Name Change

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ADULT NAME CHANGE REQUIREMENTS

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COST- $50.00 CASH NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

PETITION

Certified Birth Certificate (within the last 30 days only) to verify identity & name

Valid Alabama Driver’s License or State I.D. (not expired) Must have lived here for 90 days or more

Ever been married and changed your name before: Any and ALL marriage certificates certified (no Xerox copies).

If Divorced - Most Recent Divorce Decree with Seal

Proofs of Russell County Residency

(need two from list -must be in petitioner’s name):

Voter Registration

Current Utility Bill – No Telephone Bills

Current Year Property Tax

Current Year Tag Registration

Current Year Medical Billing

Appointments for name changes are required, contact our office directly at (334) 298-7979




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MINOR NAME CHANGE REQUIREMENTS

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COST- $50.00 CASH WITHOUT COURT REQUIRED / $60 WITH COURT REQUIRED NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED


PETITION

Certified Birth Certificate (issued within the last 30 days only) to verify identity & name

If father is listed on the birth certificate, both the mother and father MUST be present for the name change. If either party is not able to be present a court hearing would be required and you would need to contact an attorney for the name change.

Minor's 14 - 18 must be present for the name change

IF PARENTS ARE MARRIED:

Valid Alabama Driver’s License or State I.D. (not expired) OF BOTH PARENTS

IF PARENTS ARE NOT MARRIED:

Valid Alabama Driver’s License or State I.D. (not expired) OF CUSTODIAL PARENT

Valid State Driver’s License or State I.D. (not expired) OF NONCUSTODIAL PARENT

IF FATHER’S NAME IS NOT ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

Valid Alabama Driver’s License or State I.D. (not expired) of MOTHER

IF either party have been married and changed their name(s) before: Any and ALL marriage certificates certified (no Xerox copies).

If Divorced - Most Recent Divorce Decree with Seal


School Aged Minors must present proof of school enrollment in a Russell County School


Proofs of Russell County Residency

(need two from list -must be in petitioner’s name):

Voter Registration

Current Utility Bill – No Telephone Bills

Current Year Property Tax

Current Year Tag Registration

Current Year Medical Billing


Appointments for name changes are required, contact our office directly at (334) 298-7979