Forms & Fees


Domestic Partnership Forms

The following forms are provided in PDF file format and can be viewed, filled in and printed from your computer using the most current version of the Adobe Reader (available for free from Adobe's Website).

  • Declaration of Domestic Partnership (Form NP/SF DP-1)
    (pdf) – $10.00*/$33.00** (Rev. 04/2015)
  • Confidential Declaration of Domestic Partnership (Form NP/SF DP-1A)
    (pdf) – $10.00*/$33.00** (Rev. 04/2015)

    * The fee for filing a domestic partnership is $10.00.
    ** For same-sex partners, California Family Code section 298 requires an additional $23.00 fee be paid at the time of filing the form, for a total of $33.00. The additional $23.00 fee will be used to develop and support a training curriculum specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender domestic abuse support service providers who serve that community in regard to domestic violence, and to provide brochures specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender domestic abuse. Brochures developed by the California Department of Public Health will be available upon request from the California Secretary of State, as funding allows.

  • Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership (Form NP/SF DP-2)
    (pdf) – No Fee (Rev. 04/2015)
  • Revocation of Termination of Domestic Partnership (Form NP/SF DP-3)
    (pdf) – No Fee (Rev. 04/2015)

Completed forms can be mailed to California Secretary of State, Domestic Partners Registry, P.O. Box 942870, Sacramento, CA 94277–2870 or delivered in person for over-the-counter processing to the Sacramento office or to the California Secretary of State's Los Angeles regional office. Please refer to the DP Contact Information page for office locations and addresses. Note: The Los Angeles regional office is not able to process documents received by mail. Completed confidential declaration of domestic partnership forms delivered to the Los Angeles regional office will be sent to the Sacramento office for processing. There is an additional $15.00 special handling fee for processing a document delivered in person to the Sacramento or Los Angeles regional office.

Payments for documents submitted:

  • by mail to Sacramento can be made by check or money order; over–the–counter in Sacramento can be made by check, money order, cash, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard); or
  • over-the-counter in the Los Angeles regional office can be made by check, money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). The Los Angeles regional office is not able to accept cash.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to the California Secretary of State.

Records Order Forms

Copies of public domestic partnership filings, except for confidential filings, can be obtained by submitting a request to the California Secretary of State's Sacramento office either in person (drop off) or by mail. Instructions and fees for ordering copies are available on the Special Filings Records Order Form (PDF).

Copies of confidential domestic partnership filings can be obtained by one or both of the partners by a request to the California Secretary of State's Sacramento office either in person (drop off) or by mail. Instructions and fees for ordering copies are available on the Confidential Domestic Partnership Records Order Form (PDF).

Copies of confidential domestic partnership filings, can be obtained by authorized individuals by submitting a request with a certified copy of the court order granting permission to the California Secretary of State's Sacramento office to release a copy of the confidential domestic partnership. The request and court order can be submitted either in person (drop off) or by mail. Instructions and fees for ordering copies are available on the Confidential Domestic Partnership Records Order Form (PDF).