Records Requests

Record Requests

All files in the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are open to the public unless they are found to be confidential under W.S. 35-11-1101, or otherwise protected under the Wyoming Public Records Act. 

DEQ does not have a method to rapidly retrieve information on companies, individuals or particular subjects, as very little of our data is automated, and we do not have sufficient staff to do a record search for you. Please have confirmation from DEQ staff that files are available prior to visiting our offices.

Are records available in electronic format?

Most of our files are available only in physical format. To review these physical files, you would need to schedule a time to visit our offices. If some files are available in electronic format, DEQ will send you these files via email. 

Can I just show up at a DEQ office without filing a request?

As some files may not be available or in active use by staff, we suggest filing a records request with our online form. Staff will then be able to locate the files and contact you when they are available.

How does the Records Request process work?

First, fill out the electronic request form.  It is located here.


Once you have submitted your request, you should receive an automatic email response.  The appropriate programs and/or divisions within DEQ will contact you once the files have been located. 

How long will it take to process my Records Request?

It depends on the records you are requesting and their availability. The majority of requests are filled quickly. However, keep in mind that most of our records are not in electronic format. Also, some records may be in active use by staff.

If you are requesting email correspondence records, these requests must go through review for confidential, trademark and attorney-client privilege information.

Once files are located, staff from each division/program will notify you of availability.

Will DEQ staff research records for me?

Unfortunately, DEQ does not have enough staff support to conduct file review and research. Once your records request is received, staff will contact you on the availability and location of the files. It will be up to you to review these files.