Legal Name Change


Due to the Governor's order, our office is closed to the public and all services have been suspended through April 10th, except for emergency matters. 

Oakland Circuit Court Chief Judge Shalina Kumar has issued an order regarding emergency procedures to protect the health and safety of the public and employees of the Circuit Court which can be found at

Emergency Personal Protection Orders can be emailed to

Emergency matters (that are not eFiled) for filing can be emailed to or faxed to 248-858-1117. If you have a question regarding an emergency filing please call 248-466-4416. Payments for emergency filings can be made through Judge On-Line.

If you have an emergency question regarding eFiling, please call 248-464-2908.

Name Changes can be filed at the Oakland County Clerk's Office.

You must be a resident of Oakland County for at least one year in order to petition the court for a name change. Children must be over the age of one year to process a last name change. Visit Michigan Courts for complete instructions and Michigan Laws regarding name change procedures.

Name change procedure instructions: 
21 years of age or younger
22 years of age or older

Submit to the Oakland County Clerk's Office: