Instructions for Name Change

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Informational Pamphlet

Complete form packets for Name Changes

Below are pdf packets that contain all the forms required. Click to download.

Individual Forms for Name Changes

The following are a collection of the individual forms one may need for all case types.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the Requirements for Changing a Name?

A person desiring to change his or her name must be a resident of Hamilton County for at least one year prior to the filing of an application, with this Court.

What is the Procedure for Changing a Name?

  1. Obtain appropriate forms from Probate Court. Complete the forms and file with the Probate Court and pay court costs. At the time of filing, a case number and hearing date are assigned.
  2. You must place the required legal ad in a paper of general circulation in Hamilton County at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing. Proof of such publication shall be filed by you at the time of the hearing.
  3. A certified copy of the birth certificate shall be presented to the Probate Court with the Application to Change the Name of a Minor.