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No, common-law marriages are not recognized in Wyoming.
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Yes, a marriage license must be obtained prior to getting married.
You may apply for a marriage license at the Albany County Clerk’s Office. You may expedite the process by filling out the Marriage License Information Form (PDF).
The marriage license fee is $30 dollars. Accepted forms of payment are cash, personal checks and debit cards that include a Personal Identification Number (PIN). (There is an additional $2 convenience fee for using a debit card.)
None. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Wyoming to obtain a marriage license that is valid statewide.
No, you will receive your license immediately.
No, you can marry immediately after receiving your license.
No blood test or physical exam is required in Wyoming.
You must be 18 years old or older to marry without parental consent.
If either partner is under 18, parental consent forms must be signed and notarized. A Blank Affidavit of Parent’s Consent (PDF) is available through this website and at the County Clerk’s Office. The form may be notarized at our Office for a $5 fee.
Anyone under 16 years of age needs a court order before he or she can get married.
Note: Only one parent is required to give permission for the marriage.
Your marriage license is good for one year. If you do not get married within one year from the date issued, you will need to re-apply for another license. You may, however, request a reprint of an unexpired license.
No. The license is good anywhere in Wyoming. It is not, however, valid outside of the State.
View a copy of the Marriage License Information Form (PDF) as it lists all the information needed.
The Clerk’s Office will want to see a copy of your Driver’s License or other photo ID. In addition, we will ask for:
If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse’s death must be provided.
Yes, same-sex marriages are allowed under Wyoming law.
Any ordained minister may conduct a marriage service in Wyoming and their names and telephone numbers can be found in the yellow pages of a phone book under "Churches." In addition, the following judges and justices may be available. You will need to make your own arrangements for an officiant.
After the officiant (a minister or judge) has completed the License/ Certificate and the witnesses have signed it, the form must be returned to the County Clerk within 10 days after the ceremony. Please use black ink to complete the certificate, and because handwriting is difficult to read, we ask that you fill out the Wedding Witness Information Form and return it with the Certificate to the Clerk’s Office.
Return "License and Certificate of Marriage" along with the Wedding Information Form to the County Clerk’s Office within 10 days of the ceremony.
You may request a Certified Copy of your Marriage License (PDF) from the Albany County Clerk by presenting the completed marriage license in person or by mailing it to the Clerk’s Office at the following address:
Albany County Courthouse525 E Grand AvenueSuite 202Laramie, WY 82070
The cost is $5.25. If requesting the Certified Copy by mail, please include the following information:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires you to submit Form SS-5, "Application for a Social Security Card," when you change your name. The form must be accompanied by a document that provides legal proof of your marriage, such as a Certified Copy of your Marriage License from the issuing agency. Please note, the SSA will not accept photocopies or notarized copies of the document.
The Social Security Administration form (PDF) is available online or by contacting:
Social Security Administration3001 E Pershing BoulevardSuite 140Cheyenne, WY 82001
In addition to the legal document proving your marriage, SSA will also need a document that proves your identity, bears your old name, and includes other identifying information or a recent photograph. The SSA will return your certified copy after they have processed your request.