In order to end a Domestic Partnership, a Termination Statement must be completed by you or your partner and signed by both parties.
Statements can be submitted online or in person at the Office of the City Clerk. If the statement is submitted online, you must still appear in person to complete the process.
When you submit the Domestic Partnership Termination Application online, you will get a confirmation number.
To complete the application, you must bring:
- Your confirmation number
- $27 payment (by credit card or money order, payable to the City Clerk)
- Proper identification
- Any additional required documentation
Learn about City Clerk Domestic Partnership Termination.
Online applications expire after 21 days. If you do not complete the application at the Office of the City Clerk before then, you will need to submit a new application.
File by Certified Mail
If it is not possible for you to come to the City Clerk to file the Termination Statement, you can download the form and file it by Certified Mail. The form can be found online. Visit the Office of the City Clerk's website.
However, you must demonstrate in a written statement attached to the Termination Statement that in-person filing is not possible or would create a hardship. If you fail to do so or do not present a convincing case, your request will be denied and the Termination Statement must then be filed in person.
If the submitted Termination Statement is not signed by both parties, the original certified return receipt must also be sent with the Termination Statement as proof that the non-signing party was notified.
If either you or your Domestic Partner get married to each other or to another person, your Domestic Partnership is automatically terminated.
Statement Not Signed By Partner
If the Termination Statement has not been signed by both you and your partner, you must notify your partner of your termination by Registered Mail, Return Receipt requested.