|Minor 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 420), 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 420 - Instructions for filing a Change of Name - Minor Download PDF Revised 08/16 Forms
JDF 421 - Petition for Change of Name of Minor Child Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/16 JDF 422 - Notice to Non-Custodial Parent Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/11 JDF 423 - Consent of Non-Custodial Parent Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 04/07 JDF 424 - Request to Publish Notice to Non-Custodial Parent of Change of Minor’s Name and Publication Order Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 11/07 JDF 425 - Notice to Non-Custodial Parent by Publication Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/11 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 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.