Change of Name on Wisconsin Car Registration

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The Wisconsin DMV recommends that you change the name on your WI car registration as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in Wisconsin can facilitate the processes involved in many BMV related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new WI vehicle registration, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official Wisconsin forms and publications, as well as other useful Wisconsin resources.

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 Wisconsin Car Registration

The state of Wisconsin does not require that you update your vehicle registration if any of the aspects located on the form have changed. Instead, you are simply asked to make such changes to your driver's license. By doing so, you are effectively changing your name with the Wisconsin DMV. Thus, when you are issued a new vehicle registration or other such document, you will receive it with the updated name as it appears on your new driver's license. Nevertheless, you are given the option to mail in or bring your current title and ownership confirmation if you want to request a name change. Find the DMV nearest you by clicking here: https://trust.dot.state.wi.us/cscfinder/cscsearch.do.