Change of Name
The Pike County Probate Court hears name changes for both adults and minors. A Pike County resident who desires to legally change his or her name must file an application in the Pike County Probate Court. The person seeking the name change must be a resident of Pike County for at least one year prior to filing the application. All matters are set for hearing and publication is required in all cases.
|Instructions for Completing Application for a Change of Name (Minor or Adult)||Download|
Minor Name Change
An application to change the name of a person less than 18 years of age can only be filed by one of the natural parents, a legal guardian, or a guardian ad litem. A person having legal custody of a minor cannot file an application to change the minor’s name. Both the applicant and the minor child must be residents of Pike County for at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the application.
The consent of both biological parents (if living) must be filed, in writing. If a parent does not sign a consent, then a Notice of Change of Name must be served upon that parent by certified mail to the mother, father, or alleged father at additional cost. The applicant must provide the Court with the most current address available to the applicant. If a current address of the parent is not available to the applicant, the applicant must demonstrate the efforts that were made to contact and notify that parent and the Court will require testimony of these efforts under oath.
|Packet for Change of Name of Minor||Download|
Adult Name Change
An adult wishing to file an application to change his or her name must be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of Pike County for at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the application. The adult must submit results of a BCI background check with the application.
|Packet for Change of Name of Adult||Download|
Individual Forms For Change of Name
|21.0||Application for Change of Name of Adult||Download|
|21.1||Judgment Entry - Chnage of Name of Adult||Download|
|21.2||Application for Name Change of Minor||Download|
|21.3||Judgment Entry - Change of Name of Minor||Download|
|21.4||Consent to Change of Name||Download|
|21.5||Notice of Hearing on Change of Name||Download|
|21.6||Application to Waive Publication Requirement and Seal File||Download|
|Instructions for Completing Application to Waive Publication Requirement and Seal File||Download|