By law, your license MUST be reissued after a name change so that it reflects your current name. There is no charge for the reissued license. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the license to be reissued. The BCI sends renewal notices to the last known address of the license holder.
- If the name change is a result of MARRIAGE, attach a copy 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 along with a note explaining the reason for the name change. Be sure to include your old name, new name and your current mailing address.
Mail the NAME CHANGE letter, documentation AND YOUR LICENSE to:
BCI CWL NAME CHANGE
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502
For security reasons, the BCI is not able to accept a CHANGE OF NAME notification via email or telephone.
If you need confirmation that the BCI received your letter, you may wish to send it via certified mail return receipt requested or similar method that provides a tracking number.