How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Wyoming
Sometimes when you get a new job, apply for school, or when you go to get a driver’s license or passport, you need a copy of your birth certificate. This document verifies your identity and age.
If you were born in Wyoming and needed a certified copy, you can obtain one pretty easily by following the steps below.
The Wyoming Department of Health handles all birth certificate requests, and you will need to contact them for a copy. Only specific individuals can access birth records, and the list below are the only people who can get a copy of yours:
- You, if you are 18 or older.
- Your parents.
- Your lawyer.
- Your legal guardian.
First, you can download a copy of their application to fill out. Then you can decide how you want to order your copy. You can visit them in-person, or order by mail.
You will need at least the following information to fill out the application:
- Full name on birth certificate.
- Date of birth.
- City or county of birth.
- Full names of both parents, including mother’s maiden name.
- Signature of the parent or individual on record.
- Mailing address to send the copies to.
- Valid photo ID.
If you choose to order by mail, you can send your paperwork to:
Vital Statistics Services
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Be sure to send a prepaid, self-addressed envelope with your request.
Mail order can take up to five business days for processing.
You can call them with any questions at (307) 777-7591.
You must pay a non-refundable $8 fee per copy of your birth certificate, and you are limited to five copies at a time. You may pay with only a money order or bank check payable to Vital Statistics Services.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker.