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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA County of Sacramento
720 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814-1380 (916) 874-5522 saccourt.ca.gov

PROCEDURE PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Please note that pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure, Section 1279.5 all petitions for change of name will be checked for parole and/or sex offender status. 1. You must acquire the appropriate documents online or at the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, civil records customer service counter in room 102. (Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Note: It is recommended that you visit the Civil Self-Help Center located in the main library at 813 Sixth St, 1st Floor for further direction in filling out your documents. This new location will open on Monday, July 6th, 2009. For more information you can go to: http://sacramentoselfhelp.org/index.html

2. You must submit your completed documents to the civil customer service counter at 720 9th Street, Room 102.

You must be a resident of Sacramento County in order to file a Petition for Change of Name in this court
Adults - Complete and submit an original and two (2) copies of the following unless otherwise noted:

Petition for Change of Name (form NC-100); Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110 - Name and Information About the Person Whose Name is to be Changed), a separate attachment for each person whose name is to be changed is required; Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (form NC-120); Original & 3 copies Decree Changing Name (form NC-130) Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010)

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Petitions for name change and/or gender complete and submit an original and two (2) copies of the following unless otherwise noted:



Petition for Change of Name and Gender Order to Show Cause for Change of Name and Gender; Original & 3 copies Decree Changing Name and Gender Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010). Declaration from medical practitioner

Minors - Parent(s) must complete and submit an original and two (2) copies of the following unless otherwise noted:

Petition for Change of Name (form NC-100); Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110 - Name and Information About the Person Whose Name is to be Changed), a separate attachment for each person whose name is to be changed is required; Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (form NC-120); Original & 3 copies Decree Changing Name (form NC-130); and Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010). To expedite the process, both parents should sign the Petition for Change of Name of Minor. When one parent submits a name change for a minor child or children, and the other parent, if living, does not join in consenting to the name change (signature required on petition as a co-petitioner), the non-consenting parent must be served personally no less than 30 days prior to the hearing with a copy of the Order to Show Cause pursuant to CCP Section 1277(a). A completed Proof of Service of Order to Show Cause (form NC121) must also be filed with the court prior to the hearing date. If the non-consenting parent cannot be found, a detailed accounting of steps taken to find the non-consenting parent must be completed on the attached Declaration form.

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Minors - When both parents are deceased, the guardian must complete and submit an original and two (2) copies of the following unless otherwise noted

Petition for Change of Name (form NC-100); Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110 - Name and Information About the Person Whose Name is to be Changed, a separate attachment for each person whose name is to be changed is required); Supplemental Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110G Declaration of Guardian, a separate attachment for each child whose name is to be changed is required); Order to Show Cause Change of Name (form NC-120); Original & 3 copies Decree Changing Name of Minor by Guardian (form NC-130G); and Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010).
Entire Family For an entire family wishing to obtain a change of name, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must complete and submit an original and two (2) copies of the following unless otherwise noted

Petition for Change of Name (form NC-100); Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110 - Name and Information About the Person Whose Name is to be Changed, a separate attachment for each person whose name is to be changed is required); Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (form NC-120); Original & 3 copies Decree Changing Name (form NC-130); and Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010).
If a guardian is filing the petition, include:

Supplemental Attachment to Petition for Change of Name (form NC-110G Declaration of Guardian, a separate attachment for each child whose name is to be changed is required); Decree Changing Name of Minor by Guardian (form NC-130G).
3. The filing and certification fee or Waiver of Fees and a self addressed stamped envelope

is required at the time the documents are filed with the Court. Please refer to the current Fee Schedule. For additional certified copies, please add $15.00 per copy.
4. When you file your documents, your petition will be given a case number and a hearing

date.

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5. You are required to publish the Order to Show Cause (NC 120) in a newspaper of

general circulation printed in Sacramento County once a week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing. The newspaper will prepare a proof of publication that must be filed before the hearing date in the department your hearing is set in. If you are filing your petition by mail, include the name of the newspaper you have selected in your cover letter. Newspaper prices vary so please call in advance to obtain current fee and get information regarding payment. Do not delay in taking the order to the newspaper for publication. Attached is a list of general circulation newspapers located in the County of Sacramento.

6. On the court day before your hearing date (after 2:00pm), access the Tentative Rulings

by going to http://tr.saccourt.com/courtrooms/trulings or calling (916)874-8142. If the ruling indicates: Your change of name is granted, the Courtroom Clerk will mail you the Decree Changing Name. You do not need to appear. Your change of name is granted upon proper proof of publication, you will need to bring a copy of the proof of publication to court by 9:00am on the scheduled hearing date, and you will not need to appear at the hearing. Your appearance is required, you must appear at the date, time, and department indicated on your Order to Show Cause.
7. If a hearing is required, the judge will determine whether or not to grant your petition.

Once your petition has been granted, the Courtroom Clerk will mail you the Decree Changing Name.

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8. If you were born in Sacramento County and want to amend your birth certificate, you

will need to contact the California Office of Vital Records. You will be required to include a certified copy (with the court seal) of the Decree Changing Name in order to complete the process with this agency. Visit www.cdph.ca.gov or call (916)445-2684 for more information regarding the California Office of Vital Records and any services they provide. If you were not born in Sacramento County, please contact the jurisdiction (county/state) where you were born to get information about their filing procedures.
9. If you require a confidential name change, please visit California's Safe at Home

program at www.CASafeAtHome.org before filing any documents with the court. You may also contact them by calling (877)322-5227 or emailing at [email protected]

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Some General Circulation Newspapers in Sacramento County
Carmichael Times Newspaper P.O. Box 14 Carmichael, CA 95609 483-0946 Daily Recorder 901 H Street Room 312 Sacramento, CA 95814 444-2355 Folsom Telegraph 49 Natomas St. Ste. D Folsom, CA 95630 985-2581 Grapevine Independent 3338 Mather Field Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 361-1234

Elk Grove Citizen 8970 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 685-5533 Galt Herald P.O. Box 307 604 Lincoln Way Galt, CA 95632 (209) 745-1551 Rio Linda Elverta News and Printing 641 M Street, Ste. B Rio Linda, CA 95673 991-3000

Sacramento Bee Newspaper P.O. Box 15779 Sacramento, CA 95852 2100 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95816 321-1540 The Sacramento Observer 2330 Alhambra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95817 452-4781

The Sacramento Gazette Newspaper 555 University Ave., Ste. 126 Sacramento, CA 95825-6584 567-9654 Spectrum Newspaper 530 Bercut Drive, Ste. E Sacramento, CA 95814 445-6825

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