Apply for Domestic Partnership

Are you and your partner interested in some of the benefits of a married couple but not yet ready to get married?

Register as domestic partners to receive rights in the City of Orlando without getting married.

Rights include:

  • Correctional facility visitation
  • Emergency designation
  • Funeral and burial decision
  • Guardian designation
  • Healthcare decisions
  • Healthcare facility visitation

In-Person

Determine if you are eligible

You are eligible to register if both partners are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Not married
  • Not in a registered domestic partnership
  • Not a blood relative to your partner
  • Living in the same home together

Gather your materials

You will need the following:

  • Valid government issued ID with photo (for example, driver's license, passport, state ID card, etc.)
  • $30 filing fee (cash, money order, check, debit or credit card)

Visit City Hall to complete your application

Both partners must be present with the required documents. Registrations take place Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at:

Orlando City Hall
Office of City Clerk
400 South Orange Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

While you are at City Hall, you will:

  • Pay your $30 filing fee
  • Initial, sign and date an affidavit
  • Have the affidavit notarized at the City Clerk's Office

Receive your registration certificate 

We will provide you with a sealed certificate, two wallet-sized cards and a copy of your affidavit.