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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.
• 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:

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

Contact the Clerk's Office

County Clerk
Lori Smallwood

P.O. Box 31
Basin, WY 82410

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