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County Clerk
Lori Smallwood

Address:
P.O. Box 31
Basin, WY 82410

Phone: 307-568-2357
Fax: 307-568-9375

E-Mails
Lori.Smallwood@bighorncountywy.gov

 

Marriage Licenses

Getting a marriage license in Wyoming

Licenses are obtained in Wyoming’s county clerk’s offices and can be used immediately after issued.  Marriage licenses are valid (in the state of Wyoming) for a period of one year from the date of issue.  No blood test is required.  The clerk’s office issues licenses Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  The office is closed on recognized holidays.

Plan ahead: The process to issue a license can take up to thirty minutes to gather information and type the forms needed to complete the process.

If you wish to have the judge perform your ceremony - Please call 307.568.2367 to schedule a appointment.

Legal age to marry:

• 18 year of age or older
• 16 or17, signed parental consent is required
• 15 or younger, a judge’s court order is required

Photo Identification:

• Driver’s license, Military ID, Passport, etc.

Before you apply for the license, both parties need to know and provide the following information:

• Both parties must be present in the clerk's office to sign the application. In addition a competent witness must be present to sign the application stating that to their knowledge there is no legal impediment to the parties entering into the contract of marriage.
• Both parties’ first, middle and last names
• Age of both parties
• Current residential address
• Date of birth
• Place of birth for both parties
• Father’s first, middle, and last name and state or country of his birth
• Mother’s first, middle and maiden name and state or country of her birth
• Number of prior marriages
• How last marriage ended and date. If a previous marriage ended in death or divorce; the date of that death or divorce must be known.
• Education level
• Both parties’ social security number. If either party does not have one, a written affidavit or statement shall become permanent record, indicating so. We ask that each person provide identification which shows a social security number if the applicants have one, if not, then identification that shows that they are who they say they are. This is to alleviate wrong information on a legal document, which may cause problems later on.
Fees:
• Marriage license $30.00 (cash or check)
• Certified copy* $5.00
*A certified copy of your marriage license may be required for items of legal importance for you and/or your family.

Other Information:
• If you wish to have the judge perform your ceremony - Please call 307.568.2367 to schedule a appointment.
• Wyoming does not have a waiting period or require blood tests.
• The certificate, signed by the officiate, must be turned in within ten days
• The certificate expires one year from date of issued if not used

For detailed information, please read Wyoming Statutes 20-1-101 through 20-1-113,
which is available on the web at:  http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title20/Title20.htm

The Vital Records Division (307-777-7591) at the State of Wyoming maintains copies of all Wyoming marriages from May 1941 to the present.