fee.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
To change address on drivers license in Minnesota one must notify the Department of Public Safety and obtain an updated driving license. If the applicant is near the renewal date, then his or her credentials can be renewed. If not, the driver must replace drivers license documentation.

To renew or replace credentials, you must provide your current license or one primary and one secondary proof of identity. Additionally, one must fill out an application and pay the necessary fees.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
The steps to perform a Minnesota ID card address change are similar to those necessary for updating a drivers license. In addition to notifying the DPS, one must provide his or her current ID or a primary and a secondary proof of identification. Then, the driver in question must fill out the application found at the DPS office and turn it in. The final step of changing the address on your identification card is submitting payment for the replacement or renewal ID card.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Once you have performed a Minnesota DMV name change, you can move on to updating your personal information with other important parties, including the car insurance company. Fortunately, these companies make it easy to change the name on your policy. Most will allow you to update information online via a digital portal. Others allow policyholders to change their name over the phone with a company representative, and if you would prefer to update your information in person at a local branch, you are more than welcome to do so.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Changing name on car registration credentials is just as easy as updating the personal information on your Minnesota drivers license or identification card. All you have to do is visit a local branch office and provide a representative with payment and a proof of your legal name change, such as:

  • A marriage certificate
  • A divorce decree
  • A court order
How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
The process for changing name on drivers license credentials in the state of Minnesota requires that all drivers visit a local DVS branch office to obtain a replacement license. To do so, you must provide the following documentation:

  • A change of name document:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
  • Your current MN drivers license
  • Payment for the appropriate fees

Drivers whose credentials are within the timeframe of drivers license renewal can update their name through the process of renewing.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
The process to update names on ID card documents is quick and easy. Applicants must visit a DVS branch office and provide the following to obtain an identification card replacement:

  • Proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
  • Your current MN ID card
  • Payment for the replacement fee

Applicants who are within the renewal period can change the name on their credentials through ID card renewal.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
In order to file an official name change with the Social Security Administration, submit the following documents:

  • Proof of change of name
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate
  • Proof of identity:
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States:
    • US birth certificate
    • Permanent Resident Card

It is your decision whether you want to submit the appropriate application and the above documents in person or by mail. Visit the Social Security Administration website to learn more.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Once you have updated the name that appears on your Minnesota drivers license or ID card, it is important for you to also perform a name change on car registration. Just like the other procedures, this process comes with a cost. The difference is that this cost varies based on a number of factors, including the vehicle s:

  • Weight.
  • Age.
  • Type.
  • County of registration.

To find out exactly what your fees will be, contact your local DVS branch office.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Purchasing a car title replacement with your new name is an important step to take after your official name change has been processed by the Social Security Administration. Fortunately, getting a new title at the Minnesota DVS is not too expensive. In this situation, there are two separate fees that you must pay: a titling fee and a name change fee. Look below for the breakdown:

  • Titling fee: $10
  • Name change fee: $7.25
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
One of the most important factors to keep in mind when submitting a name change request with the Minnesota DVS is cost. To determine how much money you must pay to submit this request, you must look at the documents you need to update. The breakdown is as follows:

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Proof of residency is not required when applying for a Minnesota drivers license replacement or renewal. Simply bring your original driving document or a primary and secondary proof of ID, and you will meet the document requirements. For non-US citizens, additional proof of legal presence may be required. Any documents that are presented in a language other than English must be translated. Otherwise, they will not be accepted.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
In addition to providing their current Minnesota drivers license or identity documents, non-US citizens are required to provide two different kinds of documents. First, drivers need to give English translations for documents presented in other languages. In addition to the translated documents, additional proof of legal status must be given. Acceptable forms of legal status proof include:

  • I-20 forms
  • DS-2019 forms
  • I-797 forms

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Drivers who choose not to take the necessary steps to change address in Minnesota will incur late fines. These will be placed on their record when they visit the Department of Public Safety to renew their credentials. However, points will not be put on their driving license. Additionally, the late fees will only remain on their record until they are paid off. In any case, make a conscious effort to change your address on time.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
The Department of Public Safety requires drivers to update their address within a certain amount of time. In the state of Minnesota, residents have 30 days to notify the DPS of a motor vehicle change of address. In addition to contacting the DPS, drivers are also required to obtain new documents. If they are within the renewal period, MN drivers may choose to either renew their license or identification card. This will save time that otherwise spent going through the process of ordering a replacement.

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