You must be a resident of Washington County to file a name change in Washington County. Name and sex change instructions and forms are available online for download for free and at our office for a small fee.
To file a completed Petition or if you have any procedural questions, the clerks are available to assist at an Ex Parte Name Change Information Session, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
If you are requesting a name change as a result of a marriage you need to contact the Washington County Department of Assessment and Taxation-Recording Section, as well as the institutions where you wish to change your name for their requirements (i.e. DMV, Social Security, U.S. Passport Office).
If your requested name change is the result of a divorce, please check your final dissolution paperwork. In some cases, the spouse’s maiden name will be restored within the final judgment.
If you are requesting a name change for a minor for the purpose of correcting the minor's birth certificate, please contact the Washington County Health and Human Services/Vital Records before filing a name change with the court.
You can file for sex change in any circuit court in Oregon. If you are also asking for a name change, you must file in the county where you live (or where the child lives, if you are filing for a minor). You may file separate name and sex change forms in different counties but you will have to pay filing fees for both. You may need to contact an attorney familiar with Oregon law to complete the necessary documents for a legal change of sex.
Adult Name and/or Sex Change
Minor Name and/or Sex Change