This guide is intended to walk you through the process of changing your name and changing your gender on official documents in Hamilton County.
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Note on Marriage and Divorce: If you are changing your name due to marriage or divorce, you may present your marriage license or divorce decree to the SSA, BMV and other organizations are proof of name change. It is not required to obtain a court order to change your name because of marriage or divorce