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Name Change and/or Sex Designation Change Forms

The forms for changing a name or sex designation in the Supreme Court or New York City Civil Court are included in the chart below. There are different forms to request a name change or sex designation change for an adult and a child. If you want to change your name because you are getting married or divorced go to the Changing Your Name Through Marriage, Divorce, Adoption or Citizenship page.

The easiest way to change a name or sex designation is to make the court papers you need using the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Form program. This program walks you step-by-step throughout the paperwork you need and gives you helpful definitions and legal information. When you finish the program you get the court forms you need and instructions of what to do next.

If you can't use the DIY Form computer programs you can print paper forms and fill them out by hand. You should use Adobe Reader to download and view the form.

 

 

Forms for New York City Residents filing in NYC Civil Court

These forms are filed in the Civil Court of the City of New York.
If you live in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island, the fee is $65.00.

 

Form Type
 Adult Name Change Petition Program (recommended)
DIY
 Child Name Change Petition Program (recommended)
DIY
Name Change and/or Sex Designation Change Petition for Individual Adult (UCS-NC1) pdf
Name Change and/or Sex Designation Change Petition for Individual Minor (UCS-NC2)
pdf
Name Change and/or Sex Designation Change Petition for a Legally Incapacitated Person (UCS-NC3) pdf
Petition for Family Change of Name
Supplemental Petition for Family Change of Name
pdf
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