INSTRUCTIONS: KS PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE
The following forms are also required along with the Petition:
· Civil Information Sheet
· Notice of Hearing by Mail
· Notice of Hearing by Publication
· Order for Name Change
The forms are located at the following link: https://www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/Forms/Adult_Name_Change_Forms.shtml
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 1”
The Petition is easy to fill out. Fill out all sections except for the case number and court number. In areas that ask for your date of birth, you only have to provide your year of birth. If you want to have your birth certificate amended, check the appropriate box. Sign the form in front of the Clerk.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 2”
File the original Petition and an additional copy with the Clerk. Pay the filing fees and get the case number and court division from the Clerk when you file the Petition.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 3”
After filing the Petition, contact the Clerk or Administrative Assistant with the court to which your case has been assigned. Ask for the date and time of the hearing, and ask what type of Notice the court required. You may need to publish the Notice, mail the Notice, or both in some districts.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 4”
If you have to publish Notice, you have to publish notification of the hearing once a week for three consecutive weeks in a local newspaper. After the publication is completed, the newspaper will send proof of the publication to you or the court. If the proof is sent to you, bring the form with you to the hearing.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 5”
If you mail Notice, send it by registered mail with a return receipt request. Bring the receipts with you’re the hearing.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 6”
Before the hearing, complete the Order for Change Name and leave the judge’s signature blank.
“KS Petition for Name Change Step 7”
If the judge approves the change of name, make several copies of the Order and file the original form with the Clerk. Use the additional copies to change your name with social security and other entities. You do not need to change your name with the Office of Vital Statistics. However, if you want to change your birth certificate, send a certified copy of the Order to Vital Statistics with a request letter and required fees.