Kentucky Name Change

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

Full Bio →

Written by

UPDATED: Oct 11, 2012

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.

We strive to help you make confident insurance and legal decisions. Finding trusted and reliable insurance quotes and legal advice should be easy. This doesn’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own.

Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about legal topics and insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything legal and insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by experts.

In Kentucky, the procedure for a name change is much simpler than you might expect. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that it is mostly a matter of completing a form and filing it with the proper court. From forms to fees, let us get you started with helpful information that will simplify the process.

What form is required for a Kentucky name change?

The following form is required to change your name in Kentucky:

  • Petition for Name Change

This form can be found on the Kentucky Courts website.

Where do I file the forms for a name change in Kentucky?

The completed forms must be filed with the clerk of the district or probate court in the county where you currently live.

Do I need to notarize the forms?


Is there a filing fee for a name change in Kentucky?

Yes. The fee, as of the date of this publication, is $28. A fee waiver may generally be obtained with a showing of sufficient hardship.

Do I need to schedule a court hearing?

Varies by courthouse. Ask the clerk to find out if you need to schedule a court hearing.

Do I need to publish something in a local newspaper?


Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption