Name Change Petitions

District Court accepts name change petitions for adults and minor children residing in San Juan County.  The filing fee is $156 and hearings are held on the first and third Tuesday each month at 11:00am.  You must file your petition at least two business days prior to the hearing date.

Required documents:  copy of birth certificate, photo ID and any other documents showing current or past names (divorce decree, previous name change orders, passport, etc.).  The following documents are required for name change petitions for minor children:  document proving you are the child’s guardian (divorce decree, parenting plan), and consent of the other natural parent, or proof of termination of parental rights of the other parent.  If you are unable to obtain consent from the other parent you must provide proof of notice of the petition and hearing date to the other parent.