Following the loss of a loved one, there are various entities to inform, including the Utah Department of Public Safety Driver License Division (DLD) if the deceased person held a Utah driver's license or state ID. This activity is essential to prevent any misuse of the deceased's identification and to update the state records.
Who Should Be Notified
The Utah Department of Public Safety Driver License Division should be notified if the deceased held a Utah driver's license or state ID. This allows the DLD to update their records and prevent potential identity theft.
When to Notify
It's advisable to notify the Utah DLD as soon as feasible after the death of the license or ID holder. This will help ensure that the deceased's driving records are immediately updated.
How to Notify
Notification can be made by mailing a copy of the death certificate to Utah Driver License Division, P.O. Box 144501, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4501. If possible, include the deceased's driver's license or ID number. Alternatively, the death certificate can be delivered in person to a local DLD office.
What to Expect After Notification
Once the DLD is notified, they will update their records to indicate the person's deceased status. The deceased's driver's license or state ID will be cancelled to prevent possible misuse. If the deceased owned any vehicles, additional steps might be necessary to transfer or sell the vehicle.
Tips for Notification
When communicating with the Utah DLD, always request a receipt or confirmation of the notification. Keep this for your records. If the deceased owned a vehicle, be sure to inquire about the process for transferring ownership or selling the vehicle.
Notifying the Utah Department of Public Safety Driver License Division following the death of a loved one is a fundamental task in the overall estate settlement process. Prompt notification can prevent potential identity theft and contribute to the smooth handling of vehicle-related issues.
Q: What if I don't have the deceased's driver's license or ID number?
A: The Utah DLD can typically locate the person's record with their full name and date of birth. However, providing the license or ID number can expedite the process.
Q: What happens to the deceased's vehicle registration?
A: If the deceased owned a vehicle, the registration and title might need to be transferred to the new owner. This process is separate from notifying the DLD of the death and may require additional steps.
Q: Can I notify the DLD online?
A: Currently, the Utah DLD does not offer an online option to report a death. Notification must be done by mail or in person.