Name Change On A Pennsylvania Drivers License

If you have recently gotten married, divorced, or otherwise changed your legal name, the state Driver & Vehicle Services (DVS) requires that you update this information on your Pennsylvania driver license as soon as possible.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in Pennsylvania can facilitate the processes involved in many DOT related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new PA driver’s license or ID card, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official Pennsylvania forms and publications, as well as other useful PA resources.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DVS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DVS.

3: Via a DVS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DVS office. Varying DVS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DVS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DVS allows you to make a personal appointment.

Changing your name on a Pennsylvania Drivers License

Pennsylvania Name Change Form Details

  • For a commercial drivers license name change, a person must fill out form DL-80CD. However, if the person's drivers license expires in the next six months, they must fill out a DL-143CD to renew their drivers license with the name change.
  • To change your name on a learners permit, you must fill out form DL-31.
  • For a non-commercial drivers license name change, you must fill out form DL-80.  If your drivers license expires within the next six months, you must fill out form DL-143 to go ahead and renew their drivers license with the drivers license name change.
  • For a photo identification card, you must simply fill out a DL-54B form.

Payment to update a name on a Pennsylvania drivers license is only accepted via check or money order. To confirm the proper fee, contact the DVS by calling (717) 412-5300.

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