It will cost you $27 to change the name on your driver's license and $29 for your state I.D. Meanwhile, updating your Social Security Card is free. If you've just received a new passport within the past year, you won't be charged for changing your name.
So, how much does it cost to have your name legally changed?
The greatest expense in the process of changing your name is obtaining a court order. Although you do not need a lawyer to obtain a court ordered name change, it can still cost in the range of $150 – $500 for various court and filing fees. Required documentation varies by state, and fees vary by county.
Can you legally change your last name?
In most states, you have to pay a fee (usually $150 to $200) to file your name change petition in court. It also costs a small amount of money to get forms notarized. And if you're getting married, you may want to pay for additional certified copies of your marriage certificate to use as proof of your new last name.
How long does it take to get a name change in California?
General Adult Name Change. To change your name as an adult in California, file a name change petition to get a court order from the court; takes about 90 days to complete. Once you have filed the petition a court date is given within the next 6-12 weeks.