New to Wyoming

SUMMARY: New Wyoming Residents

If you're new to Wyoming, you'll need to register your car and transfer your out-of-state driver's license in person at your local DMV office. You may also wish to register to vote and put your name on the organ donor registry. If you're a military member, you may be exempt from some of the DMV's rules and regulations.

Continue reading this page to find out how to complete your Department of Transportation (DOT) tasks once you move to the state.

Wyoming State Departments

In Wyoming, the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates licensing and vehicle services within the state. These services include:

  • Applying for a license or state ID card.
  • Registering and titling a vehicle.
  • Obtaining specialty license plates or placards.
  • Issuing motorcycle endorsements.

Other WY agencies you may interact with while establishing residency include:

  • The Wyoming Judicial Branch, should you run afoul of the law or receive a traffic ticket.
  • The Secretary of State, should you choose to register to vote.
  • The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, should you need to register a boat with the state or acquire a hunting license.
Just Moved?

Find all the information you need to finish your moving requirements with the DMV.

WY Driver's License/ID Cards

Do you have an out-of-state driver's license? You'll need to transfer it to Wyoming within 1 year of moving to the state, unless you are from:

  • Georgia.
  • Massachusetts.
  • Michigan.
  • Tennessee.
  • Wisconsin.

If you are from any of the above states, you'll need to apply for a WY driver's license immediately. See our Applying for a New License page for instructions.

If you're younger than 17 years old, you won't be eligible for a full driver's license until you've met the WY DOT's graduated driver's licensing (GDL) requirements. Visit our Applying for a Teen License page for complete details.

If you need a commercial driver's license (CDL), your application instructions will differ, as you will find on our Applying for a New CDL page.

Identification Cards

Moving to Wyoming but don't plan on driving here? Then all you'll need is a Wyoming identification card. In order to get one, you'll need to present some documents to the WY DOT. We tell you everything you need to know on our Identification Cards in Wyoming page.

Register Your Car in Wyoming

Once you establish residency in Wyoming, you'll need to register your vehicle with the DOT. The process is explained in detail on our Car Registration in Wyoming page.

Special Vehicles

If you own a recreational vehicle (RV), trailer, moped, or other unique vehicles, you'll need to register it too, but the process varies a bit. You'll find more information on our Other Vehicle Registrations in Wyoming page.

Car Insurance Requirements

In order to register your car in Wyoming, you'll need to provide proof that you're covered by appropriate car insurance. Moving to a new state is always a good time to compare auto insurance rates. Make sure you're getting the most value possible by visiting our Wyoming Car Insurance center.

Emissions Inspections

Currently Wyoming doesn't require inspections of any kind, but that doesn't mean you should care about having clean air. Find out what you can do to help the environment when you visit our Wyoming Car Inspections page.

Organ Donor & Voter Registration

If you would like to become an organ donor, you'll need to register when you become a resident of Wyoming. Even if you were registered in your previous state, you'll need to register again with Wyoming's registry. To learn more about how donating your organs can save lives or to register today, visit our Organ Donation page.

If you'd like to vote in Wyoming, you'll need to make sure you're registered before the deadline date. Visit our Voter Registration page for instructions.

Military Members Stationed in Wyoming

If you're serving in the military and stationed in Wyoming, you may be exempt from some of the state's vehicle registration and driver's licensing requirements. Check out our Drivers in the Military page for more information.

DMV Office Locations & Resources

If you need to find any Wyoming DOT office in the state, our DMV Office Finder will do it for you. All you have to do is enter your zip code.

Before you get on the road with your new WY driver's license, be sure to read the state's handy driving manuals:

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