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Please Note:   Original Certified Birth Certificates must be filed for every person seeking to change their name. No abstracts, hospital certificates or copies of birth certificates will be accepted. If name has previously been changed by court order or marriage, you must file those documents.

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Form Name Description Of Form Form Instructions
Change of Name Petition Petitioner must complete all applicable sections of this form.
Request for Record Information (CORI) This form must be completed and filed with the Petition.  
Motion to Waive Publication Publication is required in all name change cases unless waived by a judge. This form can be used to ask for such a waiver.