Name & Address Change

You can update your Rhode Island driver's license at any DMV branch location or at a AAA branch office (members only; middle name updates and ADDRESS changes only).

Name Change

  • Bring your current Rhode Island license.
  • You need to complete and sign the License/ID/Permit Application
  • One document showing your correct name. Refer to the third page of the License/ID/Permit Application for a list of documents needed to perform this transaction.

NOTE: FIRST NAMES AND LAST NAMES CANNOT BE CHANGED ON LICENSES OR IDs AT AAA LOCATIONS. MIDDLE NAMES CAN BE UPDATED FOR PURPOSES OF UPDATING TO A REAL ID ONLY.

Legal Requirements: Name change must be done with Social Security first. It will take 24 hours for changes at Social Security to become effective for the DMV to process your transaction.

Address Change

  • Bring current driver's license.
  • You need to complete and sign the License/ID/Permit Application.
  • Online: Change your address it's quick and easy.
  • By Mail: Use the Change of Address form. Send the form to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Address Change, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920. There is no fee for this address change. Print your new address on the back of the license in the space provided.

Legal Requirements: License holders are required by law to notify the DMV within ten days of any change in address.

Procedure for Changing Gender Designation on Driver's License or Identification Card

Applicants requesting a change of the gender designation on their driver's license or identification card from that showing on their identity proof documents must:

  • Surrender any current state-issued license or identification card.
  • Submit a completed Gender Designation form.
  • Pay applicable fees for new or updated license or identification card. The applicant shall have a new photograph taken.

Name changes related to gender are completed via submission of appropriate court documents and also must be reflected on the Social Security card. Please refer to the RI DMV Document Checklist- License and ID Cards.