Domestic Partnership

*COVID-19 Response Update: Effective Monday, November 23, 2020, the Rochester City Clerk’s Licensing Office, Room 100A, will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday for some of the licenses it processes for walk-in service and by appointment only.  We appreciate your patience.   

*For a list of services, please click on the following link:

COVID-19 Clerk’s Licensing Office List of Services

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.

Online Application  

The City is proud to offer its Domestic Partnership application completely online. Use the links below to apply and upload the required documentation. Upon review and approval, you will be sent a link to pay for your Domestic Partnership certificate using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or debit card with the Visa or Mastercard logo.


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.