The applicant must attend the hearing in person. All hearings will be held at the Montgomery County Probate Court, 41 North Perry Street, Dayton, Ohio 45422. The applicant must also provide proof of their identify by picture identification such as a driver's license.
Publication Requirements and Costs for All Cases
Notice of all applications for change of name must be published for at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing. Publication is done in the Dayton Daily News also known as Cox Media Group Ohio. The Dayton Daily News is a private publication that has no connection to this Court. The applicant must contact Cox Media Group Ohio to place the publication notice. Cox Media Group, Ohio will charge an additional fee for this publication. The Cox Media Group Ohio office is located at 1611 S. Main Street, Dayton, 45409; (937) 225-7367.
How to Submit Legal Notifications for Publication in the Daily Law Journal
Once a name change application has been filed, there will be no Court cost refunds.