§ 5112. Issuance of new birth certificate; change of sex

(a)(1) Upon receipt of an application for a new birth certificate and after receiving sufficient evidence to determine that an individual’s sexual reassignment has been completed, the State Registrar shall update the Statewide Registration System and issue a new birth certificate to:

(A) show that the sex of the individual born in this State has been changed; and

(B) if the application is accompanied by a decree of the Probate Division authorizing a change of name associated with the change of sex, to reflect the change of name.

(2) The State Registrar shall record in the System the identity of the person requesting the new certificate, the nature and content of the change made, the person who made the change, and the date of the change.

(b)(1) An affidavit by a licensed physician who has treated or evaluated the individual stating that the individual has undergone surgical, hormonal, or other treatment appropriate for that individual for the purpose of gender transition shall constitute sufficient evidence to determine that sexual reassignment has been completed. The affidavit shall include the medical license number and signature of the physician.

(2) If the State Registrar denies an application under this section, the applicant may petition the Probate Division of the Superior Court, which shall review the application and relevant evidence de novo to determine if the issuance of a new birth certificate under this section is warranted. If the court issues a decree ordering the issuance of a new birth certificate under this section, the State Registrar shall update the Statewide Registration System and issue a new birth certificate in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 18 Sec. 5112

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See

(c) A new certificate issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be substituted for the original birth certificate in official records. The new certificate shall not show that a change in name or sex, or both, has been made. The original birth certificate, the Probate Division change of name decree, if any, and any other records relating to the issuance of the new birth certificate shall be confidential and shall be exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act; however an individual may have access to his or her own records and may authorize the State Registrar to confirm that he or she issued a new birth certificate to the individual that reflects a change in name or sex, or both.

(d) If an individual born in this State has an amended birth certificate showing that the sex of the individual has been changed, and the birth certificate is marked "Court Amended" or otherwise clearly shows that it has been amended, the individual may receive a new birth certificate from the State Registrar upon application. (Added 2011, No. 35, § 4, eff. May 18, 2011; amended 2015, No. 23, § 10; 2017, No. 46, § 38, eff. July 1, 2019.)