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Name Changes

* These are the minimum forms required by the court for the typical or standard name change. Your case may require additional forms. Should you have any questions regarding the completeness of your name change petition and supporting papers, you should consult a private attorney who specializes in civil/name change matters.

Click on the name of the form you wish to view. You may fill them out online and print them from your computer. For detailed instructions on how to fill out the forms, please contact the Legal Resource Center.

NAME CHANGE - ADULT  

NAME CHANGE - MINOR

MISCELLANEOUS FORMS  

NOTE re: NAME CHANGES:

Even IF the Petitioner qualifies for a FEE WAIVER of their court costs, they will still be required to pay a local “Newspaper of General Circulation” to run the proposed name change once a week for four consecutive weeks prior to the name change hearing. Information regarding Santa Barbara County Newspapers of general circulation is as follows:

  • Santa Barbara Newspress: $225.00
    De la Guerra Plaza
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805) 564-5200

  • Santa Barbara Independent: $200.00
    122 W. Figueroa St.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805) 965-5205

  • Carpinteria/Summerland Coastal View: $150.00
    4856 Carpinteria Ave.
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805) 684-4428
  • Santa Ynez Valley News: $70.00
    423 Second St.
    Solvang, CA 93463
    (805) 688-5522

  • Santa Maria Times: $225.00 
    3200 Skyway Dr.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 925-2691

  • Lompoc Record: $169.00
    115 North H St.
    Lompoc, CA 93438
    (805) 736-2313

 

IN SANTA BARBARA: 

Santa Barbara County Superior Court
McMahon Law Library 2nd Floor
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-3303

IN SANTA MARIA:

Santa Barbara County Superior Court
Santa Maria Law Library
312 E. Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93456 
(805) 349-1289

IN LOMPOC:

Santa Barbara County Superior Court
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967 
(805) 737-5454

 
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