Amend information on your driver's license or ID card

If you are looking to change information on your driver's license, Mass ID, or Liquor ID you will need to notify the RMV.

Contact

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Phone

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

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The Details

What you need

Address change

By law you have to notify the RMV of a change of address within 30 days of moving. This can be done through phone, online, or in-person.

If you are only changing your address, write the new residential address using permanent ink on the back of the driver's license or ID card in the area provided, or you can have a driver's license/ ID issued for $25.

Name change

You may change your name with no documentation as long as there is no attempt to defraud.

You must go to a RMV Service Center to have a new photo and signature captured, and obtain a new driver's license or ID card.

Gender change

If you are changing your gender designation, you will need to fill out our Gender Designation Change Form and have it signed by a physician or social services worker and bring the completed for to one of our Service Centers.

Veteran's indicator

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were honorably discharged can choose to have the word "Veteran" printed on their MA license or ID card. The veteran's indicator can be added at the time of your license or ID card renewal or when you order a duplicate permit, license, or ID card.

You will need to present a completed license and ID application and one of the following documents to prove eligibility:

  • A DD-214 that indicates honorable discharge; only the long form (full page) is acceptable
  • A DD-215 that indicates honorable discharge
  • An Honorable Discharge form

Organ donor

When you apply for a Massachusetts driver's license or ID, you will have the opportunity to become an organ and tissue donor. By registering as an organ and tissue donor with the RMV, you will be entered into the Massachusetts Donor Registry, which is legal consent for donation. However, also share your decision to donate with your family and friends so that they know about your decision to become an organ and tissue donor.

Even if you are currently a registered donor, you still need to check "yes" on question 1 of the Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application in order to remain in the donor registry.

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Amend License/ID Information $25 each

How to amend

Change your address and/or organ donor status information online. You will need to provide your:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Driver's license, learner's permit, or ID number
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number 

 

Call the RMV's Contact Center for an address change, where an RMV representative will change your information.

(857) 368-8000 

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

(800) 858-3926
From all other Massachusetts area codes

TTY: (877) 768-8833
For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

You may also order a duplicate driver's license or ID card if you want your card to reflect the change.

Bring the completed application, along with all proper documentation and fees to an RMV Service Center.

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Phone

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

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