Change your Name

Your certificate of title needs to be updated if you have changed your name:

  • by marriage
  • legally through Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • because of an alteration or correction
  • by reverting to a surname used before marriage.

Land Services SA strongly advises all people to seek professional assistance when dealing with any estate and interest in land.

1. Complete the Form

If you complete this form without the assistance of a registered conveyancer or legal practitioner, you will need to comply with the legislative requirements and provide the relevant certifications that apply to self-represented parties.

All LTO forms must be printed in black ink on white, A4, 80gsm paper and printed on both sides. If you do not have access to a duplex printer, use the manual feed option to produce a double-sided copy.

2. Have your Identity Verified

Applications to change name are subject to the Registrar-General's Verification of Identity requirements.

Land Services SA have developed a Verification of Identity for Self-Represented Parties Fact Sheet for your convenience.

3. Have your Authority Verified

Applications to change name are subject to the Registrar-General's Verification of Authority requirements.

For more information, see the Verification of Authority Guidelines.

4. Lodge the Application

Lodge the completed application with Land Services SA along with:

  • evidence to support the change of name
  • The fee payable, this can only be paid by cash or cheque
  • evidence relating to the verification of your identity and authority to deal with the property.

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