5.2 - Application Fee

Federal Authority:

Code of Federal Regulations

45 C.F.R 302.33 - Services to individuals not receiving Title IV-A or Title IV-E foster care assistance.

45 C.F.R. 303.15 Agreements to use FPLS in parental kidnapping and child custody cases

45 C.F.R. 303.69 Requests by agents or attorneys of the U.S. for information from FPLS

State Authority:

Wyoming Statute

Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-104 - Child support enforcement generally

Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-105 - Eligibility for services; fees for services

Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules

Chapter 3 - Eligibility and Application for Services

Chapter 4 - General Services

Policy Number:  5.2

Effective Date:  October 10, 2010


Federal regulations allow States to establish an application fee and cost recovery program for those non-public assistance applicants applying for child support services.  The Wyoming CSP shall:


Child Support Services

If there is not already a child support case (IV-D case), applicants must complete a child support application.  No application fee is required to be paid by the applicant but the Wyoming CSP will pay a one cent fee. 

The application is complete once the applicant completes, signs, and dates the child support application.     

Locate Only Services

Under very specific circumstances, the CSP State Office will accept an application for locate only services.  The Wyoming CSP District Office shall accept the application and forward the application onto the Wyoming CSP State Office for processing.  Not only will an applicant complete, sign, and date a child support application, but the applicant will be an authorized person.  An authorized person for purposes of locate only services is:

1. An agent or attorney licensed to practice law in Wyoming who has the duty or authority to enforce a child custody or visitation determination;

2. A court or agent of the court with jurisdiction to make or enforce a child custody or visitation determination; or

3. An agent of the United States or State of Wyoming with the authority to investigate, enforce, or commence criminal prosecution for the unlawful taking of a child.

In the case of parental kidnapping, the application shall be approved by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office and accompanied by a sworn statement indicating the locate information sought through the Federal Parent Locator Services (FPLS) is for the sole purpose of enforcing a federal or state law with the respect to the unlawful taking or restraint of a child.


When the court orders genetic testing in a Non-IVD case, a private attorney may apply for child support services along with genetic testing through the child support program by completing the application as provided above.

Cross Reference


Version Number:  4

Last Revised Date:  May 4, 2020

Last Reviewed: March 28, 2023