About Changing Your Name on Your New Hampshire Registration
You must change the name on your car registration in New Hampshire whenever your legal name changes and no longer matches the information on your original DMV records.
For instance, if you legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, court order or any other major life event, you must change car registration and driver’s license information. To update the name on your driver’s license and vehicle registration records, you visit a local office of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to submit your request in person.
You cannot correct the name on these types of documents without visiting a DMV office. To learn more about the steps you must take to update the name on driver records, review the information below.
Your New Hampshire Name Change Checklist
Before changing the name on car registration and driver’s license credentials, you must first notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your new name.
You cannot change your name with the New Hampshire DMV until you notify the SSA of your new name and obtain a replacement Social Security card.
To change your name with the SSA, complete the following steps:
- Complete an application for a new Social Security card.
- Obtain certified proof of your name change, identity and U.S. citizenship status.
- Submit your application materials to your local Social Security office.
Once the SSA processes your request, you must change your name with the New Hampshire DMV. Download our free guide for instructions on changing the name on your vehicle records.
Changing a Name on Car Registration in New Hampshire
To perform an NH DMV name change after updating your information with the SSA, you must first complete an official record change request form.
When completing this application, you will need to provide several documents, including:
- Your full name, date of birth and driver’s license number.
- Your new legal name.
- Other personal information, such as your height, weight and gender.
After filling out your DMV change of name request form, you must gather certified proof of your name change. Depending on the nature of your request, acceptable proof may include a certified marriage certificate or divorce decree.
Once you obtain proof of your name change, submit your request using one of the following application methods.
At a Local DMV Office
To perform a New Hampshire name change on car registration credentials, visit any DMV registration office in the state to submit your completed application and certified proof of your name change.
At the DMV Concord Office
If you prefer, you may visit the DMV’s main office in Concord to submit your completed application and proof of your name change.
Want tips on how to complete the process quicker and easier? Download our free guide.