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28 Pa. Code § 1.35. Changing names of children under the age of 15.

§ 1.35. Changing names of children under the age of 15.

 (a)  When a child of at least 7 but no more than 14 years of age has established through usage a name different from the name originally recorded on the birth certificate, the Division of Vital Records may, upon application therefor by the subject’s custodial parent, guardian or legal representative, issue a regular certificate in the name the subject is actually using. Before the certificate is issued, the applicant shall submit to the Division of Vital Records adequate proof establishing usage of the name.

 (b)  Adequate proof shall consist of documents or official records demonstrating actual use of the name by the child during at least half of the child’s lifetime.


   The provisions of this §  1.35 amended July 6, 1979, effective July 7, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2250. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (3361).

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