Domestic Partnership Processing Dates

As a result of widespread transmission of COVID-19 and the direction of the California Department of Public Health, the Secretary of State continues to make every attempt to ensure the safety of our customers and employees while still offering essential services to the public.

With these goals in mind, both our Sacramento and Los Angeles offices are closed to the public with drop box(es) in both lobbies to drop documents off for processing. All documents are deemed submitted at 5:00 p.m. on the date dropped off and being returned by mail. Submissions must include checks or money orders for the processing fees. Special handling fees are waived.

Domestic Partnerships


Our Sacramento Office is currently processing Public and Confidential Domestic Partnership filings received:

  1. Through the mail on 02/22/2023
  2. Via our Sacramento drop box (located on the 1st floor) on 02/22/2023

Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles Office is currently processing Public Domestic Partnership filings received:

  1. Via our Los Angeles drop box (located on the 12th floor) on 03/13/2023

Note: Confidential Domestic Partnership filings received in the Los Angeles office will be forwarded to the Sacramento office for processing. 

Last updated: March 24, 2023