Name Change Rules

Marriage license applicants may change their surname at the time of marriage to:

  • Surname of other spouse
  • Former surname of either spouse
  • A name combining into a single surname - all or a segment of the pre-marriage surname or former surname of either spouse
  • A combination name with or without a hyphen, provided that each part of the combination surname is the pre-marriage surname or former surnames of either spouse

Middle names may also be changes at the time of marriage:

  • New middle name must consist of pre-marriage surname or former surname of that individual
  • New middle name can be added to current middle name

 

Any name change using a former name that is not on the applicants ID must be shown on other documentation, such as a name change document or divorce decree.