Wyoming Birth Records Search

The Wyoming Department of Health is the agency responsible for collecting, maintaining and issuing WY birth records for the state.

Only the following people are eligible to get a copy of your Wisconsin birth record:

  • You, if you are a legal adult.
  • Your parents if named on the certificate.
  • Your lawyer, with your authorization.
  • A court-appointed legal guardian.

You also have to prove your identity when applying for a copy of your birth certificate. You can use one of the following forms of photo ID to do that: a driver’s license, state-issued photo ID, a passport, consular card, tribal ID, concealed weapon permit, military and prison IDs.

Once Wyoming birth records reach the age of 100, they become public records, and you can contact the Archives Department to obtain copies for genealogy.

When applying for a copy, you will need the following information:

  • Full name on the birth record.
  • Date of birth.
  • City or county of birth.
  • Mother’s full name including maiden name.
  • Father’s full name.
  • A signature.
  • Requestor’s information including phone and email.

If you are requesting a copy for someone other than yourself, you will need to prove your identity and your relationship to the person on the record.

Types of WY Birth Records

The state offers only certified copies of your birth certificate. They do not provide any informational or heirloom versions.

A certified copy is legal proof of your identity that you can use to apply for social security benefits, government permits, a driver’s license, passport or to school and the military.

Wyoming can also correct birth records or add paternity upon request.

You can also request an Apostille stamp for your birth certificate, and they can help with that. You will have to fill out special paperwork and pay an additional fee for this service.

State Population

Wyoming’s current population is 573,720. Ranked 15th in the country, it has a healthy growth rate of 1.13%.

Wyoming is the 2nd most sparsely populated state with only 5.85 people per square mile. Cheyenne is the largest city in the state with just over 63,000 people living there.

It was part of the original Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and then became a State on July 10, 1890.

State Population
1 birth every 4270 seconds

1 death every 6405 seconds

Population change from 2010-2016

Population by Gender

There are less women than men in Wyoming. The total population of Wyoming is estimated at 584,910 people with 298,664 male and 286,246 female. There are 12,418 less more women than men in the state, which is 48.94% of the total population.

The Wyoming Gender Ratio is 104 men to 100 women (99:100) or 1.04. State’s gender ratio is higher than the national average of 97 men to 100 women (97:100) or 0.97.

Gender ratio in 2016


Total population in 2016


Timeline of male/female population from 2010-2016

Wyoming Birth Statistics

The state's birth rate decreased to 12.61 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 7,386 total births — the lowest in Wyoming history, and higher than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 7,386, 0.19% of the number of nationwide registered births.

State Birth Rate

Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Wyoming

Top 5 states with a lower birth rate than Wyoming Top 5 states with a higher birth rate than Wyoming
Oregon - 11.05Georgia - 12.63
Hawaii - 12.01Louisiana - 13.78
South Carolina - 11.66Nebraska - 13.93
Mississippi - 12.59North Dakota - 15.04
New York - 11.15Iowa - 13.18

Top 5 Counties in Wyoming with the lowest/highest Birth Rate

Top 5 counties in Wyoming with the lowest birth rate Top 5 counties in Wyoming with the highest birth rate

Fertility Rate in WY

In Wyoming the fertility rate based on historical data went from 70.87 to 67.15 from 2010-2016, and currently is higher than the crude fertility rate of the US - 67.15 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 26.58 to 27.75.

State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother

State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age

Where to Obtain a Wyoming Birth Certificate

You may obtain a Wyoming birth certificate from the Department of Health office by mailing your application, fee and photo ID to:

Vital Statistics Services

2300 Capitol Avenue

Hathaway Building

Cheyenne, WY 82002

You can reach them at (307) 777-7591 with any questions or concerns. You must also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for them to return your certificate in.

The state charges $20 for each Wyoming birth records search and certificate. You may pay with check or money order made out to Vital Statistic Services. You may also pay $25 for a photocopy of the original certificate.

Processing time is usually five days for your WA birth record search and certificate.

You may not request more than five copies of your birth certificate in your lifetime.

Wyoming Department of Public Health

Cost of copy: $8.00
Organization: Vital Statistics Services
Address:Hathaway Building, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Remarks: State office has records since July 1909. After 100 years birth records are available through WY State Archives. WY Vital Records Office is a covered entity under The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Statistics Services. A personal check is accepted only if personalized with the name and current address of individual signing the request. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (307) 777-7591. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at the Wyoming Department of Health website. A legible photocopy of a current state issued ID or passport which bears the signature of the applicant is required. ID with no expiration date is not accepted unless recently issued and additional proof of identification may be requested..