What to file:
You must file an Application for Name Change for an Adult to receive a hearing.
Where to file:
File the petition and supporting documents at your county superior court.
Check with your local superior court as fees vary. The typical fee in Arizona is around $320.
If you are unable to afford this, you may be eligible for a Deferral or Waiver of Court Fees.
Name Changes for Minors Under 18:
For instructions on legal name changes for minors under 18 in Arizona, see NCTE's Name Changes for Minors in Arizona resource.
To obtain a legal name change in Arizona, the applicant must submit a petition to the court for a name change order. The court may give notice to interested parties if deemed necessary, except in circumstances where there is a protective order in place OR if the applicant is the victim of a stalking offense. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-601 & 12-602).