(Closed) Changing Name LAS VEGAS NV

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I haven’t gotten married in Las Vegas but where I got married, you receive the marriage license back and you use that to go to the social security office and the DMV in order to change your name.

It doesn’t cost money to change your name with either of those places, the only place I might have needed to pay was if I changed the title on my home.

Post # 5
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No, they won’t give you the paperwork when you get your marriage license. But you can print it out from this website:


Once you get your marriage certificate, you go to your local Social Security Office, then the DMV. Those are the 2 best places to start.

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

After our wedding our officiant mailed our signed marriage license in and when we received it back I took it to the social security office and changed my name. Then I made an appointment with the DMV to change my name, bringing my marriage license and all other requisite identifications. I’m not sure if that process is different in Las Vegas. All I needed was the original marriage license and whatever other types of ID the separate places required (such as, SS card, birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.) The new SS card cost me nothing but they charged me $25 for the new license. I had to re-take my picture too. 

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

To clarify, when you do change your name you need to check at separate websites what you are required to bring in. 

The DMV requires more types of ID (I brought my SS card, a birth certificate, my vehicle registration, bank statement, as well as marriage license) and the Social office requires an application which you can print offline and fill out to take with you. 

Post # 9
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

PPs are correct, you get a copy of your marriage license and then go to SS and the DMV. There is no easier way.

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