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Wyoming Driver’s License & Registration for New Residents

New Wyoming residents may have 1-year to transfer an out-of-state license but only 30 days to register a car. Here's how and the required forms.
Wyoming driver's license and registration guide for new residents

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❗️Quick Info: Depending on your previous state, you may have up to 1 year to transfer an out-of-state driver’s license to Wyoming but only 30-days to title and register your vehicle.


Wyoming, known for its stunning natural beauty from Yellowstone to the Grand Tetons, is a state that epitomizes the rugged spirit of the American West. As you begin your journey here, it’s crucial to get familiarized with Wyoming’s driving requirements. This will ensure that you’re legally compliant and can roam the Cowboy State’s open roads with peace of mind.

Process for Obtaining a License in Wyoming

Unless you moved from Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, or Wisconsin (or have a commercial driver’s license), you have one year to transfer an out-of-state driver’s license.

  • Visit a License Office: Complete the Wyoming Driver License Application in advance, and head to your local Wyoming Driver Services office.
  • Documentation: Wyoming requires the surrender of your out-of-state license. Ensure you have all the necessary documents ready when you visit to show proof of identity, social security number, and two proofs of Wyoming residence.
  • Eye Examination: An important step, all applicants need to undergo a vision screening. Remember to bring corrective lenses if required.
  • Cost: As of July 1, 2021, obtaining a Class C driver’s license will cost you $45.

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Vehicle Registration in Wyoming

Registration is a two-step process in Wyoming. Titling and license plates are through your county clerk’s office, and registering a vehicle is completed at your local county treasurer’s office

  • Time Limit: Ensure you register your vehicle within 30 days of establishing residency.
  • Title Documentation: Complete a Title Application and VIN Inspection Form. Prepare standard documentation like proof of identity, insurance, and Wyoming Residency. However, confirm with your local Clerk’s office if more documentation is required.
  • Registration Documentation: The essential documents include your vehicle title, insurance proof, and the registration fee. Depending on the vehicle type, you might need to provide additional documents.
  • Cost: Since title and registration are handled at the county-level, check with your local offices to confirm the fee schedule.

Emissions Testing

You can breathe easily; Wyoming does not require any vehicle emissions testing.

Conclusion

Embracing Wyoming means getting lost amidst its unparalleled beauty, from vast plains to snowy peaks. As you get your Wyoming license plate, you’re not just adhering to the state’s rules but also embedding yourself into a community that values freedom, nature, and a slower pace of life. With the wind in your hair and the spirit of the West in your heart, every drive here becomes an exploration. Welcome to Wyoming, and happy driving!

About The Author

Travis French

Travis French

On a 750-mile trek across 4 states, I felt the void: good info on places to live was missing. So, I started gathering. Today, I'm still searching for my perfect place alongside you and adding each bit of helpful information I discover along the way. —Writer, Home Advisor, & Owner of First&Sold. NVRED Lic #S.0182305

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