Name Changes


Documents needed:

  1. A signed, notarized Petition for Name Change, stating the desired new name and new maiden name if applicable. 
  2. Copy of birth certificate.
  3. Copy of a valid photo I.D. of Petitioner, such as driverís license or state I.D.
  4. Two proofs of residency in Marion County, such as a power bill or garbage bill.
  5. Court cost deposit of $25.00. (Note: final bill may be more than $25.00)
  6. Notarized consent to change the minorís name from any parent who is not a petitioner.
  7. Notarized consent of the minor if 14 years of age or older. 

NOTE:  Any known parent whose name does not appear on the minorís birth certificate must begiven notice of the court hearing (with proof of service provided to the Court).  An executed consent and waiver from such parent may be submitted in lieu of service.