Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Both your driver s license and car registration should have an accurate and up-to-date address. If the PA DOT currently has an incorrect address on file, you have up to 15 days to notify them of your address change. You have the option to do this online, in person or by mail. When compiling an address change checklist, make sure to have payment ready for the change of address fee.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
It is highly recommended that you contact your insurance company directly to find out the steps to change address details on your account. You may be able to complete this change over the phone, or a representative may need you to make an in-person visit with documentation confirming your new residence. In any case, have a full description of your vehicle readily available so they can locate you in the system and apply this change.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
For an address change request on your vehicle registration, you can submit your updated information online, in person or by mail. Make sure to fill out a Change of Address form if you are changing your address online.

To complete your address change by mail, send the form to the address below:

PennDOT PO Box 68272 Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation only allows commercial drivers to make an official address change either in person or by mail. If you choose to complete this change by mail, make sure to send a filled out Commercial Driver s License Application to Replace/Correct application, along with proper payment, to the address below:

PennDOT PO Box 68272 Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272

Keep in mind that you will be required to sign your application in the presence of a notary.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation allows drivers to complete an official address changeon their license online, in person or by mail. Choose the option that is most convenient for you.

Online

To change your address online, visit the PA DOT website and follow the proper instructions on the screen. Make sure to have your driver s license number handy, as well as other personal information upon request.

In Person

Visit your local DOT office to complete this change with a DMV representative. Make sure to bring your PA driver s license with you and other documentation confirming your new residence.

By Mail

To complete your address change by mail, fill out the Non-commercial Driver s License/Identification Card/Learner s Permit Application to Renew/Replace/Change/Correctapplication and send it to the address below:

PennDOT PO Box 68272 Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
Whenaddress changinga Pennsylvania identification card, submit your request online, in person or by mail.

Online

To change your address online, simply visit the PA DOT website and follow the proper instructions on the screen. Make sure to have your ID card number available, as well as other personal information upon request.

In Person

Visit your local DOT office to complete this change with a DMV representative. Make sure to bring your PA ID card with you and documentation confirming your new residence.

By Mail

To complete your address change by mail, fill out the Non-commercial Driver s License/Identification Card/Learner s Permit Application to Renew/Replace/Change/Correct application and send it to the address below:

PennDOT PO Box 68272 Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Submitting a name change request with a Pennsylvania car insurance company is simple. Just call your provider or visit a local branch and notify a representative of your recent name change. You will likely be asked to provide personal information to verify your identity, and your request will be processed.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Drivers can change name on car registration in person or by mail with the following documents:

o Only Side A should be completed if you do not want an updated title.

  • Proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
  • Drivers whose names will not be their birth name, a spouse s name or a name that has been given by court order must also provide:
    • An updated Social Security card.
    • Two documents that feature the new name:
  • A voter registration card
  • A US passport

Updated registration cards are provided at no cost.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
In order to request a name change in Pennsylvania, a driver must submit the following:

  • Proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
  • In the event your new name is not your birth name, a spouse s name or one that is court ordered, you must also bring:
    • An updated Social Security card.
    • Two documents that show your new name:
  • Voter registration card
  • A US passport
  • Payment, if applicable, for the $27.50 replacement fee.

These documents can be submitted in person at a driver license center or by mail.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
The process to change names on ID cards is similar to updating a drivers license. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out a Photo Identification Card Application to Change/Correct/Replace/Renew Form DL-54B
  2. Provide proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Court order
  3. If your new name is not your birth name, a spouse s name or one that has been given via court order, also provide:
    • Your new Social Security card.
    • Two documents that have your new name on them:
      • A voter registration card
      • A US passport
  1. Payment for the $27.50 identification card replacement fee.
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Before updating your drivers license, you must perform an official name changewith the Social Security Administration. This can be done in person at a local SSA office or by mail by providing the following documents:

  • A filled out Application for a Social Security Card
  • Proof of identity:
    • driving license
    • Passport
  • Proof of name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
  • Proof of legal presence in the US
    • US birth certificate (citizens)
    • Permanent Resident Card (non-citizens)

To learn more, visit the Social Security Administration website.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Drivers who only want to update a vehicle registration card do not have to worry about paying anything. There is no fee to change names on registration cards. Yet you are encouraged to order a duplicate car registration certificate that shows your new name.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
In order to change name on car title in Pennsylvania and obtain a corrected certificate, one must pay a fee of $50. By paying this fee, the driver will receive an updated vehicle title and registration card for their files.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
The amount of money a driver must pay when going through a DMV name change in Pennsylvania varies based on what documents he or she is updating. The breakdown of charges is as follows:

  • An updated standard license: $27.50
  • An updated CDL: $27.50
  • An updated title: $50
  • An updated registration card: Free
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
When going through an address change checklist, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation may ask you to present certain documentation that confirms your new address. Acceptable documents include the following:

  • Utility bills
  • Mortgage statement
  • Official document from your bank or financial institution
  • PA car title
  • PA car registration
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Any other official document with your new address

Make sure to contact the DOT ahead of time to find out if there are any additional documents you must present.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
When address changing, it is important that you contact the PA DOT to find out if you are required to submit any documentation that confirms your legal status in the country. Some acceptable documents include the following:

  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Employment Authorization Card

Foreign passport with attached temporary I-551

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
If you do not complete an address change request with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, you may face fines and other penalties. In order to avoid any issues, make sure to notify the DOT of your change of address within 15 days of settling in to your new place.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
You must notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation of your address changing within 15 days of your move. Failure to do so may result in fines and penalties. For more information, contact the PA DOT office nearest you.

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