Clerk of District Court

Paige Rhoads

Johnson County Judicial Center
620 W Fetterman Street, Suite 208
Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: 1.307.684.7271
Fax: 1.307.684.5146

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Paige Rhoads – Clerk of District Court

Marlyce GilbertChief Deputy

Dawn Crider Assistant Deputy

Shayla Sickler Assistant Deputy

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our Vision

To be exceptional record keepers providing thoughtful, dependable and quality services to the public.

Our Mission

To facilitate the judicial process with timely, accurate and effective record keeping while:

  • Preserving the integrity of all court records
  • Fostering a welcoming, kind and respectful work environment and public office
  • Nurturing positive public relations
  • Holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance, financial stewardship and integrity
  • Educating and cross-training staff
  • Consistently working towards our vision
District Court

Role of the District Court Clerk – Official Record Keeper of the Court

The Clerk of District Court is responsible for accurately and effectively processing, managing, maintaining and preserving all records and cases filed within the Fourth Judicial District Court in Johnson County, dating back to 1886.  The District Court handles a variety of case types including: Civil matters over $50,000 (Contracts, Domestic Relations, Paternity and Child Support Enforcement, Marital Dissolution, Torts, Adoptions, etc.), Criminal Felonies, Juvenile Crimes, Abuse and Neglect, Children in Need of Supervision, and Probate Matters. The Clerk of District Court is also responsible for jury pool management, administration of appeals, collecting and disbursing court ordered fines, fees, restitution and child support and processing passport applications.

Make a Payment

To make a payment towards court fines, fees, restitution or child support, please call 1.307.684.7271, mail in a payment (be sure to indicate what the payment is regarding including name and docket or POSSE number) or visit us at 620 West Fetterman, Suite 208, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday or pay online.

*We accept cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check and credit/debit card as payment.  Credit Card Links below:

Record Searches

Pursuant to Wyoming Rules for Fees and Costs for District Court, Rule 2, we charge a $10.00 fee (per name) for record searches.  Requests must be in writing and must be paid in advance by cash, check, credit/debit card or money order.  Once we provide the results of a record search, copies of documents may be requested for additional copy fees ($1.00/first page and $.50/each additional page and $.50 for each certification) or fax/email fees ($1.00/page).

Please note regarding criminal record searches:  This office only conducts record searches for felony criminal; for misdemeanor searches, please contact the Johnson County Circuit Court office at 1.307.684.5720.

Jury Duty Information

Jurors are summoned for a six-month term and two panels are called each year.
April 1 – September 30 and October 1 – March 31

  • If you have been selected for jury duty, you may complete your questionnaire online through eJuror or complete the paper questionnaire (front and back) and return it to our office.
  • For commonly asked questions regarding jury service, please visit eJuror.
  • Please submit all requests for excusal for jury duty through eJuror or complete the Temporary Excusal Form and return it to our office.


US Citizens may apply for passports in our office by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 1.307.684.7271 to schedule an appointment and to discuss applicant requirements.  We are located on the second floor of the Johnson County Judicial Center, 620 West Fetterman, Suite 208, Buffalo, WY.

Wyoming Child Support Program

Child Support Authority – Serving Johnson and Sheridan County – 1.307.672.2599

The Child Support Authority is a state agency responsible for establishing and enforcing child and medical support obligations for cases that have been opened with the office under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Services are provided to any person who either applies for them or is receiving certain public assistance benefits from the state of Wyoming.

Some of the primary responsibilities of Child Support Enforcement are:

  • Establish Paternity and Support
  • Enforce existing child support obligations
  • Locate custodial and non-custodial parents
  • Answer child support related questions
  • For additional information, we have Child Support Booklets providing information about our services available in hard copy at our office. These booklets are free of charge.

Important Notice

Please be advised that our staff is prohibited by state law from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.  Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone or provide legal remedies for a particular circumstance.  Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the

Wyoming Lawyers Referral Service

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