You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :

  • You are a resident of the county where you are filing this request, AND,
  • You want to ask the Court to change your name, AND,
  • You are an adult 18 years or older, AND,
  • You do not have a minor child(ren), AND,
  • You are prepared under penalty of perjury to inform the Court whether you have ever been convicted of a felony and whether there are any pending charges against you for a felony or other offense involving false statements or misrepresentation of identity, AND,
  • You understand the name change will neither harm your rights nor release you from any obligations or liabilities incurred under your current name, AND,
  • You are not changing your name to that of another person for the purpose of committing any crime or furthering any offense involving fraud or misrepresentation of identity.



NOTE: You do not need to request a name change through the Court if you get married and want to use your spouse's last name.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Request a Change of Name for an Adult With No Minor Children - CVNCA1

Or download instructions and forms individually


Procedures: How to File a Change of Name With This Court - cvnca10p


Civil Cover Sheet - cv10f


Application for Change of Name for an Adult - cvnc11f


Notice of Hearing Regarding Application for Change of Name - cvnc18f


Marital Waiver of Notice - cvnc16f


Affidavit of Service by Certified Mail - cvnc24f


Order Changing Name for an Adult - cvnc81f

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