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Wyoming State Vital Records Office

    Vital Records Services

      Hathaway Building
      Cheyenne, WY 82002
      (307) 777-7591
      Fax: (307) 635-4103


    How to Request Copies of Certificates

    MAIL-IN REQUESTS - Requests should be submitted along with the fee. Money orders or a personalized check from the person making the request should be made payable to Vital Records Services. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the application.

    Requests must include the following information:

    Birth Certificates: Full name on birth record
    Fee: $12.00 Date of birth
    City or county of birth
    Full names of both parents including mother's maiden name
    Signature of parent or the individual themselves if over the age of 18
    Mailing address where record is to be mailed

    Birth certificates can be obtained by:

    Registrant if 18 years of age
    Either parent named on the certificate
    Lawyer representing the registrant or parent(s)
    Legal guardian with guardianship papers

    Birth records are on file since 1909.

    Death Certificates: Full name on death record
    Fee: $9.00 Date of death
    City or county of death
    Relationship to deceased
    Purpose for which copy is needed
    Signature of person making request
    Mailing address where record is to be mailed

    Death certificates can be obtained by:

    Immediate family members
    Lawyers representing the immediate family
    Bank, executors of estate, insurance company, or anyone requiring a certificate to pay a policy or death benefit on the decedent.

    Death records are on file since 1909.

    Note: If the date of death is unknown, a searching fee of $12.00 for every five years searched is charged, which includes either a certified copy or verification of the record if one is found. If a record is not located, your fee will be retained.


    Marriage/Divorce: Full names of husband and wife including prior surname of wife
    Fee: $12.00 Date of occurrence
    City or county of occurrence
    Signature of husband or wife named on certificate
    Mailing address where record is to be mailed

    Marriage and divorce records can be obtained by:
    Either party
    Lawyer acting for either party

    Marriage and divorce records since 1941 are on file. Previous records must be obtained from the county clerk of the county where license was issued.

    Note: If a record is not located, your $12.00 fee will be retained as a searching fee.

    Send to: Vital Records Services
    Hathaway Building
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    (307) 777-7591

    Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the request.

    FAX REQUESTS FOR BIRTH - A certified copy of a birth record can be obtained on an emergency basis by sending a FAX request and having the fee charged to an acceptable credit card. 

    Payment for FAX - Credit cards accepted for fee payment are Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. Requests must include the credit card number and expiration date. The fee for the first certified copy is $28.25 and will be charged to your credit card.   Additional copies are $12.00 each.

    Delivery - The certified copy will be shipped by Federal Express within two working days.

    FAX this information:

    Full name on birth record
    Date of birth
    City or county of birth
    Full names of both parents including mother's maiden name
    Signature of parent or the individual themselves if over the age of 18
    Mailing address where record is to be mailed. This cannot be a PO Box.
    A legible copy of an identification card of the person signing the request
    Daytime phone number where you can be reached or you may call us at 307-777-6555 to verify that your request has been received and contained the required information.

    FAX number: (307) 635-4103

    DEATHS, MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OVER FIFTY YEARS OLD

    After fifty years from the date of the event these records may be obtained by anyone providing enough information to locate the record in question.  The Wyoming State Archives issues copies of these records at substantially reduced fees.  That office may be contacted at:

    Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
    Wyoming State Archives
    2301 Central Ave.
    Cheyenne, WY  82002
    Phone:  307-777-7826 

The Wyoming State Archives:

State of Wyoming Department of Commerce
Cultural Resources Division
6101 Yellowstone Rd. LL
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone 307-777-7828

Sheridan County Clerk has marriage records and land records:
Sheridan County Clerk and Recorder
224 S Main St.
Sheridan WY 82801-4855
Phone 307-674-2500

The Clerk of District Court has divorce, probate and civil court records:
224 S Main St.
Sheridan WY 82801-4855
Phone 307-674-2960

The Wyoming Room of the Public Library has most Sheridan County newspapers on microfilm. They have census records, school census records, marriage index, some funeral home records, county directories, and a wealth of local history books.

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Wyoming Room
335 W Alger
Sheridan WY 82801
Phone 307-674-8585

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