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Welcome to our one-stop hub for name and gender change information. Find out how to update your name and gender on state and federal IDs and records. 

Most courts and government offices have resumed normal operations with the formal end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Make sure to contact your local court or other government offices for details on their current operating hours and procedures, including if they require appointments for in-person visits.. You should keep dated copies of any materials you submit by mail or electronically. 

Last updated November 2023


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Mississippi Drivers License Policy & Procedures

In order to update the name and/or gender on a Mississippi ID, the applicant must submit in person documents demonstrating the name and/or gender change, such as a birth certificate or court order. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety addresses name change here.

As of November 1, 2021, the Mississippi Driver Service Bureau will change the gender marker on a driver's license or state ID upon receipt of a completed Gender Designation Form. This form must be filled out and signed by the applicant and by a physician, therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker.

Mississippi Birth Certificate Laws

Mississippi will issue an amended birth certificate upon receipt of "a certified court order, a medical statement that attests to the reassignment, and the required fee." Miss. Admin. Code 15-5-85:3.21. Mississippi Vital Records will issue an amended birth certificate with the legally updated name and sex as a "marginal notation", meaning the birth certificate will show both names and both genders. To apply for an updated birth certificate the applicant should submit the court ordered name change, the court ordered gender change, the medical statement and the applicable fee to Mississippi Vital Records, 222 Marketridge Dr. Ridgeland, MS 39157. 

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