Name Change

How do I change my name?

How do I change the name of my minor child?

  • File in the Circuit Court of the county in which the minor lives.
  • Petitioners who desire to change the name of their child or ward must obtain consent of both parents to change a child's name.
  • Pay the $41 filing fee
  • Application for Name Change Packet (Minor) (PDF)

Submitting my application in person:

Bring your completed paperwork and filing fee to the third floor of the Clerk of the Circuit Court During normal business hours.

Submitting my application by mail:

Send your completed paperwork and filing fee to:

Send via U.S. Postal Service
Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: New Case Filing
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178

Send via FedEx, UPS, etc.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: New Case Filing
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20178

*Please note: Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. If you need assistance or advice, please see our Legal Aid and Links page.