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The Big Horn County Commissioners are dedicated to preserving the health, safety & welfare of our citizens through conservative, responsive, & thoughtful action based on the premise that all people are entitled to fair, equal, & limited government.


Thursday August 15, 2019



On Thursday August 8th the County Commission was alerted to a possible asbestos exposure as a result of construction activities in the building. In an abundance of caution the Elected Officials closed the courthouse until proper testing could be conducted.

Testing results indicated that a minute amount of asbestos was detected in the building that measured less than one tenth of acceptable levels. A qualified abatement team will begin the required cleaning of the entire courthouse facility. This cleaning will begin Monday August 19th and offices within the building will be reopened immediately following cleaning and approval from the testing agency. Initial estimates for the reopening of the Clerk, Treasurer’s and Assessor’s office will be Monday August 26th, 2019. Completion of the entire courthouse is expected within 30 days.

Notice of office openings will be posted on the County Facebook Page, Website and building bulletin boards. Law Enforcement, County Attorney, Circuit and District Courts as well as Victims Advocacy will continue to operate and can be reached at their published phone numbers. Updates will available by calling 307-568-3975

We thank the public for your patience as we work to ensure the safety of our patrons and employees.

We apologize for the unforeseen inconvenience this closure creates.


Big Horn County, Wyoming

Big Horn County, Wyoming is located in the northern part of Wyoming's Big Horn basin.

Big Horn County was created from parcels taken from Johnson, Fremont, and Sheridan counties, and was organized in 1897.

The principal industries in Big Horn County are gas and oil development, bentonite mining, farming, ranching, and tourism.

The people in our communities still understand and exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, and mutual support. Our farms are second to none in sugar beet, grain, bean, and hay production.

Many sights of historical and natural interest are easily accessed and enjoyed on a tour through Big Horn County. Our county offers many attractions, including the Bighorn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness, Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Refuge, Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, Greybull Museum, Red Gulch Dinosaur Track Site, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (also known as Yellowtail Reservoir) , Shell Falls, Paintrock, and the ancient Medicine Wheel. Outdoor recreationists find a wealth of wild game, fish, and outdoor scenery in Big Horn County.





The people in our communities understand & exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, & mutual support.

Photo of Devil's Kitchen in Big Horn County, WY