How to Change Your Name on Your Louisiana Registration

Before you may change name on car registration in Louisiana, you must notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your new name and apply for a replacement Social Security card. Then, you may change car registration and driver’s license information with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). Changing your name with the SSA first is important because since the OMV will verify your new name against SSA records.

To notify the SSA of your new legal name, you must complete a Social Security card application. Submit the completed application to your local Social Security office along with proof of your name change, identity and U.S. citizenship status. After making this change, you will receive a replacement Social Security card that displays your new legal name.

To learn more about changing name on car registration and SSA credentials, download our free step-by-step guide here.

Your Louisiana Name Change Checklist

To perform a name change on car registration materials after updating your information with the SSA, you must first correct the information on your Louisiana driver’s license or identification card.