Gender Marker Change: Birth Certificate
Authored By: Northwest Justice Project
Instructions and forms for changing gender marker on a birth certificate. Publication #8913EN.
- Which form do I use?
- Where do I get the form?
- What else do I need?
- How much does this cost?
- How do I get a certified copy of the changed birth certificate?
- Where can I learn more?
Which form do I use?
If you are age 18 or over: Use form # 422-143, Request to Change Sex Designation on a Birth Certificate for an Adult.
If you are under 18, but are emancipated: use the same form # 422-143 as above.
If you are under 18, and you are not emancipated: use form # # 422-144, Request to Change Sex Designation on a Birth Certificate for a Minor. Your parent or legal guardian must sign the form. A licensed heath care or mental health care provider must also sign. Ask a provider who can confirm that the change you want made is consistent with your identity.
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