Wyoming Marriage License Requirements

Find out how to get married in WY

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?

No, same-sex marriages are not allowed or 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

307-721-2541

Big Horn County Clerk

420 W C St
Basin, WY 82410

307-568-2357

Campbell County Clerk

500 S. Gillette Ave
Gillette, WY 82716

307-682-7285

Carbon County Clerk

15 W Pine St
Rawlins, WY 82301

307-328-2667

Converse County Clerk

107 North 5th
Douglas, WY 82633

307-358-2244

Crook County Clerk

P.O. Box 37
Sundance, WY 82729

307-283-1323

Fremont County Clerk

450 N 2nd St, Room 220
Lander, WY 82520

307-332-2405

Goshen County Clerk

2125 E A St
Torrington, WY 82240

307-532-4051

Hot Springs County Clerk

415 Arapahoe St
Thermopolis, WY 82443

307-864-3515

Johnson County Clerk

76 North Main
Buffalo, WY 82834

307-684-7272

Laramie County Clerk

19th And Carey Ave Room 201
Cheyenne, WY 82003

307-633-4264

Lincoln County Clerk

415 Arapahoe St
Kemmerer, WY 83101

307-877-9056

Natrona County Clerk

P.O. Box 863
Casper, WY 82602

307-235-9206

Niobrara County Clerk

P.O. Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225

307-334-2211

Park County Clerk

P.O. Box 1060
Cody, WY 82414

307-527-8600

Platte County Clerk

P.O. Box 728
Wheatland, WY 82201

307-322-2315

Sheridan County , Clerks Office

224 So. Main Suite B-2
Sheridan, WY 82801

307-674-2500

Sublette County Clerk

P.O. Box 250
Pinedale, WY 82941

307-367-4372

Sweetwater County Clerk

80 W Flaming Gorge
Green River, WY 82935

307-352-6400

Teton County Clerk

P.O. Box 1727
Jackson, WY 83001

307-733-4430

Uinta County Clerk

225 9th St
Evanston, WY 82931

307-783-0306

Washakie County Clerk

10th And Bighorn
Worland, WY 82401

307-347-3131

Weston County Clerk

1 West Main St
Newcastle, WY 82701

307-746-4744