If your first, middle, or last name is misspelled, not changing, you will need to provide our office with an original or certified copy of one document dated before your tenth birthday that shows your name as it should appear on your birth certificate. We also need a notarized request stating what you are wanting our office to amend on your birth certificate. View a Sample of a Notarized Statement (PDF).
If your first, middle, or last name is changing you would need to obtain a court order legal name change. Once you have obtained that court order you would then need to mail the certified order our office along with a cover letter. The cover letter needs to include your name at birth, date of birth, and what you are wanting our office to do.
With regard to the required documentation, we suggest certified copies of any of the following:
- Early school record (may be obtained from the office of register of deeds in the county where you attended school)
- Hospital or medical record
- Immunization record
- Census record (school, state, or federal)
- A newspaper announcement of the birth from the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas