Texas Vital Statistics will issue a new birth certificate with an updated gender marker upon receipt of a court order for change of sex. Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 192.011. To apply for a new birth certificate, the applicant should submit to the Vital Records office:
- Form VS-170: Application to Amend a Certificate of Birth
- Certified copy of the court order for change of sex and/or name (The order must specify 'sex change', they will not accept 'gender change')
- Applicable fees ($47 for a new record)
To obtain a court order for change of sex in Texas, please review information available on the Texas Name and Gender Change Wiki for information about the specific counties where judges are issuing court orders for change of sex. Texas does not have a specific gender marker provision in its birth certificate amendment statute, and current case law and evidence indicates that some Texas officials and judges are adverse to issuing the necessary court orders.