Name Change On A Alabama Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state DLD recommends that you change the name on your Alabama drivers license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DLD 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 the free forms and general instructions available from the DLD offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DLD forms and/or provide links to DLD online services. You will also receive 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 DLD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DLD.

3: Via a DLD office

If you prefer to access DLD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DLD office location. Varying DLD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DLD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DLD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

Changing Your Name on Your Alabama Drivers License

When you are visiting a DLD location to change your name, you will need to bring your current drivers license. You may also need:

A document from the Probate Judge confirming the name change might also be required.


Drivers will need to pay a fee of $18.50 to complete the change of name before receiving a new Alabama driver's license.

Applicants can obtain a form for a Social Security Card name change and fill out all the details. Drivers should then take it to their local Social Security Office or Card Center. They will then be able to use it to change their name on their Alabama drivers license. All documents must be originals or certified copies.

Obtaining a Court Order For an Alabama Change Of Name

If a driver is performing a name change on a Alabama drivers license for reasons other than those that provide valid documentation, it can be done through a Probate Judge. The applicant must complete this process in person by going to the Probate Judges office with proof of their current name. These applicants will be given a name change form to complete. There is a $15 fee to complete this process.

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