If you're getting married in the state of Wyoming you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk office. These offices, some of which are referred to as the "marriage license bureau," are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. This document outlines the requirements you must adhere to in order to get a valid marriage license that can be used statewide. Let's begin…

Cost of Your License

How much does a marriage license cost?

The marriage license fee is $25.00 dollars. Accepted forms of payment are cash.

Residency Requirement

Are there any special residency conditions for in-state or out-of-state residents?

There are none. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Wyoming to obtain a marriage license that will be valid statewide.

Waiting Period

After I submit my application how long do I have to wait before I receive my marriage license?

There is no waiting period. You will receive your marriage license immediately after you submit your application.

Is there a waiting period from the moment the license is given to me to the date I'm allowed to actually marry?

No, you can get married immediately after your marriage license is issued.

License Expiration

How long will my marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?

Your marriage license will never expire once it's been issued.

What happens if my marriage license expires before I get a chance to use it?

This scenario wouldn't apply to you because, as stated above, your license will not expire once it's been issued to you.

Age Requirement

How old must I be to get married?

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.

What if one or both of us is younger than 18?

If either partner is under 18, parental consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you are under 16 you can not marry without a court order.

Blood Test

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

No blood test or physical exam is required.

Divorced or Widowed Applicants

What if one or both partners have been divorced or have had a spouse die?

If you were previously married, the date of your divorce or the date of your spouse's death must be provided. Bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. If necessary, a copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered from your local vital records office and mailed to you.

Marriage Name Change

How do I legally change my name before or after I get married?

When you are married, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This document will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need to complete the process of notifying several government agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc).

There is an online marriage name change kit that you can use and complete before or after your marriage takes place. It's applicable for Wyoming or any other state in the union. Completing all the necessary name change documentation prior to your wedding is recommended in order to expedite the name change process.

Proxy Marriage

What is a proxy marriage?

A proxy marriage, also known as a "proxy wedding," is when one or both partners to be married are unable to physically attend the ceremony. The missing person, or persons, will have someone "stand in" for them and serve as their "proxy."

Can I get married by proxy if I'm unable to to be present for the ceremony?

No, getting married by proxy is not allowed in Wyoming. There are actually only five states left that do allow marriage by proxy.

Common Law Marriage

What is a common law marriage?

The term "common law marriage" refers to an informal marriage, based upon cohabitation and a mutual understanding by both partners, rather than getting married through a civil or religious ceremony. The latter, more common approach, would require an actual Wyoming marriage license.

Is a common law marriage a legal option for me instead of undergoing a conventional marriage?

No, common-law marriages are not allowed in Wyoming. This is unsurprising as only one-fifth of the country currently recognizes common law marriage.

Cousin Marriage

Can I get married to my cousin?

No, cousin marriages are not allowed.

Same Sex Marriage

Are same sex marriages legal?

Yes, same-sex marriages are allowed and legally recognized in Wyoming.

Where to Go

Where do I physically need to go to get my marriage license?

Wyoming has 23 offices where a marriage license can be acquired. Simply choose a location below to visit. Phone numbers as well as map and accompanying driving direction links are provided for every address.

Albany County Clerk
525 E Grand Ave, # 202
Laramie, WY 82070
Big Horn County Clerk
420 W C St
Basin, WY 82410
Campbell County Clerk
500 S. Gillette Ave
Gillette, WY 82716
Carbon County Clerk
15 W Pine St
Rawlins, WY 82301
Converse County Clerk
107 North 5th
Douglas, WY 82633
Crook County Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Sundance, WY 82729
Fremont County Clerk
450 N 2nd St, Room 220
Lander, WY 82520
Goshen County Clerk
2125 E A St
Torrington, WY 82240
Hot Springs County Clerk
415 Arapahoe St
Thermopolis, WY 82443
Johnson County Clerk
76 North Main
Buffalo, WY 82834
Laramie County Clerk
19th And Carey Ave Room 201
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Lincoln County Clerk
415 Arapahoe St
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Natrona County Clerk
P.O. Box 863
Casper, WY 82602
Niobrara County Clerk
P.O. Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225
Park County Clerk
P.O. Box 1060
Cody, WY 82414
Platte County Clerk
P.O. Box 728
Wheatland, WY 82201
Sheridan County Clerks Office
224 So. Main Suite B-2
Sheridan, WY 82801
Sublette County Clerk
P.O. Box 250
Pinedale, WY 82941
Sweetwater County Clerk
80 W Flaming Gorge
Green River, WY 82935
Teton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1727
Jackson, WY 83001
Uinta County Clerk
225 9th St
Evanston, WY 82931
Washakie County Clerk
10th And Bighorn
Worland, WY 82401
Weston County Clerk
1 West Main St
Newcastle, WY 82701