Maryland Name Change Requirements

Maryland law requires certain things before you can file for a name change (for an adult) and/or during the name change process in Maryland. These requirements include:

  • You must currently live in Maryland.
  • You must currently live in the county where the name change action will be filed.
  • You must be an adult, 18 years of age or older.
  • You must not be currently under indictment for a crime, felony and/or misdemeanor.
  • You must not be requesting the name change to avoid creditors.
  • You must not be involved in a bankruptcy proceeding.

To use our products and services you must not have ever registered as a sexual offender.

Requirements to File for a Change of Name for a Minor in Maryland

Maryland law requires certain things before you can file for a name change (for a minor) and/or during the name change process in Maryland. These requirements include:

  • The child must be a minor, 17 years of age or younger.
  • The minor currently lives in Maryland.
  • The minor currently lives in the county where the name change action will be filed.
  • The minor must not have been convicted of any crime, felony and/or misdemeanor.
  • The minor must not be currently under indictment for a crime, felony and/or misdemeanor.
  • The minor must not be requesting the name change to avoid creditors.
  • The minor must not be involved in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Written consent to the name change must be provided by all adults who retain legal rights over the minor.

Maryland Name Change Forms

Self-Prepared

Adult Name Change $29.95
Minor Name Change $29.95

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Adult Name Change $69.95
Minor Name Change $119.95

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