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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.


County Commissioners

Felix Carrizales
PO Box 204
Burlington, WY 82411
Phone: 307-272-6801

Dave Neves
PO Box 7
Emblem,  WY 82422
Phone: 307-272-1107

Deb Craft
PO Box 31
Basin WY  82440
Phone: 307-272-4152



Big Horn County Clerk
Lori Smallwood
Big Horn County Commissioners
Big Horn County Courthouse
P.O. Box 31
Basin, WY 82410
Ph: (307) 568-2357
Fx: (307) 568-9375





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