Applicants may update the gender marker on a Kansas license or ID using a court ordered gender change OR a medical declaration.
The applicant must submit the following documents to the Chief Driver's License Examiner:
- To change the name, an original or file stamped copy of the name change order;
- To change the gender, the applicant must submit ONE of the following options:
- Medical attestation of gender change, which must include:
- A letter from the applicant requesting a change of gender. The letter must include the applicant's current full legal name, residential address, phone number, email address, and the requested gender marker.
- A letter on official letterhead from a licensed physician stating that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment or that the physician has re-evaluated the applicant and determined that gender reclassification based on physical criteria is appropriate.
- Court Order recognizing gender. If you have a court order recognizing your gender, you can show the court order instead of the medical declaration. This is typically applicable to people who obtained a court order outside of Kansas. Bring an original or file stamped photocopy of the court ordered gender change;
- Birth certificate with updated gender. If you have updated the gender marker on your Kansas birth certificate, the DMV will accept the updated birth certificate as evidence of gender change. Submit a photocopy of the doctor's letter you used to update the birth certificate along with a copy of the updated birth certificate.
- A photocopy of the applicant's current Kansas driver's license or identification card.
The above documents should be sent to the following address:
Kansas Chief Driver’s License Examiner
Division of Vehicles – Kansas Department of Revenue
Docking State Office Building, RM 130
915 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66612
If the Division approves the request, the applicant will receive a letter from Chief Driver’s License Examiner authorizing the applicant’s change of gender designation. The applicant should take that letter to any Kansas driver’s licensing exam station to update the applicant’s records and get a new driver’s license or identification card. The applicant must take all of the following documents to the exam station:
- The Division’s authorization letter;
- The applicant’s current driver’s license/identification card; and
- The appropriate fee required by law to secure an original, renewal, or replacement driver’s license.
The Kansas Department of Motor Revenue addresses name change here and gender change here.