North Dakota Name Change
UPDATED: September 24, 2010
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What forms are required for a North Dakota name change?
The State of North Dakota does not have a specific name change form. You must write your own petition to change the name, use a form prepared by a commercial service, or have an attorney write one for you. Click on the following link and search the North Dakota State Code for more details: North Dakota State Code Chapter 32
Where do I file the forms for a name change in North Dakota?
The completed forms must be filed with the district court clerk of the county where you currently live.
Do I need to notarize the forms?
Yes. Check with your local district court clerk for more information.
Is there a filing fee for a name change in North Dakota?
Yes. Check with the clerk of the court to determine the cost. A fee waiver may generally be obtained with a showing of sufficient hardship.
Do I need to schedule a court hearing?
Check with your local district court to determine whether a hearing is required.
Do I need to publish something in a local newspaper?
Yes. Notice must be published in a local newspaper at least thirty days prior to submission of your Petition. Check with your local courthouse for more details.