Change of Name on Tennessee Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Tennessee DMV recommends that you change the name on your IL car registration 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. 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.

Name Change On Tennessee Car Registration

After you legally change your name in Tennessee, you will have to update your driver's license. The Department of Safety & Homeland Security does not process name changes online, so you will need to visit your local driver service center. Bring your current license, along with the original or certified document detailing the reason for the name change. These documents can include a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. A copy of a court document is acceptable only if it has an original signature/seal affixed to it. After providing the necessary documentation, you will need to pay a fee for a duplicate license.