Oregon State Domestic Partnership
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On February 4, 2008 Multnomah County began registering domestic partnerships in accordance with the Oregon Family Fairness Act. The law creates a domestic partnership system for same sex couples within the state of Oregon. As required by law at least one partner must be a resident of Oregon.
Non-same sex couples may register through Multnomah County domestic partnership.
The fee for registration is $60 in cash or certified funds. No personal checks. No refunds.
Note: Make sure you are prepared with all the required information; effective January 6, 2014 a $20.00 fee will be charged to fix mistakes.
The Declaration of Domestic Partnership form must be notarized before it can be accepted. The Oregon Secretary of State maintains a list of Notaries Public within the state and most banks and financial institutions employ notaries.
Obtaining a Certified Copy
Certified Copies may be purchased at the time of registration or by written request at a later date. The request should include the full names of Partner A and Partner B as they appeared on the registration, the date of the registration and address to where the copy is to be returned. For your convenience you can print and use this form. Fees must be submitted with the request. The fee is $7.75 for the first certified copy and $4.00 for each additional certified copy (when purchased at the same time).
Make check or money order payable to Multnomah County. Fees must be paid in US dollars.
- Press release: Multnomah County readies for statewide domestic partnerships
- Frequently asked questions
- Domestic Partnership Declaration Form: Must be printed on 8.5x14 inch paper to be processed.
- Oregon Secretary of State's list of Notaries Public for Multnomah County