Updating Your Vehicle Record
You need to update your vehicle record after taking on your husband's name after marriage. You have to fill and submit a Certification of Title. Fill the statement and write your new name under the heading 'New Registered Owner'. The statement requires you to put down the reasons why you are changing your name. Add your new signature also.
Asking the Lien Holder
In case your vehicle is under the title of a financial institution, you have to ask them to carry out this procedure. You have to send the documents to the lien holder and it will send it to the DMV. Make sure you discuss the process with the lien holder beforehand. The lien holder will have to present the Certification of Title along with the statement for name change to the DMV. You can change your name free of cost. Charges apply only in the case of adding or removing the name of a party or owner to your vehicle.
Doing it the Easy Way
As you may have noticed, the process of changing your name involves a mind-numbing steps. There are several organizations across the nation that have to be notified when you decide to take your husband's surname or vice versa. These include financial institutions, insurance companies and government agencies. Informing a large number of organizations is time consuming. While some of them allow you to do the needful through the internet, the others will require a personal visit or phone call from you. Plus, you have to provide a copy of your marriage certificate as evidence of your marriage which is why you need the extra copies. The total time spent on this process can be saved by contacting professional services that deal with the agencies and institutions on your behalf. For a nominal fee, you get to save over 13 hours of your precious time.