|Adult Name Change|
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.
This page will help you learn about Name Change rules & laws in Colorado, case filing, form and fee requirements, common legal terms & frequently asked questions. Reviewing all these sections will assist you with processing a name change.
Please read the instructions below (JDF 432), 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.
Sections with Spanish Forms
JDF 388 - Instructions for Filing a Change of Name for an Individual 70 Years of Age or Older Download PDF 08/16 JDF 432 - Instructions for Filing a Change of Name - Adult Download PDF Revised 08/16 Forms
JDF 387 - Final Decree for Change of Name to Obtain Identity Related Documents Download Word Document Revised 08/16 JDF 389 - Petition for Change of Name (70 Years of Age or Older) Download PDF Download Word Document 08/16 JDF 426 - Order for Publication for Change of Name Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/16 JDF 427 - Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name (Minor/Adult) Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/11 JDF 433 - Petition for Change of Name - Adult Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/16 JDF 448 - Final Decree for Change of Name Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/11 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.