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Wyoming Marriage Laws

Congratulations! If you've found yourself at this page it is likely that you are either planning to be married or have been asked to perform a wedding ceremony in Wyoming. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of legal marriages in Wyoming. The information provided below will walk you through the steps one must follow to become a minister and perform a valid wedding ceremony in the state of Wyoming.

Quick Facts
  • ULC Ordination Accepted: Yes
  • Minister Registration Required: Sometimes
  • Minister's Residency: Irrelevant
  • Minister's Minimum Age: 18
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  • Marriage License Waiting Period: 0 Days
  • Marriage License Valid For: 1 Year
  • Marriage License Return Within: By Expiration
  • Same-Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

1 How to Become an Ordained Minister in Wyoming

If you haven't already, you should get ordained online with the Universal Life Church. Ordination is free and can be completed in just a matter of minutes. Thousands of legally valid marriages are performed by ULC ministers around the world every year. Begin the process by clicking the big blue button below!

2 How to Officiate a Marriage in Wyoming

Next, you should contact the office of your local marriage authority (typically your county clerk). Let them know that you are a minister of the Universal Life Church in Seattle, and ask what they will require of you to officiate a legal marriage.

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3 License to Marry in Wyoming

After you've contacted your marriage authority, you should visit our online store to purchase whatever documentation will be required. We typically advise ministers in Wyoming to get an Ordination Package. While minister registration is not required in the state of Wyoming, you may be asked to present proof of your ordination before your county clerk will accept any marriage you perform as having been legally solemnized; additionally, having that proof of ordination can provide a great deal of peace-of-mind for the couple you plan to marry. Additionally, please attempt to leave at least 3 weeks between the date of the wedding ceremony and your order, to ensure that you receive all of your materials in advance.

4 How to Perform a Wedding in Wyoming

Now that you've done all of the above, you are ready to perform the wedding! Be sure that the couple has picked up their Wyoming marriage license from the appropriate office. This license is valid for 1 year, and there is no mandatory waiting period between when the couple picks up the marriage license in Wyoming and when the ceremony may legally be conducted. Please be aware that the signed license must be returned to the issuing office by its date of expiry. At the Universal Life Church we receive several calls from wedding officiants in Wyoming, after they've received their license to marry by getting ordained online, asking for guidance on how to perform a wedding ceremony. Once the legal matters have been taken care of, officiating a wedding (while a sometimes-daunting task) can be a great deal of fun. We would suggest that new Wyoming wedding ministers concerned about the ceremony peruse one of our helpful wedding guides. The minister training section of our website should offer a helpful refresher for more experienced ministers.


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Wyoming Marriage Code

Marriage in Wyoming is governed by Title 20 of the Wyoming Statutes. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully solemnized thousands of weddings in the state. Below, you will find that we have reproduced a relevant excerpt of this code.
20-1-106. Who may solemnize marriage; form of ceremony.

(a) Every district or circuit court judge, district court commissioner, supreme court justice, magistrate and every licensed or ordained minister of the gospel, bishop, priest or rabbi, or other qualified person acting in accordance with the traditions or rites for the solemnization of marriage of any religion, denomination or religious society, may perform the ceremony of marriage in this state.

(b) In the solemnization of marriage no particular form is required, except that the parties shall solemnly declare in the presence of the person performing the ceremony and at least two (2) attending witnesses that they take each other as husband and wife.

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Albany County

525 Grand Ave
Laramie, Wyoming
82070

Phone: (307) 721-2543
Fax: (307) 721-2543
Albany County website »

Big Horn County

County Courthouse
P.O. Box 31
Basin, Wyoming
82410

Phone: (307) 568-2357
Fax: (307) 568-9375
Big Horn County website »

Campbell County

P.O. Box 3010
Gillette, Wyoming
82717

Phone: (307) 682-7285
Fax: (307) 687-6455
Campbell County website »

Carbon County

P.O. Box 6
Rawlins, Wyoming
82301

Phone: (307) 328-2668
Fax: (307) 328-2669
Carbon County website »

Converse County

107 North 5th Street
Douglas, Wyoming
82633

Phone: (307) 358-2244
Fax: (307) 358-5998
Converse County website »

Crook County

P.O. Box 37
Sundance, Wyoming
82729

Phone: (307) 283-1323
Fax: (307) 283-3038
Crook County website »

Fremont County

450 North 2nd Street
Lander, Wyoming
82520

Phone: (307) 332-2405
Fax: (307) 332-1132
Fremont County website »

Goshen County

P.O. Box 160
Torrington, Wyoming
82240

Phone: (307) 532-4051
Fax: (307) 532-7375
Goshen County website »

Hot Springs County

415 Araphahoe
Thermopolis, Wyoming
82443

Phone: (307) 864-3515
Fax: (307) 864-3333
Hot Springs County website »

Johnson County

76 North Main Street
Buffalo, Wyoming
82834

Phone: (307) 684-7272
Fax: (307) 684-2708
Johnson County website »

Laramie County

P.O. Box 608
Cheyenne, Wyoming
82003

Phone: (307) 633-4268
Fax: (307) 633-4240
Laramie County website »

Lincoln County

925 Sage Avenue
Kemmerer, Wyoming
83101

Phone: (307) 877-9056 ext 303
Fax: (307) 877-3101
Lincoln County website »

Natrona County

P.O. Box 863
Casper, Wyoming
82602

Phone: (307) 235-9217
Fax: (307) 235-9367
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Niobrara County

P.O. Box 420
Lusk, Wyoming
82225

Phone: (307) 334-2211
Fax: (307) 334-3013
Niobrara County website »

Park County

1002 Sheridan
Cody, Wyoming
82414

Phone: (307) 527-8600
Fax: (307) 527-8626
Park County website »

Platte County

P.O. Drawer 728
Wheatland, Wyoming
82201

Phone: (307) 322-2315
Fax: (307) 322-2245
Platte County website »

Sheridan County

224 South Main Street
Sheridan, Wyoming
82801

Phone: (307) 674-2500
Fax: (307) 674-2909
Sheridan County website »

Sublette County

P.O. Box 250
Pinedale, Wyoming
82941

Phone: (307) 367-4372
Fax: (307) 367-6396
Sublette County website »

Sweetwater County

80 West Flaming Gorge Way

Green River, Wyoming
82935

Phone: (307) 872-3732
Fax: (307) 872-3994
Sweetwater County website »

Teton County

P.O. Box 1727
Jackson, Wyoming
83001

Phone: (307) 733-4430
Fax: (307) 739-8681
Teton County website »

Uinta County

P.O. Box 810
Evanston, Wyoming
82930

Phone: (307) 783-0306
Fax: (307) 783-0376
Uinta County website »

Washakie County

P.O. Box 260
Worland, Wyoming
82401

Phone: (307) 347-3131
Fax: (307) 347-9366
Washakie County website »

Weston County

1 West Main
Newcastle, Wyoming
82701

Phone: (307) 746-4744
Fax: (307) 746-9505
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