ORS 33.420¹
Notice of application in case of minor child
  • exception
  • sealing of record in certain cases

(1) Except as provided in ORS 109.360 (Change of adopted child’s name), before entering a judgment for a change of name in the case of a minor child, the court shall require that written notice be given to the parents of the child, both custodial and noncustodial, and to any legal guardian of the child.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, notice of an application for the change of name of a minor child does not need to be given to a parent of the child if the other parent of the child files a verified statement in the change of name proceeding that asserts that the minor child has not resided with the other parent and that the other parent has not contributed or has not tried to contribute to the support of the child.

(3)(a) In a case to determine an application for change of name of a person under ORS 33.410 (Jurisdiction), if an applicant who is a certified adult program participant in the Address Confidentiality Program under ORS 192.826 (Application for participation in program) requests the court to seal the record of the case, the court shall seal the record of the case unless the court issues an order pursuant to a finding of good cause under ORS 192.848 (When Attorney General may disclose actual address or telephone number).

(b) This subsection does not apply to an adult applicant appearing as a guardian ad litem for a minor child.

(4) In a case to determine an application for legal change of sex of a person under ORS 33.460 (Jurisdiction), if an applicant requests the court to seal the record of the case, the court shall seal the record of the case. [Amended by 1983 c.369 §6; 1997 c.872 §22; 2001 c.779 §12; 2003 c.576 §308; 2013 c.316 §1; 2017 c.100 §4]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Entering new, judicially changed name of nominee on general elec­tion ballot, (1972) Vol 36, p 45; changing name in public records, (1977) Vol 38, p 945

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 33—Special Proceedings and Procedures, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors033.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 33, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano033.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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