Change of Name on Alabama Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Alabama DLD recommends that you change the name on your AL car registration 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.

Name Change On Alabama Car Registration

If you have or are about to make a change to your name, then it is of the utmost importance that you notify the parties that need to know. One particular entity that you may not have realized is important in this case is the Department of Motor Vehicles in Alabama. Think about how your name appears on your driver's license and on your car registration. Since that's no longer true to your current situation, you've got to make a change. Fortunately, making this adjustment to your vehicle registration is as simple as can be. All you have to do is visit the DMV location that is closest to you. Find it right here.