Barnstable County

Probate & Family Court


Anastasia Welsh Perrino, Register



Barnstable County Probate and Family Court, 3195 Main Street, P.O. Box 346, Barnstable, MA 02630     (508) 375-6710
Beginning September 3, 2013, the office will be open to the public from 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday



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 Change of Name


 There is generally one employee responsible for processing all new cases, docketing all filings in this category.  They are also responsible for sending out Decrees.   Please note that a change of name decree does not result in a change on a birth certificate.

Change of Name Forms: (Updated 7/1/09)



NO: Type of Form Instructions
CJ-P 27 Petition for Change of Name - Revised July 2007 Petition to be used for name change.  Must be printed on bonded, acid free paper.
CP- 2 Request for Record Information This form must be filed with all Change of Names, Adoptions and Guardianship petitions.
OCAJ-1 TCR IV Affidavit Disclosing Care and Custody Procedure Must be filed with all petitions/complaints wherein custody is an issue
  Page 2 - Affidavit Disclosing Care and Custody - Confidential Address Form Must be filed with the Affidavit Disclosing Care and Custody if your address is to be kept confidential



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