Update your identity documents
Once you have your Decree Changing Name or other legal document listing your new legal name (like your marriage certificate), you can take this document to the agencies that issue legal documents and request new documents.
There's no one place to update all your records. You will need to contact each agency to update your information and get a new card issued.
US Social Security Card
California Driver's License or ID Card
California Birth Certificate
California marriage certificate
With a court order, you can change your name on your marriage certificate:
- If you had a public marriage, pay a fee and file a copy of the certified order with the State Registrar. The State Registrar will issue you a new certificate.
- If you had a confidential marriage, pay a fee and file the order with the county recorder's office in the county that issued the marriage certificate. The county recorder will issue you a new certificate.