A Wyoming rental application is essential for property owners and landlords to screen applicants while thoroughly adhering to federal and state laws. Our template provides the most critical questions to ensure a comprehensive screening process.
Renters and applicants must know their rights, and state law stipulates the following:
- Application Fee: In Wyoming, there is no limit to a landlord’s fee; however, landlords should not charge exorbitant fees if they want people to apply for their rental property. The fee should be reasonable and approximate the cost of processing the background check and screening.
- Security and Pet Deposits: Wyoming has no maximum pet or security deposit  . There might be, however, local caps imposed by cities or counties that landlords must follow. As per § 1-21-1208, the landlord must return the security deposit, minus any deductions for items such as unpaid rent or damages to the unit, to the tenant within 15 to 30 days.
- Holding Requirements: After a landlord collects a security deposit, there are no specific holding requirements that they need to follow. Landlords are also not required to provide a receipt of the security deposit, but it is generally advisable for them to do so.
In Wyoming, there are a few exceptions where landlords can ask specific questions.
- Family Status: If more than one family unit lives on the property, landlords can ask questions about children.
- Senior Living Community: If the property owner is looking for applicants for a senior living community, they can ask about the individual’s age  .
- Private Club: If a private club on the property does not allow public access, preferential treatment can be issued to certain applicants per 42 US Code § 3607.
- Sex Offender Registry: landlords can access the State Sex Offender Registry to be aware of any registered sex offenders applying as tenants.
- Fair Housing Laws: landlords must adhere to the state’s Fair Housing laws, which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, or source of income.