Requirements and Conditions

The registration fee is $60.00, payable when the form is filed.  We do accept cash and personal checks.  We do not accept debit or charge cards.

  • Registrants do not need to be residents of Washington County.
  • One registrant must be an Oregon resident
  • There is no waiting period.
  • The Domestic Partnership form must be signed by both parties, and must have signatures notarized.  Please be advised that there is no notary available in the County Clerk's office.
  • There are no exceptions or waivers to the registration fee.
  • No refunds are made once the form is filed.
  • Legal age in the State of Oregon for both parties is 18 years of age.

When Domestic Partnerships Are Not Recognized

Oregon state law does not allow a domestic partnership to be issued to parties of opposite gender.

Oregon state law does not allow a domestic partnership between first cousins or nearer kin.

Forms By Mail

To obtain a domestic partnership form by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

     Washington County Recording Office
     Public Services Building MS #9
     155 N First Ave, Room 130

     Hillsboro, OR  97124

A form will be mailed to you with instructions on how to fill it out.  Upon approval, which is normally within 3 days of receipt, we will send your certificate to you.