Name Change On A Colorado Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recommends that you change the name on your Colorado drivers license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

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

3: Via a DMV office

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

A change of name requires drivers to apply for a new license with their new name on it. The driver will need to provide proper proof of a name change and bring appropriate payment in order to process the change of name Colorado drivers license.

Acceptable Forms of Identification For A Name Change On Colorado Drivers License
To accurately keep track of a name change on a Colorado driver license, the state DMV requires the driver to bring proof of the name change to the local DMV office. A Colorado drivers license change of name can only be processed in person. Applicants are advised to generate and download the required form and checklist. These documents will help save time when visiting the DMV office in person. Appropriate proofs of a name change are:

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A non-court ordered name change, such as an individual choosing a new name without having the above paperwork, must complete form DR2203 - Affidavit of Name Change for a Colorado Drivers License/Identification Card. 

Additional Information Regarding Colorado Change Of Name Requirements
An individual wishing to process a Colorado change of name must purchase a new card with the new name. The fee is the same amount ($21) that is charged for a brand new drivers license.

All persons needing to report a name change on Colorado drivers license must first ensure their new name is on file with the Social Security Office. It will take at least 24 hours for the Social Security office to process a name change. If a driver does attempt to file a change of name on a Colorado driver license before this step, the request will be denied.

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