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.
Instructions for name change procedures are as follows:
Submit to the Oakland County Clerk's Office:
- Completed Name Change Petition
- $175.00 filing fee
- $90.50 publication fee (payable to Legal News)
**As of July 16, 2018 the new publication fee will be $92.00.**