Name Change Petitions

Name Change Petitions

​​​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.**