Starting Jan. 1, individuals can change sex on Oregon birth certificates to non-binary


Starting Jan. 1, people born in Oregon will be able to change their sex on a birth certificate by completing a notarized application.

The state Vital Records office is preparing for the implementation of House Bill 2673, will allows any individual to request a name change or sex designation change on a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity.

Previously, someone wanting to make that change would have to get a court order indicating that a person had completed sexual reassignment.

Instead of an "F" or an "M," an individual will be able to change their sex to "X."

You can find forms and answers to frequently asked questions here.

Amending a birth certificate requires a $35 amendment fee, although that doesn't include the cost of the certificate, which are $25 each for a short-form version and $30 each for the long-form version. New birth records will be provided within seven to 10 working days after the notarized application and fees have been submitted and new birth certificate has been ordered. Applicants will receive a new certified copy of the record of live birth for the registrant (if ordered); a copy of the application form requesting the change; and correspondence from the State Registrar on the final decision.

Applications can be submitted by mail or in person at 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 225, Portland, OR 97232.

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