A petition for name change should state your current full exact name, your requested new name, spelled exactly, and the reasons for the change. The petition should also state that you are not changing your name for fraudulent or illegal purposes and that changing your name will not be detrimental to the interests of any other person. If you are an offender under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, you must follow special procedures. If you are a registered sex offender subject to registration under RCW 9A.44.130, you must also follow special procedures.
Once the Judge has signed the order changing your name, you will need to inform certain agencies of the change. The court staff cannot act for such agencies but will assist you when able by referral to those agencies.
David Neupert, Judge
Clallam County District Court I