Campbell County, along with the rest of the country, is facing unprecedented times, Ivy Castleberry, public information coordinator for Campbell County, said, in a March 23 press release. According to the county, unprecedented times require a creative approach to providing necessary services.
In response to COVID-19, the Campbell County Board of Commissioners will be closing the Campbell County Courthouse to the general public beginning today, Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
Services such as titling, document recording, license plate renewal and tax payments will still be available and the front doors of the courthouse will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., as usual, but access to the courthouse and individual county departments will not be permitted, per the release.
Entrance into the courthouse will be limited to those needing to access court proceedings in either Circuit or District Court but the foyer area inside the front doors of the courthouse will remain accessible to the public for the purpose of utilizing locked and secured drop boxes for departments that are accepting payments, documents and other drop-off items.
Care should be taken to ensure that the correct receptacle is used, Castleberry said, and drop boxes will be checked regularly.
Mailed documents for recording will be processed as usual and recording fees can be found here. Document recording will have a separate drop box in the lobby and those documents left in the drop box or delivered by mail after 3:30 p.m. will be processed the following business day. Questions regarding paperwork can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (307) 687-6255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax payments and license plate renewals can be made online, by mail or through the drop box in the courthouse foyer. Receipts and motor vehicle renewals or new plates, if applicable, will be mailed at no cost.
Titles can be submitted via the drop box within the Courthouse foyer area. More information regarding titling can be found here.
Marriage licenses will require an appointment and interested parties can call (307) 682-7285 to schedule.
The vault will be closed until further notice for onsite document research. However, most documents “Patent to Present” are available online through Big Horn Imaging, Land Data Images or Wyoming Land Records.
The courts will continue limited but mandatory operations beginning Wednesday, March 25, at 1 p.m., with only parties to cases allowed into the facility by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Court Security Division. This limited schedule will remain in effect through Friday, April 10, as directed by the Wyoming Supreme Court, with normal day-to-day operations resuming Monday, April 13, unless otherwise directed by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Limited but mandatory operations schedule
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 – 5 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – noon
The Campbell County Board of County Commissioners will continue to meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month but the meetings will not be open to the public at this time, the release stated. Meetings will, however, continue to be streamed online via Gillette Public Access Television’s Government Channel 192 and the public can comment on agenda items when comments are submitted by noon the Monday prior to the meeting and by email to email@example.com. Only items of immediate necessity will be added to the agenda, according to the release.
More information regarding COVID-19 in Campbell County is available at ccgov.net/covid19.