When a change of name is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 171.11, or requested by an applicant who is an individual, the documentation in subparts 2 and 3 must be presented by the applicant.
If the applicant is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 171.11, or desires to change the last name, add an additional middle name or last name, or change any name:
The applicant must first present a Minnesota driver's license, identification card, or permit that is current or expired for one year or less, or a driver's license, identification card, or permit issued by a United States state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or a Canadian province or territory that is current or not expired for more than one year and has a color photograph or electronically produced or digitized image of the applicant.
If the applicant cannot present a document specified in item A, then the applicant must present a primary and secondary document as specified in part 7410.0400, subparts 2 and 3, to verify the identity of the applicant before the name change.
To verify the name change, the applicant must then present one of the following documents:
a copy of the applicant's certificate of marriage certified by the issuing government jurisdiction;
a certified copy of a court order specifying the name change; or
a certified copy of a divorce decree or dissolution of marriage granted the applicant that specifies the name changes requested from a court of competent jurisdiction.
An applicant may use the applicant's last name prior to marriage on the driver's license, identification card, permit, or title in place of the middle name. A certified copy of the applicant's record of birth from a United States or Canadian jurisdiction as specified in part 7410.0400, subpart 2, item B, is acceptable as proof of that name.
To change the owner's full name on a vehicle title or registration:
for a person other than an individual, the owner must present to the department:
the index receipt number where the change of name is registered or filed with the Secretary of State; or
the name listed as the federal taxpayer identification name if no filing or registration has been made or none is required with the Secretary of State; or
23 SR 832; 25 SR 616; L 2001 1Sp9 art 15 s 32
October 11, 2007