How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Wyoming?
You may find some time after you are divorced, that you need a copy of your divorce certificate to verify your name change, marital status, and identity. This document can be used for many purposes such as insurance, employment, business and legal matters. If you were divorced in Wyoming, you can obtain a copy by following the process below.
The Wyoming Department of Health handles all vital records and issues divorce certificates. Only you, your ex-spouse or the lawyer for either party may get a copy of the divorce certificate. You will need the following information to obtain your copy:
- Full name of husband.
- Full name of wife (including maiden name).
- Dave of the divorce.
- City or county the divorce took place in.
- Signature of either party.
- Mailing address where the certificate is to be sent.
- Valid photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military or state ID.
You must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your order. If you wish to have expedited service, you may send a postage-paid envelope from UPS or FEDEX.
Regular processing time is about five business days for mail orders. You will need to send your order to:
Vital Statistics Services
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
You may call them at (307) 777-7591 if you have questions about your order.
The fee for your copy is $8, and it is non-refundable. Your payment must be in a money order format or a bank check (no personal checks allowed) made out to Vital Statistics Service.
You may also use a service like VitalChek to do an online search and request a copy of your divorce certificate through them. They offer expedited services, and you can pay with a credit card.
Another option is to contact your original divorce lawyer and get a copy from them. They are required by law to keep legal documents for some number of years. If they don’t have yours on file, they can get a copy for you.