Transgender Michigan

Common Questions

How do I change my name in Michigan?

  • Go to your county's Probate Court.
  • Get forms for name change and complete.
  • Pay about $200 in fees.
  • They will advertise the name change in the local Legal News.
  • You will be directed to get fingerprinted for a background check.
  • Wait 2 to 3 months.
  • Stand before the Judge or their representive and swear there is no fraud involved in this change.
  • They will sign your document.
  • Take copies of this document to Social Security, Secretary of State, your bank, etc.
  • Congradulations! Your name change is complete.