Change of Name
Prior to visiting a DMV office, AAA location, Milford or North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union offices, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall to change your name you must first visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) to file your name change. The change will not be processed at DMV or AAA until the Social Security Administration information is updated, which may take up to 48 hours. All applicants will be verified through SSA.
Requirements needed to change your name at DMV, AAA, Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall are:
Change of Name on Photo License or Non-Driver ID Card:
A completed Change of Name Request (form E-78).
Current driver's license or Non-Driver ID Card.
Certified documentation that shows the change of name (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree probate court documents).
Photocopies and religious marriage certificates will not be accepted
When making any material change (e.g., name change, changes to date of birth, gender changes, etc.) to Connecticut driver's license or Non-Driver ID card, the former driver's license or Non-Driver ID card must be surrendered in conjunction with the issuance of a Temporary Paper Card.
A new license or ID card will be issued indicating the changes made, there is a $30 fee for making this change to your driver's license or Non-Driver ID card.
Note: In a situation where a license has been lost or stolen, the above documentation is required along with the documents and fees that are required to replace a lost, stolen or damaged license.
Change of Name on a Registration (DMV offices only):
For a name change on your registration, the owner must show certified documentation that shows the change of name (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree, probate court documents, etc.). Only the registration document must be presented, as the ownership on the Certificate of Title is not changing. A Registration Affidavit (form B-301) must be completed.
Note: If you do not turn in your current registration a $20.00 duplicate registration fee will be charged.