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The Guide to Wyoming Court Records

Overview of Wyoming Courts

The Wyoming trial court system consists of District Courts, Circuit Courts, and Municipal Courts.
 
District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts and Municipal Courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of cases.

Please select a Wyoming county below to view directory of all courts with links to court record resources for each court.
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Wyoming District Courts
District Courts have general jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases, but typically handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts.

Criminal cases heard by District Courts include felonies, lesser-included offenses and some misdemeanors. District Courts may impose certain penalties in some ordinance violation cases, but most ordinance violation cases are heard by Municipal Courts or Circuit Courts.

Civil cases heard by District Courts include general civil claims beyond the jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. District Courts also handle juvenile matters, probate matters, domestic relations and cases requesting injunctive relief.

District Courts have a Juvenile Court division with general jurisdiction over certain types of cases, including juvenile delinquency, child neglect, children in need of supervision and judicial consent to abortion. Municipal Courts may handle some municipal ordinance violations with juvenile defendants.
Wyoming Circuit Courts
Circuit Courts have jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases.

Criminal cases heard by Circuit Courts include misdemeanors and felony preliminary hearings. Circuit Courts have original jurisdiction over misdemeanors and share jurisdiction over misdemeanors with District Courts. Circuit Courts may handle municipal ordinance violations with the agreement of a municipality.

Civil cases heard by Circuit Courts include most general civil claims not exceeding $50,000, exclusive of court costs. Circuit Courts also handle civil family violence protection cases. Civil cases handled by a Circuit Court include claims for the recovery of money, claims for the recovery of personal property, landlord-tenant cases, foreclosures and enforcements of certain liens, small claims cases and the disposal of abandoned vehicles.

Circuit Courts have replaced Justice of the Peace Courts and exercise the jurisdiction previously granted to Justice of the Peace Courts.
Wyoming Municipal Courts
Municipal Courts handle most municipal ordinance violations. Municipal Courts may handle some ordinance violations with juvenile defendants.

Municipal Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over most municipal ordinance violations, and this jurisdiction is limited to the extent that District Courts have jurisdiction to grant injunctive relief and impose civil penalties authorized by certain types of ordinances.

Circuit Courts may handle municipal ordinance violations with the agreement of a municipality.
Wyoming Tribal Courts
Wyoming has an independent Tribal Court system. Some Tribal Court orders may be recognized by Wyoming state trial courts.
Wyoming Drug Courts
Some courts may operate Drug Court divisions for certain types of eligible criminal cases.

Where to find court cases in Wyoming
The chart below gives general information on the types of cases heard in each type of court in Wyoming.
 
Most Cases = Most or all cases.     Some Cases = Some cases.

Case Type Court Type
Civil District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
General Civil - Unlimited
Most or all General Civil - Unlimited cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
General Civil - Limited
Some General Civil - Limited cases can be found in the District Courts
Some General Civil - Limited cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Small Claims
 
Most or all Small Claims cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Civil Equity
Most or all Civil Equity cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Complex Commercial
Most or all Complex Commercial cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Foreclosures and Liens
Some Foreclosures and Liens cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Foreclosures and Liens cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Real Estate Title and Boundary
Most or all Real Estate Title and Boundary cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Landlord / Tenant
Some Landlord / Tenant cases can be found in the District Courts
Most or all Landlord / Tenant cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Ordinance Violations
Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders
Some Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Protection, No Contact, and Restraining Orders cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Administrative Agency Appeals
Most or all Administrative Agency Appeals cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Criminal District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
Felony
Most or all Felony cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Felony Preliminary Hearings
Some Felony Preliminary Hearings cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Felony Preliminary Hearings cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Misdemeanors
Some Misdemeanors cases can be found in the District Courts
Most or all Misdemeanors cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Ordinance Violations
Some Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the District Courts
Most or all Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
Most or all Ordinance Violations cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Juvenile
Most or all Juvenile cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Traffic and Infractions
 
Some Traffic and Infractions cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
Some Traffic and Infractions cases can be found in the Municipal Courts
Domestic Relations District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
Divorce
Most or all Divorce cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Child Custody and Visitation
Most or all Child Custody and Visitation cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Child Support
Most or all Child Support cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Paternity
Most or all Paternity cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Domestic Violence Protection Order
Most or all Domestic Violence Protection Order cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Domestic Violence Protection Order cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Juvenile District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
Adoptions
Most or all Adoptions cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Juvenile Delinquency
Most or all Juvenile Delinquency cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Child Abuse and Neglect
Most or all Child Abuse and Neglect cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Termination of Parental Rights
Most or all Termination of Parental Rights cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Children in Need of Supervision
Most or all Children in Need of Supervision cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Mental Health District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
Involuntary Commitments
Most or all Involuntary Commitments cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Other Mental Health Cases
Most or all Other Mental Health Cases cases can be found in the District Courts
Some Other Mental Health Cases cases can be found in the Circuit Courts
 
Probate District Courts Circuit Courts Municipal Courts
Wills & Estates
Most or all Wills & Estates cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Name Changes
Most or all Name Changes cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Trusts
Most or all Trusts cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Most or all Guardianships and Conservatorships cases can be found in the District Courts
 
 

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