Change of Name on Maryland Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Maryland MVA recommends that you change the name on your MD 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 MVA related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. 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 MVA in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVA.

3: Via a MVA office

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

Name Change On Maryland Car Registration

Before changing your name on your Pennsylvania car registration, you must make sure that this change has been made via the United States Social Security Administration. For detailed information on how this can be expedited, 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
  • Divorce decree
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Court-ordered document

Once this is complete, you may then proceed to request a name change on your car registration. For more information on how to change your name on your MD car registration, visit: