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Wyoming Government

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Wyoming is formed from the portions of Utah, Dakota and Idaho regions.Wyoming is formed from the portions of Utah, Dakota and Idaho regions. Wyoming means "on the great plains," or "at the big plains," which was used in 1865 by J.M. Ashley of Ohio [1]. He introduced a bill to Congress to provide a temporary government for the Wyoming. Wyoming has three distinct branches that are as follows: the Executive branch, the Legislative branch, the judicial branch and state agencies. The state's chief executive is a governor who holds a term of four years after winning election.

Executive Branch of Wyoming


The Executive Branch of Wyoming consists of Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer and Superintendent of Public Instruction and state agencies like Health Department, Revenue Department, Insurance Department, Wyoming Department of Family Services, Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Wyoming Department of Transportation etc

Governor of Wyoming

The Governor of the State of Wyoming is the head of the executive branch of Wyoming Government. The Governor is elected every four years by a plurality. There is no limit to the number of terms that can be served.

Contact Details
State Capitol
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010
307.777.7434 (phone)
307.632.3909 (fax)

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Secretary of State

The Secretary of State of Wyoming maintains public records and supervises general elections. They also investigate election fraud and enforcing state election laws.

Contact Details
Elections Division
State Capitol Building
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Ph. 307.777.5860
Fax: 307.777.7640
Email: Elections@wyo.gov

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Attorney General

Attorney General of Wyoming serves as the attorney and legal advisor for authorities, the Governor, all state agencies and departments. It can initiate civil or criminal actions on behalf of the State of Wyoming when requested to do so by the Governor. By law the Attorney General does not provide legal advice to private citizens.

Contact Details
State Capitol Building, Room 123
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7841
FAX (307) 777-6869

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State Auditor

The State Auditor is the payroll officer and chief accountant. The Auditor promotes the state of Wyoming’s financial accountability. Assisting agencies to account for public money responsibly and promoting transparency in the State’s finances are top priorities.

Contact Details
State Capitol, Suite 114
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7831
Fax: (307) 777-6983
E-mail: SAOAdmin@wyo.gov

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Treasurer

Treasurer has full authority to invests all funds of the State, except for the State Retirement funds, and including the local government investment pool. He serves on board of Deposits, Land Commissioners, Loan and Investment Board and State Canvassing Board.

Contact Details
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7408

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The Judicial Branch consists of District Court, Circuit Courts and Supreme Court.Judicial Branch of Wyoming


The Judicial Branch consists of District Court, Circuit Courts and the highest court in the State which is known as ‘’Supreme Court’’.

Supreme Court of Wyoming

The Supreme Court of Wyoming is located in Cheyenne.The Supreme Court of Wyoming is located in Cheyenne. The court system of Wyoming is efficiently managed by the Wyoming Supreme Court. The court is responsible to make effective rules and policies for the appropriate working of the entire court system. The Supreme Court takes appeals from decisions of the district courts and it also hear petitions from lower court decisions. It has main authority to take cases against the state and to issue writs of mandamus, review, habeas corpus and prohibition. The five justices together select the chief justice who serves a four year term.

To know the justices click here

District Courts of Wyoming

A district court exists in all 23 counties, and the counties are organized into nine judicial districts. They also hear appeals from lower court decisions. The district judges handles cases like large civil cases, felony criminal cases, as well as probate and juvenile matters.The district court is also known as the people's court. The district court hears most landlord-tenant matters, all civil cases with claims up to $50,000, traffic violations and all felony cases. Also hearings of small claims are heard by a division of the district court.

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Circuit Courts of Wyoming

Circuit courts are the same as the nine judicial districts for the district courts, and there are circuit courts in all 23 counties. The circuit court hears all felony criminal cases and all civil cases with claims of more than $50,000. The main circuit court hears all cases of personal protection actions, juvenile guardianship, delinquency, juvenile offenses, treatment, adoptions, paternity, divorce, safe delivery of newborns and child abuse and neglect.

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Wyoming State Law Library

The Wyoming State Law Library works effectively to serve the Wyoming LegislatureThe Wyoming State Law Library works effectively to serve the Wyoming Legislature, members of the Wyoming State Bar Association, the Wyoming Judiciary, and the public.

The Law Library is closed on major holidays and will also be closed on any other holiday declared by the Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Contact Details
Supreme Court Building
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307.777.7509
FAX: 307.777.7240
Email: library@courts.state.wy.us

Legislative Branch of Wyoming


The Wyoming State Legislature is the state legislature of Wyoming. It is a bicameral legislature, consisting of a 60 member Wyoming House of Representatives, and a 30 member Wyoming State Senate. The legislature meets at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming House of Representatives

The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature, the state legislature of Wyoming. The Wyoming House includes 60 representatives. Representatives serve a two-year terms with no term limits.

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Wyoming Senate

The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 30 senators in the Senate. Members of the Senate serve four-year terms without term limits.

To know members of senate click here.

Contact Details
Wyoming Legislature
213 State Capitol Cheyenne
WY 82002 (307) 777-7881
(307) 777-5466 Fax

State Agencies of Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education

It consists of the Wyoming State Board of Education, a policy-making body, which makes and implements all policies for all public education in Wyoming. The Department implements federal and state legislative mandates in education.

Contact Details

Cheyenne Office
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-2060
Phone: (307) 777-7675
Fax: (307) 777-6234

Riverton Office
320 West Main
Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: (307) 857-9250
Fax: (307) 857-9256

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Wyoming Department of Transportation

 Department of Transportation works toward the transportation system of Michigan.Wyoming Department of Transportation works toward the transportation system of Wyoming. The department manages the safety of bridges, roads, airports, railways and seaports. Wyoming transportation system includes roadway, airways, railways, sea, bus transit, spaceports, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Contact Details
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
307-777-4375

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Wyoming Department of Agriculture

The Department of agriculture manages all the agricultural industries. The Department of agriculture manages all the agricultural industries. It promotes environmental safety by creating awareness and by implementing various programs such as crop residue disposal , smoke management, ground-water quality check, pesticide management and so on. It provide security, safety and financial security within the agricultural industry. It exercises field check every year on a huge range of crops.

Contact Details
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
(307) 777-7321
(307) 777-6593 FAX

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Wyoming Department of Revenue

The Department works toward enforcement of liquor control laws, collection and administration of mineral taxes and the wholesale distribution of alcohol beverages. The mission of the department is to provide efficient and accurate distribution of all sales and to maintain timely deposits on all tax payments received.

Contact Details
Wyoming Department of Revenue
122 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor West
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0110

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Wyoming Department of Family Services

Wyoming Department of Family Services works to promote safety and well being of families. They run many social services programs such as Adoption, Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS) and Community Juvenile Service Boards (CJSB).

Contact Details
(307) 777-7921
1510 E. Pershing Blvd, 82002-0490
District Manager - Jeff Lamm
Family Assistance Region Manager - Jacque Herb
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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There are lot of scenic and recreational activities to do in the state Wyoming Tourism Department

There are lot of scenic and recreational activities to do in the state and Wyoming tourism department works effectively to promote the tourism in the state.

Things to do in Wyoming
Places to stay in Wyoming
Places to eat in Wyoming
Events in Wyoming

Contact Details
Wyoming Travel & Tourism
5611 High Plains Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
2015 (307) 777-7777 Phone
(307) 777-2877 Fax
info@wyomingtourism.org

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Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources

Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources creates awareness among the visitors about the history, arts and parks of the state. They offer many recreational and educational opportunities.

Contact Details
State Parks and Cultural Resources
Wyoming Dept. of State Parks & Cultural Resources
State Parks & Cultural Resources
307-777-6303

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Wyoming Association of Municipalities

WAM works toward building strong communities by creating various awareness programs. These communities offers a very health environment to create a future for them and to leave a legacy for future Wyomingites.

Contact Details
Wyoming Association of Municipalities
315 W. 27th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Phone: 307-632-0398
Fax: 307-632-1942
Email: wam@wyomuni.org

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References:

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