Sex Amendment to Reflect Gender Change
How Do I Request an Amendment to the Sex Designator on a Birth Certificate?
If you would like to request an amendment to the sex designator on your birth certificate, you must send the following documents to the Vital Records Office at the Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11VRS, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Note: the affidavit forms are not available online.
- A certified copy of a court order granting your legal name change, if you would like your amended birth certificate to reflect a new name;
- A photocopy of a valid, government issued photo identification;
- An affidavit from you, signed under penalty of law, requesting a replacement birth certificate be created to reflect that your gender differs from the sex designated on your current birth certificate. If the registrant is a minor, a parent must complete an affidavit. AN AFFIDAVIT FORM MUST BE OBTAINED, BY MAIL OR IN PERSON, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. In order to request an affidavit form or for other related inquiries call 860-509-7956 or send your inquiry by email to email@example.com; and
- An affidavit completed by a licensed physician, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or a licensed psychologist, stating that you (or in the case of a minor, your child) have undergone surgical, hormonal or other treatment clinically appropriate for the purpose of gender transition. AN AFFIDAVIT FORM MUST BE OBTAINED, BY MAIL OR IN PERSON, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. In order to request an affidavit form or for other related inquiries call 860-509-7956 or send your inquiry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Much Does it Cost to Amend the Sex Designator on a Birth Certificate?
There is no processing fee for amendments.
How Do I Obtain a Certified Copy of the Amended Birth Certificate?
To request a certified copy of your amended birth certificate complete and submit the Application to Request a Birth Certificate, along with your photo ID, and payment of $30 per copy. Payment must be in the form of a money order made payable to the “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”. Credit card payments and personal checks are not accepted.