Name Change On An Indiana Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state BMV recommends that you change the name on your Indiana 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 BMV 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 BMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local BMV.

3: Via a BMV office

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




You will need to bring:

  • Proof of Name Change (see below)
  • Proof of Identity (see below)
  • Proof of residency (if you also changed your address)

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Proof of Identity

You need one document to prove your identity when you apply for a name change. The most common proof of identity documents include:

Proof of Name or Gender Change

Acceptable documents supporting a change include:

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