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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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The Park County Sheriff’s Department, Park County Treasurer and Park County Attorney’s Office are warning county residents that under Wyoming state statues, it is against the law to register a vehicle out of state for the purposes of avoiding Wyoming registration fees and/or sales tax. 
“The problem appears to be some Park County residents are purchasing vehicles out of state, particularly in Montana and then licensing those vehicles there.  My department will be actively investigating individuals engaged in avoiding Wyoming’s vehicle registration laws,” said Sheriff Scott Steward.
“Wyoming residents purchasing motor vehicles, recreational vehicles or campers in Montana and then licensing those in Montana are subject to criminal prosecution” said Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric. “Despite what some are told by out of state sales people, simply setting up a post office box or limited liability company in Montana does not exempt you from paying Wyoming sales tax and licensing your vehicle in Wyoming.  In addition to potential fines, violators are subject to paying restitution to Wyoming for all back taxes and fees.”
“Park County is losing tens of thousands of dollars from both sales tax revenue and vehicle registration fees” said County Treasurer Barb Poley.  “This is unfair to the vast majority of Park County residents who obey the law and pay their fair share.”
With some exceptions, Wyoming State Statute 31-2-201 requires every owner of a vehicle that is operated or driven on any highway in Wyoming is required to obtain Wyoming registration.  The law states that any person is required to obtain Wyoming registration on their vehicles when any of the following apply:
The person, regardless of domicile, remains in the jurisdiction of Wyoming for a period of 120 days or more;
The person is registered to vote in Wyoming;
The person holds a valid Wyoming resident hunting or fishing license;
The person has filed for a homestead or military tax exemption on property in Wyoming;
The person has applied for public assistance in Wyoming;
The person is living in Wyoming for purposes of employment; or
The person is engaged in a trade, profession or occupation within Wyoming, and owns, leases, or rents a residence in Wyoming.

Anyone who has knowledge of a violation of the above statute can report it to the Park County Communications Center at 307-527-8700.




Non-Emergency Numbers
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414

Since its establishment by Congress in 1992, the second full week of April has been designated National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, dedicated to honoring the many telecommunications professionals who aid in providing 911 emergency assistance to citizens everywhere.  This year, National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs April 12 through April 18.
During this time, Park County Sheriff’s communications officers will join more than 200,000 fellow telecommunications professionals throughout the United States being recognized for their long hours and dedication to public safety. 
Every day, the public depends on the skill, expertise and commitment of public safety dispatchers who answer emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and provide moral support to citizens in distress. Emergency communications officers must also monitor radio traffic from field units, respond to their individual requests, and still answer the 911 and non-emergency lines. These dedicated professionals must make critical, split-second decisions and remain poised under extreme pressure. Often, they make the difference between life and death.
The Park County Sheriff’s Office employs eight telecommunications officers who process calls for the Sheriff’s Office, the Cody Police Department, the Cody, Powell, Meeteetse, and Clark Fire Departments, as well as the West Park Hospital Ambulance Service.  Last year, Park County dispatchers processed nearly 25,000 calls for service for these agencies.
“The Park County Sheriff’s Office Communications staff are the ‘heroes behind the headsets’, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, who provide a lifeline to both citizens in need and emergency responders in the field,” said Sheriff Scott Steward. “They serve as an unseen, but vital link in keeping emergency responders and the public safe at all times of the day or night. They work odd hours, make personal sacrifices, handle a huge amount of stress and are ready and willing to help at a moment’s notice.  Please join me in conveying a thank-you to the often heard but not seen ‘first of the first responders’, our 911 dispatchers and call-takers.”


  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
National Park's total area. 


The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.

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