Name Changes

 
     

Frequently Asked Questions

May I download forms to fill out at home?

Yes.

Our Name Change forms are in PDF format.

Later on this page, you may select the forms you would like to view or download.

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How do I petition to change my name?

You may petition the District Court to change your name for any reason except for the purpose of defrauding or misleading another person.

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How do I petition to change my child's name?

You may petition the District Court to change the name of your minor child.

The Court may grant the petition if the name change promotes the minor's best interest and if both living parents consent to the name change.

If one parent does not consent, you must have notice of the proposed name change served on that parent.

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I am the victim of domestic violence and don't want my abuser to know my new name.  What do I do?

If you, your child or your ward is the victim of domestic violence and you wish to have your name change file sealed because of a reasonable fear for your safety, you may file your Petition for Name Change with the Thurston County Superior Court by going to:

Office of the Thurston County Clerk
Family and Juvenile Court
2801 32nd Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Telephone Number (360) 709-3260

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