Wyoming death records are provided by the Vital Statistics Service for the state. This Office is responsible for filing death certificates and issuing certified copies of the same. If you are looking for a death record for a person who passed away in Wyoming, you can get the information by visiting a website which can access it from an online database on payment of a fee.
Who Can Order WY Death Records
Death records may only be ordered by the following individuals:
• Immediate family members of the deceased
• Lawyer representing one or more immediate family members
• Executor of the deceased’s estate
Information Required to Order a Death Record
When you place an order for a death record, you will need to provide the following information:
• Full name of deceased
• Date of death
• City or county of death
• Your relationship to the deceased
• Reason for the request
• Your mailing address
Along with the information listed above, you will also need to provide a copy of your driver’s license, passport, or State ID card. A notarized signature of the person requesting the death record be accepted instead of one of these forms of ID.
Fee for Wyoming Death Records
The fee charged for a death record is $10.00. If you aren’t sure about the date of death, you can request a five-year search for a fee of $13.00 for each one. The amount paid will be not be returned if no record is located for you.
The fee charged for vital records includes a surcharge which is forwarded to the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. The money is used for programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Wyoming state law requires that the Vital Records Services collect the surcharge on all orders for certified copies of records, as well as searches for vital records.
The state of Wyoming accepts money orders and personalized checks for vital records orders made payable to “Vital Records Services.”
Order a WY Death Record by Mail
You can mail your request for a death record to:
Vital Records Services
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7591
If you would like to have the death certificate mailed to a different address than your own, you will need to provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your order.
If you don’t want to wait to forward your request for a Wyoming death record to the Vital Statistics Services office by mail to have it processed and the certificate returned to you, consider going online to request the information instead. You can visit a website which can search online databases for vital records at any time of the day or night.
This option is the quickest and easiest way to find the records you are looking for. You should be able to conduct a search to confirm that the information you are looking for is available before you would be asked to pay a fee.