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Gender Marker Change: Birth Certificate

Authored By: Northwest Justice Project LSC Funded

Instructions and forms for changing gender marker on a birth certificate. Publication #8913EN.


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Which form do I use?

It depends.

Where do I get the form?

Go to the Vital Statistics website.

What else do I need?

If you are using the adult form: Nothing.

If you are using the form for a minor: It depends. If your legal guardian is signing the form, you need to include a certified copy of the guardianship court order.

How much does this cost?

It is free to change your birth certificate. It costs $20 to get a certified copy of your changed birth certificate.

How do I get a certified copy of the changed birth certificate?

You fill out and send a # 422-044 Birth Certificate Order form to  

Center for Health Statistics
Department of Health
PO Box 47814
Olympia, WA 98507-9709

Where can I learn more?

Visit the Department of Health's website

Last Review and Update: Feb 14, 2020