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Where can I get a marriage license?
Wyoming marriage licenses are issued on the county level, at the County Clerk Office, by the County Clerk.
Where can I use it once I get it?
Your marriage license can be used throughout the state, regardless of which County Clerk Office you get it from.
Your license is only valid within the borders of Wyoming. For instance, you can't get a marriage license from the neighboring state of Utah, then use it here—and vice versa.
How much is a marriage license in Wyoming?
A marriage license costs exactly $30.00 USD. This price is established by state law and doesn't change no matter where you buy your license.
I've changed my mind; can I get my money back?
County Clerk Offices will not issue refunds for unused marriage licenses.
Must we both be present when applying?
Both parties to the marriage must appear together when applying for a marriage license.
Is there a waiting period to get a marriage license?
There is no waiting period to get a Wyoming marriage license. You'll get your license the same day you apply for it.
How soon can I get married after getting a license?
You can get married immediately after you receive your marriage license. There is no post-issuance waiting period to abide by before you can have your marriage ceremony.
When will my marriage license expire?
Your Wyoming marriage license will expire one (1) year after it's been issued. If you don't get married before time runs out, you'll have to start over and apply for a brand new license.
I need more time; can I get an extension on my license?
Extensions are not provided for expired (or near expiring) marriage licenses. If your license completely expires you must reapply and repay the same $30.00 application fee, wherein you'll be given one more year.
What are the rules for residents and non-residents?
Whether you're a resident or non-resident of Wyoming, the rules are the same; you can apply for a marriage license anywhere in the state. You can then get married anywhere within the state.
How old must I be to get married?
You must be 18 years old (or above) to get married in Wyoming without parental consent.
16 to 17 years old
You must obtain the consent of both parents or legal guardians. It's not sufficient if only one parent/guardian acquiesces—both must agree.
15 years old and below
You must obtain a court order from a Judge—in Wyoming—which will authorize the County Clerk to issue a marriage license.
What forms of ID must I bring?
There are multiple types of identification to consider bringing when applying for a marriage license at your local County Clerk Office. They are as follows:
Provide one of the following:
- Driver's License
- State-issued Identification
- Military Identification Card
- Issued by U.S. Armed Forces
- Military Dependent Identification Card
- Issued by U.S. Armed Forces
- Birth Certificate
- Original or certified copy
Provide the following:
- Social Security Number
- Issued by the SSA
- You don't need to bring you card; just know your number
- It's understood that non-U.S. citizens are unlikely to have a SSN
How do I go about changing my name due to marriage?
Undergoing a marriage-related name change in the state of Wyoming (or any other state) involves notifying various government and non-government institutions. You'll typically start with updating your Social Security Card, driver's license, passport, and other federal/state/non-governmental institutions.
Keep in mind, your name does not automatically and legally change just because you get married or obtain a marriage license or marriage certificate; you must go through the steps of updating your identification documents, whether it's through an online name change service, or contacting the SSA, State Dept. and WY DOT directly.
Am I required to get a blood test?
No, Wyoming does not require you, nor your partner, to get a blood test as a condition for getting a marriage license.
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