Domestic Partnership

**PLEASE NOTE:  The Clerk's Licensing Office will close at noon on Monday, May 20, 2024 to allow for the completion of renovations. The office will reopen for business at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in its original location, Room 100A. 

As of Tuesday, May 21, appointments will no longer be required for domestic partnerships.  Walk-in customers will be welcomed.

Definition and Purpose

Persons eighteen years or older who are financially co-dependent; 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 (those previously in a domestic partnership,  must enter a six month waiting period before applying for another one), may apply for a Domestic Partnership.

Domestic Partnerships are often used to establish health insurance coverage. The City will provide a formal certificate.

Persons interested in completing an application for a domestic partnership will need to have a current government-issued I.D., as well as a major bill or lease agreement that provides proof that both parties reside at the same address.

Applications are accepted at City Hall, 30 Church St., Room 100A, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.



Domestic Partnership: $75
Replacement copy of the certificate: $10
Termination of a Partnership: $75 (certain requirements must be met)



For more information, call (585) 428-6617.