Get Ready to File Your Petition

Now that you have filled out and printed your petition we are ready to file it with the court!

Go ahead and print the PDF or Word document for your name change petition packet if you have not already.
  • Please do not sign any forms in the name change petition packet until you are in front of the court clerk or a notary!
If you filled out the Filing Fee Waiver Form you will also need to print a copy of it. It will need to be filed at the same time as your petition. This will allow the court to decide if the fee can be waived. The Filing Fee Waiver Form can be signed right away.
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Preparation Steps

There are a few things that need to be done before you can file the petition with the court:
  • The filing fees for a name change in most district courts are $120. Natrona county is an exception and has a $170 filing fee.

    You will need to be prepared to pay your filing fee when you file your petition with the court.  We recommend contacting your court prior to going down to file.  You can ask them what payment types they accept (likely check or credit card, but you will want to make sure first).  Your court’s name, address, and phone number will be shown on the next page.

    You can also inquire with your local district court about the possibility of a filing fee waiver.  Although these are limited to cases of extreme financial hardship.
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When to sign your name
on the name change petition packet:

  • Please do not sign your name change petition until you turn it in to the clerk of court!

    This form needs to be signed but must be witnessed by the clerk of court or a notary public. Then the court knows the correct person signed the forms.