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Vital Statistics Services is the official source for certified copies of events such as Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce that occurred within Wyoming State. Certificates that are over 50 years or 100 years (for Birth records) should be obtained from Wyoming State Archives. Certain eligibilities applies when requesting for such records as these can only be acquired by the individual whose name appears in the document, his direct relatives or anyone with a notarized authorization signed by the subject. Obtaining a record costs $13 a copy except for Death Records which cost $10 which must be paid through money orders or check payable to Vital Statistics Services. Applications must include the full name of the subject, date of the event, city or county of occurrence, purpose and other relevant information and should be submitted along with the fee and a photocopy of a valid photo ID, to be enclosed with a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Certified copies are processed within five working days of receipt of an acceptable request.
The Criminal Justice Information Section of the State Division of Criminal Investigation is responsible for the computerized criminal history system which stores and updates criminal files necessary for background checks. Searches for Wyoming Criminal Records are based on positive identification through a fingerprint search. Thus, application procedure requires the submission of a State of Wyoming applicant fingerprint card with a preprinted waiver signature section on the reverse side. Fingerprinting service would cost $5 and search fee is $15. Disclosed in the search is the Western Identification Network criminal history check which includes all reported felonies, high misdemeanors and other specified misdemeanors. If an FBI criminal history check is performed, there is an additional fee of $24.00. Payment should be submitted by money order for the total amount of fees and made payable to the Office of the Attorney General. Cash is accepted on a walk-in basis only. Requests would generally be completed within 10 business days depending on monthly volume.