How To Obtain a Marriage License or Certificate in Wyoming?
Wyoming with its rolling plains and rocky mountains is a dream location to get married. On your honeymoon, you can enjoy romantic visits to Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park or just explore the many canyons and rivers. Wyoming is also home to hundreds of species of wild animals.
Rules and Regulations
If you plan on getting married in Wyoming and hiking the Grand Teton for your honeymoon, you will first need to get to know their rules and regulations for marriage.
- You must be 18 years old to get married in Wyoming without parental consent.
- If you are 16-17 years old, you need to have notarized parental consent.
- Anyone younger than 16 can only be married with a court order.
- You will need two witnesses present at your wedding ceremony.
- You do not need to reside in Wyoming to be married there.
- There is no blood test or physical required.
- Cousin marriage is not allowed.
- Same-sex marriage is legal.
How to Apply
You must both appear in person, together at the County Clerk’s office to obtain a marriage license. You will need to bring with you the following paperwork when applying:
- A $30 application fee, payable in cash only.
- Date of divorce or death if you were married previously.
- Date and place of birth for both people.
- The current address for both parties.
- Social security number for both people.
- Parent’s places of birth.
- Mother’s maiden name for both parties.
- A valid, current photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, military ID, state ID or green card.
Waiting Period and Expiration
There is no waiting period to get married after obtaining your marriage license, and you can be married the same day. The license is good for a full year, giving you plenty of time to plan the perfect wedding.
Who Can Officiate
Any court commissioner, judge, justice of the peace or ordained minister or bishop can perform your wedding ceremony.
After the Wedding
If you wish to change your name, you will need to pick up a name change kit for your name change to be legal.
If you wish to get a copy of your marriage certificate after it has been filed and recorded, you can contact the Vital Records Services of Wyoming and order one online.