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Changing Your Sex Designation on Your DL or ID
How to Apply

You may request to change the sex designation on your driver license or ID card when you apply to renew or replace your existing card. To do so you must:

  • Make the request in-person at a DMV office;
  • Be qualified to renew or replace your current card;
  • Surrender your current card;
  • Submit a completed application;
  • Pay the applicable fee; and
  • Present one of the following documents:
    • A DMV Change of Gender Designation Form (Form 735-7401);
    • A certified court order of sex change;
    • A U.S. government-issued birth record amended with the desired sex designation; or
    • A U.S. passport amended with the desired sex.

You may also request to change your name as part of this request. To do so you must present proof of a legal name change.

NOTE: At this time because of system constraints DMV can only capture two sex designations, which are “M” for male and “F” for female. DMV understands that you may not identify as a male or female and wish to have a designation other than “M” or “F”. To respond to our customers’ requests DMV is undertaking the rule writing process, which will include public notice and opportunity for comment on a draft rule.  These changes  will take  time; however, DMV is addressing the need for change.  

Privacy of Information Relating to Gender Designation

The information you provide to DMV when changing your gender designation will be kept confidential.