What to file:
- Petition for Change of Name (Adult)
- Affidavit Re Change of Name (Adult)
- Long-form birth certificate
- Two (2) forms of identification, including at least one form of photographic identification
Official instructions from the CT Probate Courts can be found here.
Where to file:
At the Probate Court located in the district where you reside.
Do I need to publish my name change in a newspaper?
The fee for filing the petition and affidavit is $225.
If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for a fee waiver.
Name Changes for Minors Under 18:
For instructions on legal name changes for minors under 18 in Connecticut, see NCTE's Name Changes for Minors in Connecticut resource.
To obtain a legal name change in Connecticut, an applicant must submit a petition to the Superior Court of their judicial district. No publication is required. Registered sex offenders must notify the supervising Commissioner of their intent and update the sex offender registry upon petition approval. (Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-11).