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Clark County Probate Court

Name Changes Forms & Services

Change of Name

A Clark County resident who desires to legally change his or her name must file an application in the Clark County Probate Court. The Court hears name changes for both adults and minors. The person seeking the name change must be a resident of Clark County for at least one year prior to filing the application. All matters are set for hearing and publication is required in all cases.

Adult
Name Change Instructions
21.0 - Application for Change of Name of Adult
21.0A-A Supplemental Affidavit - Change of Name Adult
21.5 - Notice of Hearing on Change of Name
21.0(B) - Judgment Entry - Change of Name of Adult
21.6 - Application To Waive Publication Requirement and Seal File
Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice
Suggested Places to Contact As A Result of Your Name Change

Applicants filing for a name change must be current residents of Clark County and have been a resident of Clark County for no less than one year.

A state issued birth certificate must be presented at application.

Minor
Name Change Instructions
21.2 - Application for Change of Name of Minor
21.0A-M - Supplemental Affidavit - Change of Name of Minor
21.3 - Judgment Entry - Change of Name of Minor
21.4 - Consent to Change of Name
21.5 - Notice of Hearing On Change of Name
21.6 - Application to Waive Publication Requirement and Seal File
Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice
Suggested Places to Contact As A Result of Your Name Change

Applicants filing for a name change must be current residents of Clark County and have been a resident of Clark County for no less than one year.

A state issued birth certificate must be presented at application.