Name Change Process Costs

Outline of pricing card icon

What do the courts and other agencies charge?

There are several different fees when you file a name change petition in Colorado. These fees are in addition to any charged by our site. Most of the cost is paid to the court in a filing fee. But you will also need to pay for fingerprinting and background checks in most cases.

Please note the court does not charge filing fees for name restorations within 60 days of a divorce.

Also, fingerprinting and background checks are not required for children under the age of 14.

Name Change Petition Fees

  • Fingerprinting and background checks - $40 to $75
  • Filing your name change petition in county or district court - $88 - $238 (you can apply to have the court consider waiving this fee if you are unable to pay)
Most name change cases filed in county court can be completed for under $200

Fees to Update Other Documents

  • Fee to update the name on your Colorado birth certificate - $20
  • Fee to update your name on your Colorado driver’s license - $28
  • Fee to update your name with the Social Security Administration - Free
  • Active US Passports issued less than one year ago - Free
  • Active US Passports issued more than one year ago - $110
Most people will need to pay $48 in fees to update these additional documents.  These can be filed once your name change is complete with the courts.

What does your site charge?

per user, simple monthly payment
We charge a fee of $9 per month to use the interviews on our site to generate name change forms.

This allows us to keep our information and forms up to date.  Your support also helps us develop other websites like this one to help with different legal issues.
Customers will receive a Colorado Name Change account.  This allows you and members of your household to access this site and fill out forms while subscribed.
  • Access full site
  • Fill Out Forms Any Time
  • Here is a message to help explain the content.
  • No limit to how many times you can use our service
Progress line showing two tasks completed and one left to be completed

Next Steps

On the next page you will have the option to purchase a subscription to our site. The cost is a $9 per month. This allows you and anyone in your household to have access to our site while you are a member.
This fee also allows us to develop more sites like this to help the people of Colorado. We look forward to helping you with your name change and will see you on the other side!