The Nevada State Health Division’s Office of Vital Statistics  is tasked with processing all changes to birth certificates.

    1. If the father’s name is listed on the birth certificate, the birth name can only be changed with a court order.
    2. If the father’s name is not listed and you want to add him, you can complete a Declaration of Paternity {which can be obtained and witnessed by a Vital Statistics Registrar at 280 S. Decatur for a fee of $10.00}. This process requires signatures of both parents in front of a hospital birth clerk, Vital Statistics Registrar or State Registrar.
    3. A Declaration of Paternity allows you a one-time opportunity to change the child’s surname to the father’s last name only.
    4. If the father’s name is not listed on the birth certificate and you do not want to add the father’s name, the birth name can only be changed with a court order.
    5. If you are unable to come in person to sign a Declaration of Paternity then a court order is required.