As of January 1, 2018, individuals born in Oregon can update the name and gender on their birth certificate to affirm their gender identity by completing a notarized application OR a court order. See HB2673 and the corresponding administrative rule.
To apply for an updated birth certificate with a notarized application, an applicant should submit:
Applications can be submitted in person or by mail:
IN PERSON BY MAIL
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 225 Oregon Vital Records
Portland, OR 97232 PO Box 14050
9am - 4pm Portland, OR 97293-0050
Upon approval, the applicant will receive:
- A certified copy of the new record of live birth (if ordered)
- A copy of the application form requesting the change
- Official letter from the State Registrar showing the legal name and/or gender change
Please note: the Social Security Administration WILL accept the new birth certificate along with the official letter from the registrar showing the name change as evidence of a legal name change, as detailed in this section of the SSA Manual.
To apply for an updated birth certificate with a court order,
the applicant should follow the instructions to petition for a court order for change of sex available here
. Applicants for a court order are no longer required to provide public notice of the name or gender marker change. Instructions from Vital Records on how to change an Oregon birth certificate with a court order can be found here.