Fees Associated with Name Changes

  • The non-refundable filing fee is $185, payable at the time of filing the petition.
  • Certified copy of the Order Changing Name is an additional fee of $12 per copy, payable on the date of the hearing if the petition is granted.
  • Any additional motions is an additional filing fee of $20
  • Publication fee, payable directly to the newspaper.
  • Fingerprint fee varies based on agency.
  • Fingerprint processing fee, if necessary, payable to the Michigan State Police: $43.25
  • Application fee to change birth record, payable to the State of Michigan: 50 for application and one certified copy of birth certificate. $16 for each additional certified copy of birth certificate.