Don’t forget to change your name…..
Name changes do not happen automatically upon marriage.
You will need to contact each entity individually to inform them of your new name. Some agencies will require you to provide them with a certified copy of your marriage certificate, available at the county in which the marriage license was obtained. Those who apply for their license in Pend Oreille County have the option to prepay $3.00 to have a certified copy mailed to them after the ceremony. Once the marriage officiant returns the completed paperwork, we certify and mail a copy of the recorded certificate. Please note that the officiant has 30 days to return the signed paperwork to the recording department.
Here is a list of key places you may need to inform of your new name:
Social Security Administration
714 N Ironbridge Way #100
Spokane, WA 99202
Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Web Site: SSA.gov
Note: The SSA notifies the IRS of name changes
1600 W 1st Street
Newport WA 99156
Note: Open on Wednesdays only
Pend Oreille County Department of Licensing
625 W 4th Street, Newport WA
Note: you will need to bring in your title to update your name, a new title will then be issued to you.
Banks or other institutions that you have financial accounts with
Credit cards & other credit accounts
Stock certificates & other investments
Insurance of all kinds: medical, life, auto, home