As of November 2016, Vital Records will issue a new birth certificate with a corrected gender marker upon receipt of two affidavits reflecting an individual's gender. NAC 440.030.
To apply for an amended birth certificate the applicant should submit:
- An Affidavit from the individual, their parent or guardian, or legal representative, stating the gender that should be on the birth certificate and why.
- A Supplemental Affidavit from someone else who knows them confirming the facts in their affidavit. The second affidavit can be from anyone who has personal knowledge of the applicant’s gender, meaning anyone who knows the applicant’s gender firsthand through a personal, familial, medical, or professional relationship. The affidavit should confirm the individual’s gender identity and the gender they intend to maintain. A written statement on letterhead from a licensed healthcare professional or a court order confirming gender change can be submitted instead of the Supplemental Affidavit.
- A copy of the original birth certificate
- $40 fee, that includes one certified copy of the amended certificate. Additional copies are $20 each.
See the Instruction Packet on Changing Gender and Name on a Birth Certificate from the Nevada Office of Vital Records for more information.
Submit applications to:
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Preparedness, Assurance, Inspections and Statistics
Nevada Office of Vital Records
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
For specifc questions about amending or correcting information on a birth certifcate, call 775-684-4242 and ask for an amendment clerk.