Form NC-300 Petition for Recognition of Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate - California

Form NC-300 or the "Petition For Recognition Of Change Of Gender And For Issuance Of New Birth Certificate" is a form issued by the California Superior Court.

Download a PDF version of the Form NC-300 down below or find it on the California Superior Court Forms website.

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NC-300
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):
PETITION FOR RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF GENDER AND FOR
CASE NUMBER:
ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Before you complete this petition, you should read the instructions on the next page. Note: if you were born in California,
you do not need to file this petition or to obtain a court order in order for the State Registrar to issue a new birth certificate
reflecting a change of gender. See Health and Safety Code section 103426.
is 18 years old or older and requests an order
1. Petitioner (present name):
recognizing the change of petitioner's gender to
a.
female.
b.
male.
c.
nonbinary.
2.
Petitioner requests an order for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the change of petitioner's gender.
3.
Petitioner
has
has not
already obtained a decree of change of name. (If petitioner has obtained a decree of change
of name, attach a certified copy of the decree to this petition.)
4. 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
Form Approved for Optional Use
Health and Safety Code, §§ 103425, 103430,
PETITION FOR RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF GENDER AND
Judicial Council of California
103435, 103440
FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
NC-300 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
www.courts.ca.gov
NC-300
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):
PETITION FOR RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF GENDER AND FOR
CASE NUMBER:
ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Before you complete this petition, you should read the instructions on the next page. Note: if you were born in California,
you do not need to file this petition or to obtain a court order in order for the State Registrar to issue a new birth certificate
reflecting a change of gender. See Health and Safety Code section 103426.
is 18 years old or older and requests an order
1. Petitioner (present name):
recognizing the change of petitioner's gender to
a.
female.
b.
male.
c.
nonbinary.
2.
Petitioner requests an order for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the change of petitioner's gender.
3.
Petitioner
has
has not
already obtained a decree of change of name. (If petitioner has obtained a decree of change
of name, attach a certified copy of the decree to this petition.)
4. 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
Form Approved for Optional Use
Health and Safety Code, §§ 103425, 103430,
PETITION FOR RECOGNITION OF CHANGE OF GENDER AND
Judicial Council of California
103435, 103440
FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE
NC-300 [Rev. September 1, 2018]
www.courts.ca.gov
NC-300
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING PETITION FOR RECOGNITION OF
CHANGE OF GENDER AND FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW BIRTH
CERTIFICATE
(This instruction page is for the information of petitioner seeking a court order. It is not part of the petition and does not need to be filed.)
1.
Where to File
The petition for a court order recognizing a change of gender and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting that change
may be filed in the superior court of any county in California. Note that if you were born in California you do not need to file
this petition or obtain a court order in order for the State Registrar to issue a new birth certificate reflecting a change of
gender. See Health and Safety Code section 103426. You may make the request directly to the State Registrar at the California
Department of Public Health. (See contact information below.)
2. Who May File
This petition form may only be used by individuals 18 years old or older. (Minors must use form NC-500.) If you were born in
California, you may file the order you receive with the State Registrar and obtain a new birth certificate.
3.
What Forms Are Required
You will need an original and a copy of each of the following documents:
a.
Petition for Recognition of Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate (form NC-300)
b.
Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate (form NC-330)
c.
Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010)
In addition, if you have already obtained a decree of change of name, attach a certified copy of the decree to the petition.
4.
Filing
Prepare an original Civil Case Cover Sheet (form CM-010). Complete the original petition and file that form and the Civil Case
Cover Sheet with the clerk of the court and obtain a filed-endorsed copy 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.
Court Hearing
A hearing date will only be set if timely objections have been filed. If there is a hearing, you will be sent a notice by the court. Bring
copies of all documents to the hearing. If the judge grants the petition, the judge will sign the original order and decree. Bring copies
of all documents to the hearing. If the judge grants the petition, the judge will sign the Order Recognizing Change of Gender and for
Issuance of New Birth Certificate (form NC-330).
If there are no timely objections filed, the court will grant the petition and sign the order without a hearing.
6.
New 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 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 these petitions
and the times when petitions are heard.
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