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How to Change Your Name in Wisconsin Form

In the case of wanting to change your legal name in the State of Wisconsin, the following instructions can be used as a reference.


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Step 1	 - Download and completely fill in the 	Wisconsin Name Change 	
Petition	. This will be the official application for changing your name. You will 	
need to have this form 	NOTARIZED	.	
Step 2	 - Submit your forms at the 	court location in your county	 and pay the 	
$164.50 filing fee	. See below for the list of courts in Wisconsin.You will be 	
given a court date for your hearing. Get a 	Wisconsin Notice of Name Change	 	
and have it completed at the clerk's office..
Step 3	 - Get your Notice and submit it to a newspaper that circulates within 	
your county. The ad must run for at least once per week for 3 consecutive 
weeks. The clerk can usually guide you to the best newspaper to use. Once you 
have fully published your new name to the public, you will be given a '	Public 	
Notice Affidavit	'.	
Step 4	 - Go to your hearing and if successful, you will receive a 	Wisconsin 	
Order For Name Change	. This will be the official form for changing your name 	
at any public or private institution.
Step 5	 - Take your official Order Changing Name to the DMV (to get a new 	
driver's license), Social Security Office, Passport Agency, Bank, and any other 
institutions that should be notified of your recent name change.
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