An applicant who applies to the court for a change of name, pursuant to RCW 4.24.130 shall meet the following requirements:

1.         Petition for Name Change may be filed in the following location:

            Kitsap County District Court                          Hearings on Mondays and Fridays only
            614 Division Street, Room 106                      Check in by 8:30 am for 9:00 am hearing
Port Orchard, Washington 98366                        

2.          Petitioners must be residents of Kitsap County.

3.          Separate Applications – each applicant requesting a change of name must present a separate Petition for Name Change and pay a separate filing fee and recording fee.

4.          A filing fee of $83.00 must be paid at the time of filing the petition, cash, check or credit card.

5.          Active DOC or Required to Register as a Sex Offender:  Must comply with notification
requirements of RCW 4.24.130(2) for those under the jurisdiction of Washington State Department of Corrections and/or RCW 9A.44.130(8) for those required to register as a sex offender.

6.          Minors: Parental Consent – all applicants under eighteen (18) years of age must be represented by a parent or legal guardian.

 Name changes must be recorded with the County Auditor’s office (360-337-4935) and all applicable fees must be paid by the petitioner. 

Name changes are not in effect until paid and recorded.

Forms for name change below :

Petition for Change of Name (Adult)

Petition for Change of Name (Minor)