5 Organizations To Notify After Marriage When Changing Your Name

How Do I Change My Name After Marriage?

How to legally change your name after marriage

If you wish to change your last name upon marriage and begin using the new name immediately after the marriage ceremony, be sure to notify the following organizations about the change:

Social Security 

Fill out Social Security’s Form ss-5. and either mail it or take it to your nearest social security office.  Include the documents requested on the forms, which include your marriage certificate. (ensuring they are certified copies). There is no fee for this service.

Driver's License

Bring your driver's license, social security card, and a certified copy of your marriage record to your nearest DMV. There will be a small fee for the new card. (For more information about correcting your DMV records click here. 

Voter Registration

You can change your name for voting at the DMV office as well. Click here to do so. 

Personal Property

Notify the Commissioner of Revenue of the city in which you reside of your name change within 30 days of the change.

Address Changes

If you will also be changing your address, don't forget to notify the DMV (for both license and voting), the Commissioner of Revenue (for personal property taxes), the U.S. Postal Service and the IRS (federal taxes) 

Other Entities To Consider

Don't forget to notify other agencies, businesses, and associates that your name and/or business has changed. When updating subscription addresses, you can also update your name.

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