Kentucky

How to Change Your Name on Your Kentucky Registration

You must change name on car registration in Kentucky whenever your legal name changes and no longer matches the information on your original registration. To make this change, you must visit your local county clerk’s office to update your vehicle registration records in person. 

Before changing name on car registration credentials, you must update the information on your Social Security card, and driver’s license or ID card. After meeting these requirements, you can update your vehicle registration records. 

To learn more about how to change car registration information after a marriage, divorce, court order or any other life event that results in the change of your name, review the information below. 

Your Kentucky Name Change Checklist

Before you change name on car registration materials, you must apply for a replacement Social Security card that displays your new name. To change your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you will need to submit some of the following documents to your local Social Security office:

  • A completed application 
  • Legal proof of the name change
  • Photo identification

Download our free guide for a full list of documents you will need to change your name on your car registration. 

After obtaining your replacement Social Security card, the next step is visiting your local court clerk’s office. You must update the information on your Kentucky driver’s license within 10 days of legally changing your name. During your office visit, submit proof of Kentucky residency, evidence of your name change and the payment for the required fee. 

How to Perform a Name Change on Car Registration in Kentucky

After performing a KY DMV name change to update the information on your state-issued driver’s license, you must correct the name on your vehicle registration credentials.