|Name Change - Obtain Identity Documents (Felony/JD)|
These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney.
These instructions and forms only apply to a person who was convicted of a felony or adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent for an offense that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult in Colorado or any other state or under federal law and the person needs a legal name change in order to be issued a driver’s license or an identification card in Colorado.
Please read the instructions below (JDF 385), before completing any forms. The instructions provide a step-by-step approach to assist you with completing the necessary forms. All forms are available in WORD, WORD - Template or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The forms in PDF or WORD template can be completed online & then printed.
Below are links to information for obtaining a background check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as the fees charged for obtaining that information. The fees charged by these agencies are set by the agency and may change without notice to this office.
We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time. All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S.
Sections with Spanish Forms
JDF 385 - Instructions for Filing a Change of Name Following Conviction/Adjudication for a Felony Download PDF Revised 08/16 Forms
JDF 386 - Petition for Change of Name to Obtain Identity-Related Documents Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/10 JDF 387 - Final Decree for Change of Name to Obtain Identity Related Documents Download Word Document Revised 08/16 If you would like to provide comments about this site, please contact us. Please note - By law, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you need additional assistance or forms that are not provided on this site, you may wish to consult an attorney.