Gender Change Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to a lawyer. Click for help finding a lawyer. You can also ask your court’s self-help center if they provide help with gender changes.

NOTE: All California courts use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have special, local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court’s website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.


Forms for Name AND Gender Change (Adult)

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Change of Name, Recognition of Change of Gender, and Issuance of New Birth Certificate The back of this form has instructions

NC-200

Order to Show Cause for Change of Name to Conform to Gender Identity NC-125 / NC-225
Attachment to Petition for Change of Name NC-110
Civil Case Cover Sheet CM-010
Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate NC-230

Remember to get your court’s local forms, if any. Click to find your local court’s website.

Find information on fee waivers.

Forms for Gender Change ONLY (Without Name Change) (Adult)

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Recognition of Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate The back of this form has instructions NC-300
Civil Case Cover Sheet CM-010
Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate NC-330

Remember to get your court’s local forms, if any. Click to find your local court’s website.

Find information on fee waivers.

Forms for Name AND Gender Change (Minor)

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Recognition of Minor's Change of Gender and Issuance of Birth Certificate, and Change of Name NC-500

Order to Show Cause for Change of Name to Conform to Gender Identity

-OR-

Order to Show Cause for Recognition of Minor’s Change of Gender and Issuance of New Birth Certificate and Change of Name

NC-125 / NC-225

NC-520

Attachment to Petition for Change of Name NC-110
Civil Case Cover Sheet CM-010
Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate NC-230

Remember to get your court’s local forms, if any. Click to find your local court’s website.

Find information on fee waivers.

Forms for Gender Change ONLY (Without Name Change) (Minor)

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below.

Form Name Instructions Form Number
Petition for Recognition of Minor’s Change of Gender and Issuance of New Birth Certificate NC-500

Order to Show Cause for Recognition of Minor’s Change of Gender and Issuance of New Birth Certificate

NC-520

Civil Case Cover Sheet CM-010
Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate NC-330

Remember to get your court’s local forms, if any. Click to find your local court’s website.

Find information on fee waivers.