You are required to include a set of fingerprints taken by an authorized provider, which will then be used for a criminal history background check, before the final court hearing. The fee for the background check is $36.
Your name is officially changed when the judge grants your petition and signs an order.
Is the fee for the criminal history background check included in the filing fee?
The $36 is charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and is separate from the filing fee. The sheriff also charges $10 for the electronic fingerprinting - private providers may charge more.
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