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:
- 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)
NOTE: Texas does not have a specific gender marker provision in its birth certificate amendment statute (Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 192.011). Also, current case law and evidence indicates that some Texas officials and judges are adverse to issuing the necessary court orders.