Birth and Death Certificate Corrections FAQ

Making a Change or Correction to a Birth or Death Certificate

Please be aware Lane County Vital Records, in Eugene, Oregon cannot correct birth and death certificates.  Corrections and changes to birth and death certificates are made through Oregon State Vital Records office, located in Portland, Oregon.

Click on the links below for information on corrections you can make through Oregon State Vital Records in Portland, Oregon.

Birth Certificates: Information on Court Ordered Name Changes, Paternity, and Other Corrections

Please be aware Lane County Vital Records in Eugene, Oregon cannot correct or change birth certificates. Corrections and changes to birth certificates are made through Oregon State Vital Records office, located in Portland, Oregon.

For information on changing or correcting a birth certificate, please contact Oregon State Vital Records office in Portland, Oregon.

See Oregon Vital Records amendments pages for information on changing a birth certificate related to the types of changes below:

Court ordered name change

Paternity (adding or removing a father’s name)

Typographical errors

• Other types of changes

See menu below for information on changing sex on the birth certificate.

Birth Certificates: Information on Changing Sex Designation

Please be aware Lane County Vital Records in Eugene, Oregon cannot correct birth certificates.  Name and sex  designation changes as related to hospital typographical error or gender identity on birth certificates can be made through the Oregon State Vital Records Office in Portland, Oregon

• For information on changing sex on birth certificates related to hospital or other typographical error, see correction pages from Oregon Vital Records.

• To change your name or sex to reflect a change in gender identity on your birth certificate, please contact the Oregon State Vital Records Office.

• For court orders related to changing gender identity on the birth certificate and possibly other legal documents, see information from Oregon State Vital Records.

Death Certificates: Information on Changes and Corrections

Please be aware Lane County Vital Records, in Eugene, Oregon cannot correct death certificates. Corrections and changes to death certificates are made through Oregon State Vital Records office, located in Portland, Oregon.

For changing or correcting a death certificate, please see information on Oregon Vital Records amendments pages.

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