CUYAHOGA PROBATE COURT

The Probate Court has switched its web domain name from probate.cuyahogacounty.us to probate.cuyahogacounty.gov. Please update any saved links, bookmarks, favorites to point to the new domain of probate.cuyahogacounty.gov. Thank you.

Probate Court Name Change Forms

Windows 10 users: Please be aware that Windows 10 opens PDF documents in the new Edge browser. If you experience issues with the PDF, please open the form in another browser or download the form and use a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader DC to fill it out.

All forms have been updated to allow for e-file signature guidelines. All packets have been separated into individual forms, with a note indicating what should be filed together.


Frequently Asked Questions

Informational Page Application to Change Name (Adult)

Ohio Department of Health FAQs


Change of Name of Adult Guide

Name Change Adult - Filing Guide


Change of Name of Adult - All forms are required for filing

Form 21.0 - Application for Change of Name of Adult

Form 21.01 - Affidavit in Support of Application for Change of Name of Adult (Please notarize prior to coming to Court to file.)

Form 21.14 - Release for Criminal Background Check

Birth Certificate Information Form


Conform Legal Name of Adult Guide

Legal Name Conformity Adult - Filing Guide


Conform Legal Name of Adult - All forms are required for filing

Form 21.7 - Application to Conform Legal Name of Adult

Form 21.07 - Affidavit in Support of Application to Conform Legal Name of Adult (Please notarize prior to coming to Court to file.)

Form 21.14 - Release for Criminal Background Check

Birth Certificate Information Form


Frequently Asked Questions

Informational Page Application to Change Name (Minor)

Ohio Department of Health FAQs


Change of Name of Minor Guide

Name Change Minor - Filing Guide


Change of Name of Minor - All forms are required for filing

Form 21.2 - Application for Change of Name of Minor

Form 21.02 - Affidavit in Support of Application for Change of Name of Minor (Please notarize prior to coming to Court to file.)

Form 21.4 - Consent to Change of Name *Consent of non-applicant parent required. Non-consenting parent(s) must be served notice of hearing by certified mail. Proof of service of notice of hearing required at time of hearing.

Birth Certificate Information Form


Conform Legal Name of Minor Guide

Legal Name Conformity Minor - Filing Guide


Conform Legal Name of Minor - All forms are required for filing

Form 21.9 - Application to Conform Legal Name of Minor

Form 21.09 - Affidavit in Support of Application to Conform Legal Name of Minor (Please notarize prior to coming to Court to file.)

Form 21.13 - Consent to Name Conformity *Consent of non-applicant parent required. Non-consenting parent(s) must be served notice of hearing by certified mail. Proof of service of notice of hearing required at time of hearing.

Birth Certificate Information Form

Top of Page

Copyright © 2024 Cuyahoga County Probate Court. All Rights Reserved.