Question: How do I file a Minor Name Change "MR" case?
Answer: Forms are available in the Self Help Center located in the Law Library on the third-floor of the courthouse or go to Minor Name Change Forms for a complete list of all available forms. Forms must be chosen to fit the litigant’s situation.
• Notice of Filing - Minor Name Change
• Order - Minor Name Change
• Petition - Minor Name Change
Upon completion of the forms necessary for your case, you will need to efile your forms. Approved service providers may be found at http://Efile.illinoiscourts.gov/service-providers.htm. You may file with the provider of your choice; however, the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's Office staff has been trained to assist with Odyssey eFileIL. Please note that you will first be required to register and set up a payment option. Fee due upon filing.
Upon review of your submitted filing, you will receive an email with your acceptance or rejection information. If you have opened a new case, you will then need to submit your summons to be issued via eFileIL. You will need one summons per party, and the filer will be responsible for having it correctly served. If you choose to use the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for service, you will need to select the appropriate fee in the Optional Services section of the efiling page.
Pursuant to Illinois Statute (705 ILCS 110 / 1) the Circuit Clerk’s Office is unable to assist in the preparation of documents or give any legal advice.