Change a Birth Certificate

Use the forms and information on this page to request correction(s) of incorrect or missing information on a birth certificate.

Request changes

Request corrections to any incorrect or missing information on your birth certificate by downloading and completing the English Correction Request Form-Birth and the Spanish Correction Request Form-Birth. Detailed instructions are included with the form. Send the completed form along with any fees to:

Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

If any information is changing because of adoption, surrogacy, court-ordered name change, gender change, or if paternity has been determined, see the instructions and frequently asked questions below.

This site previously contained a link to outdated instructions that incorrectly stated a court order was required when changing the sex designation on a birth certificate. The correct instructions and form to request a change to the designation of sex on a birth certificate are accessible in the link below titled “How do I change the indicator of sex on an Idaho birth certificate?”

Request a change
Use the Correction Request Form for changes to a certificate