2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-9A - Legal Name Of Licensee; Endorsement.

NJ Rev Stat § 39:3-9A (2016) What's This?

39:3-9a Legal name of licensee; endorsement.

2.Each driver's license issued pursuant to R.S.39:3-10 shall have the legal name of the licensee endorsed thereon in his own handwriting. For purposes of this section, legal name shall mean the name recorded on a birth certificate unless otherwise changed by marriage, divorce or order of court. The director may require that only the legal name be recorded on the driver's license. A person who has been issued a driver's license pursuant to R.S.39:3-10 whose name is changed due to marriage, divorce or by order of court shall notify the director of the change in name within two weeks after the change is made.

A person who fails to notify the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles of a change in name as required in this section shall be subject to a fine. A person who is fined under this section for a violation of this section shall not be subject to a surcharge under the New Jersey Merit Rating Plan as provided in section 6 of P.L.1983, c.65 (C.17:29A-35).

For the purposes of this section, a digitized signature image shall constitute a licensee's signature in his own handwriting. A digitized signature image is an electronic representation of a person's written signature.

L.1987,c.20,s.2; amended 1988, c.8, s.1; 1999, c.28, s.1.


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