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Time to Change Your Name on Your License, ID, or Title

Getting Married? Recently Divorced? Legal Name Change?

What steps do you need to take to make this transition easier? Something to think about as you make changes to your bank accounts, property leases and documents, and vehicle titles and registrations is that you’ll need a new driver license or ID card.

Getting a New Driver License or ID

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division requires you to report any name or address changes within 10 days, but there are some steps to take before getting a new driver license with your new name.

We cannot issue a credential without verifying your Social Security number, so you must first make any changes with them. Contact the Social Security Administration HERE or by calling 1-800-772-1213 for information on what the SSA requires.

Once you have done that, wait 48 hours before coming in for your new credential.

When you come into our office, please make sure you have AT LEAST ONE the following:

  • Marriage Certificate/License

  • Court Order

  • Divorce Decree

  • Certificate of Citizenship/Naturalization

Please remember- the documents you bring in MUST BE ORIGINALS OR CERTIFIED COPIES (certified by the issuing agency).

Changing Name on Title or Registration

Do you also want to change your name on your title or registration? If so please bring in your existing title. If more than one owner is listed on the title, Ownership Status will determine if one or all owners listed will need to be present to sign title.

"OR" Legal Status

This ownership is a joint tenancy-the owners' names will appear on the title as in this example: JOHN DOE OR JANE DOE. Both signatures are not required.

"AND" Legal Status

This ownership is a tenancy in common. The owners' names will appear on the title as in this example: JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE. The signatures of all owners will be required. In the event of the death of either party, the interest of the deceased party must be handled by probate action, or by completing a Non-probate Affidavit.

"AND/OR" Legal Status

This ownership is a joint tenancy with right of survivorship. The owners' names will appear on the title as in this example: JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE. The signatures of both parties will be required, if both are living. Upon proof of death (original/Certified Copy of Death Certificate), the survivor may sign alone. If there is a lien on your vehicle, a lien release or written permission from the lien holder/lender will be required.

For more information on this or any of your Motor Vehicle or Driver License needs, please call us: (480) 677-3132 for our Queen Creek office or (520) 788-6014 for our Florence office. Both locations offer a more personal and pleasurable alternative to a traditional MVD office. At Power Tags Titles and More, all of our customers are treated with a more personal fashion and ensure a more expeditious experience.

"Always find good and friendly service here. They are knowledgeable and take the time to serve you." - Mike Terry

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