Register as Domestic Partners

You can register at City Hall for a San Francisco Domestic Partnership, with the option of a commitment ceremony.

What to do

Requirements to File with the San Francisco County Clerk

  • Both partners must be at least 18 years old
  • Both partners must be present when filing the Declaration of Domestic Partnership
  • Valid authentic legal photo ID is required from each partner
  • If you have a previous SF domestic partnership, you must first file a Notice of Ending Domestic Partnership
  • If you are currently married, you must first dissolve the marriage

 

Special cases

Filing a San Francisco Domestic Partnership with a Notary Public

Filing a San Francisco Domestic Partnership with a Notary Public

The Declaration of Domestic Partnership form is available at the Office of the San Francisco County Clerk and on this website. Complete the registration form and have it notarized by a Notary Public. A copy of the registration is required to be given to a person who witnessed the signing (who may or may not be the Notary).

Please note that if you choose to file with a notary public, you are not filing with the County Clerk, and the County Clerk will not have any record or information regarding the Domestic Partnership.

Filing a Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State

Filing a Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State

San Francisco's local program is separate and distinct from the State of California's Domestic Partnership Program. If you are interested in finding out more about the State's Registration, please visit the Secretary of State Domestic Partner Registry or call (916) 653-4984. State registration forms available on the Secretary of State's website.

Get help

Office of the County Clerk

City Hall, Room 160
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Processing Hours

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Last updated November 17, 2022