NAME CHANGE

(Legal name change for an adult)

Select "get started" to begin the process.

INCLUDES:

Detailed Instructions

Civil Cover Sheet

Petition for Name Change

Notice of Petition

List of Publications to file Notice

Proof of Publication with Exhibit Sheet

Request for Submission

Proposed Order for Name Change

*All prices do not include the Court's filing fee or the publication fee. 

Typically they run around $260 and the publication fee typically runs around $150-$200.. 

($550)

HOW IT WORKS

Any person who wishes to change their name can do so by filing with the District Court where you live. You must disclose to the Court the reasons you wish to change your name and it cannot be changed for any fraudulent or illegal reasons.

You must include your current name, the name you wish to take, whether you have been convicted of a felony and if you would like your birth certificate to be changed as well. 

 

Once the Petition is filed, you will need to have the Notice of your name change with a local newspaper. Once that is completed, you will submit your request with the Court. 

 

After the Court issues the Order to change your name, you will then have to send the various agencies (DMV, Social Security, Vital Statists, banks, etc.) a certified copy of your name change order. 

INFORMATION

Detailed Instructions

Civil Cover Sheet

Petition for Name Change

Notice of Petition

List of Publications to file Notice

Proof of Publication with Exhibit Sheet

Request for Submission

Proposed Order for Name Change

*All prices do not include the Court's filing fees.

Typically they run around $260 and the publication fee typically runs around $150-$200 additional.

GETTING STARTED

STEP ONE

Complete the 

 online

Questionnaire

STEP TWO

Review and print

all completed

forms

STEP THREE

STEP FOUR

File completed and signed forms.

Publish a Notice in

the local newspaper

STEP FIVE

STEP SIX

Submit to the Court

Provide Certified copy of the

Order to the various agencies