Amend a birth certificate following medical intervention for the purpose of sex reassignment

You can amend the sex and name on your Massachusetts birth certificate with proper evidence.

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

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What you need

You will qualify to amend the sex on your birth certificate through the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS) if:

  • You were born in Massachusetts
  • Your physician states in writing that you have completed medical intervention for the purpose of permanent sex reassignment

You will need to file the following evidence:

  • An affidavit indicating your sex and name (if applicable)
    • A parent or guardian must complete this form if the record change is for a minor
  • A notarized physician’s statement that you have completed medical intervention for the purpose of permanent sex reassignment

If you also want to change the legal name on your birth certificate:

  • You must get a court-ordered legal name change before the process of changing the sex on your birth record
    • You will need a court-certified copy of your legal name change decree

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Amendment fee $50 one-time
Certified copy of amended record (by mail) $32 per copy
Certified copy of amended record (in person) $20 per copy

How to amend

Mail completed applicant affidavit and physician's statement, along with check or money order payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon St.
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125

If you're changing your name, you'll also need to include a certified copy of your judicial change of name decree.

Refer to the fact sheet for a full guide and information about fees.

You can make an appointment with the RVRS by emailing vip-amend@state.ma.us or calling (617) 740-2600.

Refer to the fact sheet for a full guide and information about fees.

Amendments may also be made in the city or town where the applicant’s birth occurred. Please contact the local city or town clerk, or Boston Registrar, for more information.

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Contact

Address

150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone

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