How to Change Your Name on Your Maine Registration

You must change the name on your car registration in Maine whenever your legal name changes.

Common reasons include a marriage, divorce, adoption and court order. 

To make this change, you must visit your local town office to submit your request in person by visiting your local branch of the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). 

To learn more about the steps you must take to update your vehicle registration credentials, review the sections below. 

How to Change Name on Car Registration in Maine

Before you can change your car registration and driver’s license information, you must first notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your new name. 

To do so, forward a completed application for a new Social Security card to your local Social Security office. You will also need to submit proof of your name change, identity and U.S. citizenship status.

In most cases, you can submit your application materials in person or by mail. 

Download our free guide for step-by-step instructions on how to complete this task. 

Once you have updated your Social Security card, you can visit your local town office to to perform a name change on car registration credentials.

Currently, you cannot submit your request online or by mail. You must do so in person.