Form NC-200 Petition for Change of Name, Recognition of Change of Gender, and Issuance of New Birth Certificate - California

Form NC-200 or the "Petition For Change Of Name, Recognition Of Change Of Gender, And Issuance Of New Birth Certificate" is a form issued by the California Superior Court.

Download a PDF version of the Form NC-200 down below or find it on the California Superior Court Forms website.

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NC-200
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY
STATE BAR NUMBER:
NAME:
FIRM NAME:
STREET ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO.:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
ATTORNEY FOR (name):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
PETITION OF (name):
CASE NUMBER:
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME, RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF
GENDER, AND ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Before you complete this petition, you should read the Instructions for Filing on the next page. You must answer all
questions and check all boxes that apply to you on this petition. You must file this petition in the superior court of the
county where the person whose name is to be changed resides.
is 18 years old or older
1.
Petitioner (present name):
and a resident of this county.
Petitioner requests that the court decree that petitioner’s name is changed, in order to conform to petitioner's gender identity, to
2.
(proposed name):
3.
Petitioner requests a decree recognizing that the petitioner’s gender is changed to:
a.
female.
b.
male.
c.
nonbinary.
Petitioner requests that the court order that a new birth certificate be issued reflecting the gender and name changes sought by
4.
this petition.
5.
Petitioner requests that the court issue an order directing any interested persons to file written objections to show cause why
the petition for change of name should not be granted.
Petitioner provides the following information in support of this petition:
6.
a. The declaration below.
The information contained in the attachment (attach a completed copy of the attachment Name and Information About the
b–f.
Person Whose Name Is to Be Changed (form NC-110)).
DECLARATION
(present name):
I
declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of California that the
request for a change in gender to (check one)
female
male
nonbinary
is to conform my legal gender to my
gender identity and is not for any fraudulent purpose.
Date:
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME OF PETITIONER)
(SIGNATURE OF PETITIONER)
Page 1 of 2
(Instructions on next page)
Code of Civil Procedure, § 1275 et seq.;
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME, RECOGNITION OF CHANGE
Judicial Council of California
Health and Safety Code, §§ 103430, 103435
OF GENDER, AND ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
www.courts.ca.gov
NC-200 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
NC-200
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY
STATE BAR NUMBER:
NAME:
FIRM NAME:
STREET ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO.:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
ATTORNEY FOR (name):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
BRANCH NAME:
PETITION OF (name):
CASE NUMBER:
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME, RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF
GENDER, AND ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Before you complete this petition, you should read the Instructions for Filing on the next page. You must answer all
questions and check all boxes that apply to you on this petition. You must file this petition in the superior court of the
county where the person whose name is to be changed resides.
is 18 years old or older
1.
Petitioner (present name):
and a resident of this county.
Petitioner requests that the court decree that petitioner’s name is changed, in order to conform to petitioner's gender identity, to
2.
(proposed name):
3.
Petitioner requests a decree recognizing that the petitioner’s gender is changed to:
a.
female.
b.
male.
c.
nonbinary.
Petitioner requests that the court order that a new birth certificate be issued reflecting the gender and name changes sought by
4.
this petition.
5.
Petitioner requests that the court issue an order directing any interested persons to file written objections to show cause why
the petition for change of name should not be granted.
Petitioner provides the following information in support of this petition:
6.
a. The declaration below.
The information contained in the attachment (attach a completed copy of the attachment Name and Information About the
b–f.
Person Whose Name Is to Be Changed (form NC-110)).
DECLARATION
(present name):
I
declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of California that the
request for a change in gender to (check one)
female
male
nonbinary
is to conform my legal gender to my
gender identity and is not for any fraudulent purpose.
Date:
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME OF PETITIONER)
(SIGNATURE OF PETITIONER)
Page 1 of 2
(Instructions on next page)
Code of Civil Procedure, § 1275 et seq.;
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME, RECOGNITION OF CHANGE
Judicial Council of California
Health and Safety Code, §§ 103430, 103435
OF GENDER, AND ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
www.courts.ca.gov
NC-200 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
NC-200
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING A PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER
1.
Where to File
The petition for change of name and gender must be filed in the superior court in the county where the petitioner is a resident.
2. Whose Name May Be Changed
The petition may be used to change your name and to obtain a court order recognizing a change of gender and for issuance of a
new birth certificate, if you are 18 or older. (Minors must use form NC-500.) If you were born in California, you may file the order
with the State Registrar and obtain a new birth certificate.
3.
What Forms Are Required
You need an original and two copies of each of the following documents:
a.
Petition for Change of Name, Recognition of Change of Gender, and Issuance of New Birth Certificate (form NC-200)
b. Name and Information About the Person Whose Name Is to Be Changed (Attachment to Petition) (form NC-110)
c.
Order to Show Cause for Change of Name to Conform to Gender Identity (form NC-125/NC-225)
d.
Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Change of Gender Identity and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate
(form NC-230)
e.
Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010)
4. Filing and Filing Fee
Prepare an original Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010). File the original petition and Civil Case Cover Sheet with the clerk of
the court and obtain two filed-endorsed copies of the petition. A filing fee will be charged unless you qualify for a fee waiver. (If you
want to apply for a fee waiver, see Request to Waive Court Fees (form FW-001) and Information Sheet on Waiver of Superior
Court Fees and Costs (form FW-001–INFO).)
5. Filing the Order to Show Cause
Ask the court clerk to obtain a judge’s signature on the Order to Show Cause, then file the original order in the clerk’s office and
obtain filed-endorsed copies of the order.
6. Domestic Violence Confidentiality Program
In cases where the petitioner is a participant in the state address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), the petition, the order to
show cause, and the decree should, instead of giving the proposed name, indicate that the name is confidential and on file with the
Secretary of State. See Information Sheet for Name Change Proceedings Under Address Confidentiality Program (Safe at Home)
(form NC-400-INFO).
7.
Court Hearing
If no objections are filed, the court will grant the petition without a hearing. A hearing date will be set if timely objections have been
filed. If there is a hearing, you will be sent a notice by the court. You may also check with the court after the deadline to see if a
hearing date has been set. Bring copies of all documents to the hearing. If the judge grants the name and gender change petition,
the judge will sign the original decree.
8.
Birth Certificate
If you were born in California, to obtain a new birth certificate reflecting the change of gender, file a certified copy of the order within
30 days with the Secretary of State and the State Registrar and pay the applicable fees. You may write or contact the State
Registrar at:
California Department of Public Health
Vital Records
MS 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Phone: 916-445-2684
Website: www.cdph.ca.gov
Local courts may supplement these instructions. Check with the court to determine whether supplemental information is available.
For instance, the court may provide you with additional written information identifying the department that handles name and
gender change petitions, and the times when petitions are heard.
NC-200 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
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