To change your name on title, you will need to file a land titles form called a Request/Transmission form. In box 1 of the Request/Transmission form please insert your full legal name, using the last name that you have now assumed. In box 2 of the Request/Transmission form (where it says, “APPLICATION FOR”) please insert wording similar to the following:
Please change my last name as a result of my common-law relationship. My new name is “Jane Mary Doe”.
In box 7 of the Request/Transmission form a statement will have to be added connecting the old and new names together. Please insert wording similar to the following:
The Jane Mary Brown shown on certificate of title no. 1234567/1 is one and the same person as the Jane Mary Doe set out as the applicant above, and in the attached Certificate of Election of Surname.
As proof of the election you will need to attach a Certificate of Election of Surname (issued by the Vital Statistics Agency) to the Request/Transmission form.
For all of the supporting evidence, land titles will accept either the original document or a notarized copy.
Please note that our staff would be pleased to prepare the change of name Request/Transmission form for you. Other than the standard fee for the registration of the Request/Transmission, this service is provided at no extra charge. In order to take advantage of this service all that you need to do is come in person to one of the land titles offices with your Certificate of Election of Surname.
There is a fee to file this change of name on title. Please see the land titles fees schedule for up-to-date fees.