A person desiring to change his/her name must be a resident of Miami County for the past twelve (12) months prior to the filing of the application.
A valid I.D. from the applicant must be presented at the time of filing the application.
A hearing date will be scheduled at the time of filing or at a later date.
You are responsible to publish the legal notice in a newspaper of general circulation in Miami County at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing date. It is your responsibility to make sure the proof of publication is returned to the Probate Court; failure to do so could result in a dismissal.
If you were born outside the state of Ohio, you must provide the court with the address of the Vital Statistics Department for your birth state at the time of filing the application.