You must file for a name change in the county in which you presently live and are a resident, regardless of where you were born.
Individuals 18 years of age and over may change their names without parental consent.
You must have a Birth Certificate and proof of identity and residency.
Examples of proof of identity:
• Driver’s License
• State, School or Work ID
Examples of proof of residency:
• Utility Bill
• Check Stub
• City or county tax bill
In the case of a minor change of name, if both parents are listed on the Birth Certificate, they both must be present with proper identification. A notarized affidavit from the absent parent will be accepted and that form is available in our office or on our website (under name change forms).
Court costs: cash or credit card
• Zoom- $170.00 (includes $3.50 Order mailing fee)
• Name Change petitions can be filed in the Probate Court Clerk's office Monday through Friday, 9AM-3PM.
• After filing your petition, you will be scheduled a hearing date for the upcoming Thursday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:00. This appointment can be in person or virtually through Zoom.
• After the court hearing, a copy of any Order signed by the Judge will be distributed to the petitioner immediately following in-person hearings or mailed to the petitioner at the address left with the Clerk's office at the time of filing for virtual hearings.