A person desiring to change his or her name must be a resident of Miami County for the past twelve (12) months prior to the filing of the application for the change of name. Filing a change of name will change the name on the birth certificate.
A valid I.D. from the applicant must be presented at the time of filing the application.
Applicant’s birth certificate (or certified copy) is required at the time of filing the application.
A hearing date will be scheduled at the time of filing or at a later date.
The filing fee includes the cost of publication. The court will coordinate the publication of the name change notice in a newspaper of general circulation in Miami County.
If the applicant was born outside the state of Ohio, the applicant will need to provide the court with the address of the Vital Statistics Department for the applicant’s birth state at the time of filing the application.