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Wyoming State, WY

State of Wyoming
Marriage License Requirements

  • Marriage License Fee:$30.00.

  • The County Clerk issues Wyoming marriage licenses, which can be used anywhere in the state. These licenses expire one year from the date issued.

  • Minimum Age: 18.

    • Applicants who are 16 years old must obtain a court order.

  • Waiting Period: None.

  • License Validity: 365 days.

  • Blood Test: Not Required.

  • Residency: Not Required.

  • Witnesses: Two witnesses are required at the marriage ceremony.


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Application:

To complete the application for a marriage license, a couple must:

  • Must be at least 18 years old 

    • Ages 16 to 18 years old must have written parental consent

    • Both parents must give consent or custodial parent/guardian must be verified by proper documentation i.e: court order, divorce decree, etc.

  • Must provide the following information for the both applicants:

    • Date and place of birth

    • Residence address

    • Social Security number

    • Parents’ (mother and father) places of birth

    • Mother’s maiden name

    • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)

    • Social Security number


ID Requirement:

  • Driver’s License

  • State issued ID card

  • Military ID

  • Passport

  • Passport Card

  • Permanent Resident Card

  • Foreign Gov’t issued Passport


Waiting Period:

None. You do not have to wait to get your license, and you may get married as soon as you obtain the license.


Residency Requirement:

None. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Wyoming to obtain a marriage license that is valid statewide.


Previous Marriages: ✔ Search Marriage | Divorce Records

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be provided.


Marriage License Fees:

Most counties have a $30 license fee. Cash is the recommended method of payment, although some counties will take credit cards and charge a third party transaction fee. Please all ahead to your local County Clerk’s office to find out the fee and ask what form of payment is accepted.



Proxy Marriages:

No. Proxy marriages are not allowed in Wyoming. Both parties must be present to be legally married.


Cousin Marriages:

No. You cannot marry your cousin in Wyoming.


Common Law Marriages:

Common Law marriages are not recognized in Wyoming.


Blood test in Wyoming:

No blood test is required in Wyoming.


Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.


Under 18:

  • To be married in the State of Wyoming, the parties must be 18 years of age or older.

  • If either member of the couple is under 18 years of age, but between the ages of 16 and 18, the couple must have a notarized consent form signed by a parent/legal guardian with them when applying for the marriage license.

  • If either member of the couple is under 16, the license may be obtained only with the court order of a Wyoming District Judge.


Officiants in Wyoming:

A marriage ceremony in Wyoming may be performed by a district judge, county judge, federal judge, court commissioner, Justice of the Peace, or by any licensed or ordained minister or bishop.


Witnesses:

Two witnesses are required at the marriage ceremony.


License Validity Time:

A Wyoming marriage license is valid for one year from it’s date of issue.



Copy of Certificate of Marriage

Vital Records Services
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph: 307.777.7591


Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. For more information regarding Wyoming marriage license records please visit www.health.wyo.gov.