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Domestic Partnerships

To enter into a Domestic Partnership, a Domestic Partnership Declaration must be registered with a County Clerk in the State of Oregon. The Domestic Partnership Declaration is a legal form and should be completed electronically, typed or in black or dark blue ink and should not be altered. The legal form is 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches and has a gray stripe along the left-hand side. All sections of the form need to be completed unless otherwise specified in the instructions. The forms must be signed by both individuals entering into the domestic partnership. Signatures must be acknowledged by a Notary Public. Completed, signed, and notarized forms must be signed and registered by a County Clerk to be valid.

The County Clerk registers the form in a Domestic Partnership Registry. A copy of the form, along with a "Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership," can be provided to the partners in person or by mail. Contact your County Clerk's office to get information about associated fees.

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Domestic Partnership - means the civil contract entered into in person between two individuals of the same sex who are at least 18 years of age, who are otherwise capable, and at least one of which is a resident of Oregon.
Partner - is an individual joined in a domestic partnership.

Additional Criteria

A Domestic Partnership is prohibited and void when:

NOTE: When parties are first cousins by adoption only, the domestic partnership is not prohibited or void

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