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Title 15: Domestic Relations

Chapter 013: CHANGE OF NAME

  • § 811. Procedure; form

    A person of age and sound mind may change his or her name by making, signing, sealing and acknowledging before the judge of the probate division of the superior court of the district in which the person resides, an instrument in the following form:

     

         STATE OF VERMONT

     ________________________ District.                          }

         Be it remembered, that I, A. B. of __________________ in the county of ________________________________, will be hereafter known and called ____________________________.

         In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this ____________ day of ____________, 20 ________.

     

    A.B. (L. S.)

     

    (Amended 1993, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)

  • § 812. Minor

    A minor may change his or her name by some person who, under chapter 111 of Title 14, may act for him or her, making, signing, sealing and acknowledging before the judge of the probate division of the superior court of the district in which such minor resides, an instrument in substantially the form provided in section 811 of this title. Such instrument shall be signed by the person so acting for such minor. However, the name of the minor, if over 14 years of age, shall not be changed without his or her consent given in court. (Amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)

  • § 813. Filing of instrument

    An instrument changing the name, by virtue of sections 811 and 812 of this title, shall be filed in the probate division of the superior court of the district in which such person or minor resides. (Amended 1971, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)

  • §§ 814Repealed. 1979, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 26.

  • § 815. Repealed. 2003, No. 88 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.

  • § 816. Certificate of change; correction of birth and civil marriage records

    Whenever a person changes his or her name, as provided in this chapter, he or she shall provide the probate division of the superior court with a copy of his or her birth certificate and, if married, a copy of his or her civil marriage certificate, and a copy of the birth certificate of each minor child, if any. The register of probate with whom the change of name is filed and recorded shall transmit the certificates and a certified copy of such instrument of change of name to the supervisor of vital records registration. The supervisor of vital records registration shall forward such instrument of change of name to the town clerk in the town where the person was born within the state, or wherein the original certificate is filed, with instructions to amend the original certificate and all copies thereof in accordance with the provisions of chapter 101 of Title 18. Such amended certificates shall have the words "Court Amended" stamped, written, or typed at the top and shall show that the change of name was made pursuant to this chapter. (Amended 1979, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 22, 26; 2009, No. 3, § 12a, eff. Sept. 1, 2009; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)

  • § 817. Consultation of sex offender registry when form filed

    Upon receipt of a change-of-name form submitted pursuant to section 811 of this title, the probate court shall request the department of public safety to determine whether the person's name appears on the sex offender registry established by 13 V.S.A. § 5402. If the person's name appears on the registry, the probate court shall not permit the person to change his or her name unless it finds, after permitting the department of public safety to appear, that there is a compelling purpose for doing so. (Added 2009, No. 58, § 12.)