About Changing Your Name on Your Oregon Registration
You must change the name on your car registration in Oregon whenever your legal name changes after any major life event, such as marriage, adoption or divorce.
To do so, you must visit a local Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV) office or submit your request by mail.
Before changing your name on car registration credentials, however, you must first update the information on your Oregon driver’s license and Social Security card.
To learn how to change car registration in OR following a name change, review the information below.
Your Oregon Name Change Checklist
Before you can change the name on car registration credentials, notify the SSA of your new name and obtain a replacement Social Security card.
The first step in this process is submitting an application to your local Social Security office in person or by mail.
After changing your name with the SSA and applying for a new Social Security card, you must visit a local DMV office to update the information on your driver’s license records.
During your visit, you must submit some of the following items:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of your Oregon address
- Proof of your name change
- Payment for the required fee
If you need to obtain certified proof of your name change before submitting your request to the DMV, contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
After updating the name on your driver’s license, you will receive a replacement credential that displays your new name.
Download our free, helpful guide for a list of documents you may need to change the name on your car registration.
Performing a Name Change on Car Registration in Oregon
After performing an OR DMV name change to update the information on your state-issued driver’s license, you must update the name on your vehicle registration and titling credentials.
You can submit your name change request in one of two ways: in person or by mail.
Learn more about these application methods in the sections below.
To update your vehicle registration credentials in person, you must first gather the necessary documents. This includes proof of identity with your new name and the vehicle’s original certificate of title.
There is also a fee that you must pay when completing the process.
To change the name on your car registration and titling credentials by mail, forward your completed application, existing title certificate and payment for the required fee to the DMV’s office in Salem.
Need more information on how to complete this task? Download our free guide.