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The Guide to Wyoming Court Records


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.

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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
CivilDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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
  
CriminalDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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 RelationsDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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
 
JuvenileDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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 HealthDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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
 
ProbateDistrict CourtsCircuit CourtsMunicipal 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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