Wyoming Divorce Records Search
Wyoming issued certificate of Divorce since 1941. Wyoming divorce records have always been held at the county level. In a lot of cases, the court transfers these to Wyoming Archives but retains the indexes. In order to access the certificate of divorce you need the county of origin and docket number to access all cases in Archives. Before 1941 no divorce certificate was issued in the state of Wyoming. For divorces prior to this year you can contact the county for a case or docket number that refers to the divorce case.
For divorces that took place between the years 1941 and 1962, the divorce certificates are made public records; the certificates and index are available on microfilm at the State Archives. If you are looking for records for a divorce that took place post 1963, you can contact the Wyoming Vital Statistics Services. You can always contact the county district court of origin or the case docket number.
Another efficient way to obtain vital records is from the local county register where the divorce proceedings took place or from the state Department of Health. Birth and death records are easily available from 1909 July to present time. However when it comes to records like death, marriage and divorce records, these only become public once 50 years have passed from the event.
When requesting searches for divorce, birth and marriage certificates, you will be charged a fee of $13. Death records cost around $10 unless the date is unknown. If you are not able to provide that information a $13 fee is applied to the five year search bracket. You can fax the Vital Records Office at (307) 777-2483, or call them up and place an order for a certified copy of the divorce records at (307) 777-7591. You can also visit the offices yourself and put in a request at:
Wyoming Vital Statistics Services
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
The building is located 100 yards from the State Capitol and is right across the street from the Supreme Court building. The office is at the right hand side when you take a few steps from the main entrance of the building. The office is open Monday through Friday but not on official state holidays. You must note that records are processed between the hours of 8 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.