UPDATED: December 2, 2010
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Wyoming marriage laws require that couples obtain a valid Wyoming marriage license before tying the knot. Age and consent requirements apply, as minors must obtain the consent of their parents and perhaps even a court order before getting a valid license. Divorced individuals also must provide certified documentation to prove that their divorce was finalized. A summary of Wyoming marriage laws is provided below.
Wyoming Marriage Consent Laws
- With Parental Consent: 16 and 17 year-olds can obtain a Wyoming marriage license only by first getting written parental consent. Minors younger than 16 must also get a Wyoming court order.
- Without Parental Consent: Adults 18 and older can marry in Wyoming without parental consent.
Wyoming Common Law Marriage
Wyoming does not recognize common law marriages.
Wyoming Marriage License
- Residency: No residency requirement.
- Tests: None.
- Identification Required: Valid driver’s license or passport, and certified copy of birth certificate.
- Appearance/Proxy: No proxy marriages available in Wyoming. Both parties must be present at the time of application, in addition to a witness who knows the couple.
- Previous Marriages: Previously married individuals are required to present a certified copy of the divorce decree, while a regular copy of a death certificate may be sufficient. It’s a good idea to check with your county beforehand.
- Length of License: A Wyoming marriage license has no expiration date.
- Fees: $25, payable in cash only.
- Copies: Available for a small additional fee.
- Filling Out the License/Submitting the License: At least one witness who knows the couple must be present during the application process.
- Authorized Wyoming Officiants: Judges, magistrates, and any ordained minister.