There are NO official Judicial Branch forms for adult or minor name changes. Please click on adult name change for anyone 16 years and older.  Please click on minor name change for anyone 15 years and younger. The forms in those sections of the website are examples and are for REFERENCE ONLY. There is an official form only for resuming a former name.

A Name Change is a Special Proceeding that is heard by an Assistant Clerk in our Special Proceedings division in Room 600 of the Forsyth County Hall of Justice. These hearings are by appointment only. Once your notice has been posted and all documentation prepared, you can make your appointment in person or by calling 336-779-6327.  There is a $120.00 filing fee for a name change.