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Domestic Partnership


Persons eighteen years or older who are financially codependent, not married to, separated or in a domestic partnership with another person, have been living together for at least six months, and meet other requirements (if you were in a domestic partnership,  a six month waiting period is required before applying for another one), may apply for a Domestic Partnership. It is often used to establish health insurance coverage. A formal certificate is provided.

Signatures must be provided in person along with a Government issued photo ID and verification of current address. If you would like to apply for a Domestic Partnership, please arrive by 4:30 p.m. Download a Domestic Partnership Application.


$50; a replacement copy of the certificate costs $10; termination of a Partnership costs $50, and certain requirements must be met. Make checks payable to the "City of Rochester."

If you would like additional information on terminating a domestic partnership, please call the Clerk's Office at 428-6617.


For additional information, call (585) 428-6617, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 100A, Rochester NY 14614.

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