Name and/or Gender Change

Update Driver's License

Information on how to correct or amend a driver’s license. 

Update Birth Certificate

Information on how to correct or amend a birth certificate. 

Update Social Security Card

Information on how to update a social security card. 

Can Name and Gender Marker Change forms be e-filed?

These forms can be e-filed, but print them first.  Then, scan them back into your computer.  E-filing fillable forms causes errors in the e-filing system.  You can find out more about e-filing here: E-file Indiana  A person can also choose to file court forms in person at their local county court. 

Does a court order ("legal name or gender marker change") automatically update other records?

No. A person’s identifications records, like social security card or driver’s license, are only updated when a person requests an update through the organization that issues the record.  For example, a birth certificate is issued by the Indiana Department of Health and a driver’s license is issued by Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

If a name is changed as a result of marriage, does a person need to file for a "legal name change" in court?

Usually the answer is no. An original, executed marriage certificate shows a name change.  However, a person must request updates to any personal identification records as explained above.  Usually the marriage certificate, instead of court order, can be used to update those identification records. 

The self help forms available on this page are:

Ask to change the name of an adult:

Adult Name Change

Ask to change the gender marker of an adult:

Adult Gender Marker Change

Minor Child Name Change With Consent Of Other Parent

Use this form packet if:

  1. You would like to change the name of your minor child; and
  2. The minor child is not in jail or prison; and
  3. You are the parent or guardian of the minor child; and
  4. The child is less than seventeen (17) years old; and
  5. The other parent has consented, or will consent, to the name change of the child. 

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Minor Child Name Change Without Consent Of Other Parent

 

  1. You would like to change the name of your minor child; and
  2. The minor child is not in jail or prison; and
  3. You are the parent or guardian of the minor child; and
  4. The child is less than seventeen (17) years old; and
  5. Consent from the other parent or guardian is not required. 

 

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When is consent from the other parent required for a minor's name change?

If none of the factors in Indiana Code 31-19-9-8 apply, then consent from the other parent or guardian is required.

Consent is not required when, for example, the other parent has abandoned or deserted the minor, failed to communicate significantly with the minor, or if the parent has committed a crime against the child. See Indiana Code 31-19-9-8 for more informatio

Minor Child Gender Marker Change

Use this form if you are seeking to change the gender marker of your child and your child is less than eighteen (18) years old.   

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ADULT NAME OR GENDER MARKER CHANGE

Adult Name Change

Use these forms if:

  1. You would like to change your name;
  2. You are not in jail or prison;
  3. You are seventeen (17) years old, or older;
  4. You are not required to register as a sex or violent offender; and
  5. You are not trying to avoid creditors.

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Adult Gender Marker Change

Use this form if you are 18 years old, or older, and you would like to change your gender marker.

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