If you want to get your legal name changed in Florida, and you are not getting married or divorced, you will probably need to submit fingerprints for a state and national background check. Pursuant to Florida Statute section 68.07, the fingerprints must be submitted electronically, and they will be reviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
So where do you submit fingerprints electronically?
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a comprehensive list of “LiveScan Providers” (electronic fingerprint processors).
Below you can find electronic fingerprinting locations in most Tampa Bay Counties (times and days of electronic fingerprint submission may vary, so you should contact the location beforehand):
Hillsborough CountyTampa Police Department 411 N. Franklin St. Tampa FL 33602
Pinellas CountyPinellas County Sheriff Technical Services AFIS Division 4801 145th Ave. N. Clearwater, FL
Pasco CountyPasco Sheriff’s Office
The Shops at Wiregrass (Next to Dillards)
38239 Paseo Drive, Unit 195
Wesley Chapel, Fl. 33543
Sarasota CountySarasota County Jail 2020 Main Street
Sarasota, FL South County Jail Venice Police Department 1350 East Ridgewood Avenue Venice, FL
Hernando CountyHernando County Sheriff’s Main Office 18900 Cortez Bv. Brooksville, FL
Polk CountySheriff’s Operations Center
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL
If you are seeking a change of legal name in Florida and you wish to schedule a consultation with a Tampa Bay name change attorney, contact The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., at (813) 443-0615 or fill out our online form.