Any eligible resident of Wisconsin, whether a minor or an adult, may petition the court in the county where he or she resides, to have his or her name changed.
If you hold a professional license (other than a license to teach in the public schools) and your name change is for a reason other than marriage or divorce, you may need the approval of your licensing board or commission to change your name to a name other than the name on your license. Contact the appropriate board to learn its requirements.
A person required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 301.45, Wis. Stats. (Class H felony) may not change his or her name. Sec. 301.47(2)(a), WI Stats. Please note that juvenile sex offenders may be subject to Chapter 301.45.
Name Changes can be filed on the 8th Floor of the Courthouse.
Basic Name Change Instructions: