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Wyoming Exemptions

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Major State Exemptions and Limits:

Homestead

The homestead may consist of a house on a lot or lots or other lands, a farm consisting of any number of acres, or a house trailer or other moveable home which is being used as the residence of the debtor.

Notes: Tenancies by the entirety are exempt without limit as to debts of one spouse. Spouse or child of deceased owner may claim exemption. Joint owners may double.

Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-20-101 - 1-20-104

Real Property up to $20,000

Clothing, including wedding rings

Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-105

$2,000

Furniture, bedding, provisions and other household articles of any kind or character as the debtor may select.

Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106

Up to $4,000 per person

Other personal property

 

Tools of trade or profession 

Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106

$4,000

Motor vehicle

Wyo. Stat. § 1-20-106

$5,000

Wages (wage garnishment laws)

Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-15-511, 1-15-408; Wyo. Stat. § 40-14-505

Special categories:

The greater of the following: 30 times the federal minimum hourly wage or minimum of 75% of disposable weekly earnings.

Life insurance proceeds

 

Pensions and retirement savings

Note: Federal bankruptcy law automatically exempts most tax-exempt pensions and retirement savings accounts from bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. § 522(b)(3)(C).

 

Public benefits