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I Need To Change My Name or Update The Address On The License

Name Change:
Your license MUST be reissued after a name change. You are required to have the license reissued in your new name. There is no charge for the reissued license. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the license to be reissued.

If the name change is a result of MARRIAGE, also send a photocopy of your marriage certificate along with a note explaining that your name has changed because you got married. Be sure to include your full maiden name, married name, and your current mailing address.

If the name change is a result of DIVORCE or COURT ORDER for change of name, you must submit a certified copy of the court's judgment or order. You can obtain a certified copy from the clerk of court in which the legal action took place. There is usually a fee for the certified copy. Send the certified copy, along with a note explaining the reason for your name change. Be sure to include your old name, the new name, and your current mailing address.

Send NAME CHANGE notification along with your license and any required documentation to:

BCI CWL Section
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502

For security reasons, the BCI is not able to accept these CHANGE OF NAME notifications via e-mail or telephone. Sorry, due to the volume of mail we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt of these notification letters.

Address Change:
A license holder is required by law to notify the BCI within thirty (30) days of a change of address. Send a letter, via regular mail, to the BCI, in which you provide your full legal name, date of birth, old address, new address, and the effective date of the new address.

If you would like to have your existing license reissued with the new address, you must include the license with the address notification letter. You are not required to have your license reissued - as long as you have notified BCI of your new address, your license remains valid and in full effect until the license expiration date. There is no charge for the reissued license. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the license to be reissued.

Send the change of address letter (and your license, if you want it reissued) to:

BCI CWL Section
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502

For security reasons, the BCI is not able to accept these CHANGE OF ADDRESS notifications via e-mail or telephone. Sorry, due to the volume of mail we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt of these notification letters.