TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton Feb. 12 announced that customers may change the M/F gender designation on their New Jersey driver license or non-driver identification card without a doctor’s note.
According to a release, the “Declaration of Gender Designation Change for New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card” form is available at NJMVC Agencies and can be downloaded from the NJMVC website, njmvc.gov, and no longer requires the signature of a health care practitioner.
Customers who choose to change their M/F gender designation must surrender their current driver license or identification card and obtain a duplicate for the standard fee of $11.
“We are proud to serve one of the most diverse states in the nation, and it is a bedrock principle for us at the NJMVC that we represent and treat every individual with respect and dignity,” stated Fulton. “Allowing customers to change their gender designation to reflect their gender identity is deeply important for showing that all New Jerseyans are valued equally. We are proud to stand with our LGBTQ community.”
The ability to change gender designation by self-attestation follows the passage of the “Babs Siperstein Law,” named after the noted transgender activist, which was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 3, 2018.
Later this year, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will offer an "X" gender option on New Jersey driver licenses and non-driver identification cards for non-binary New Jersey residents.