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Registration of Domestic Partnerships
§ 14A-3 Domestic Partnership Registration.
A. Two persons may register as domestic partners if, on the date of the initial registration, they are residents of the Town or at least one partner is employed by the Town.
B. Persons desiring to register as domestic partners shall file a duly executed and notarized affidavit of domestic partnership in the office of the Town Clerk.
C. Persons submitting an affidavit of domestic partnership must declare under penalty of perjury that:
- Each is a resident of the Town or at least one such person is employed by the Town on the date of registration;
- Neither is married;
- Each is 18 years of age or older;
- Each is competent to enter into a contract;
- Each is unrelated by blood to his or her domestic partner in a manner that would bar marriage in New York State;
- They share a common household;
- They are in a close and committed, financially interdependent personal relationship and intend to remain in the relationship;
- Each is the other's sole domestic partner, and each intends to remain the other's sole domestic partner;
- Neither has terminated a previous domestic partnership within the 60 calendar days immediately prior to the filing of the affidavit of domestic partnership; and
- Each agrees to file an affidavit of termination in the event that the domestic partnership is terminated for any of the reasons set forth in § 14A-6.
D. A domestic partnership shall be established and effective upon the filing of an executed affidavit of domestic partnership with the Town Clerk.
E. No person shall be eligible to register in the office of the Town Clerk as a domestic partner if such partner has terminated a previous domestic partnership during the 60 calendar days prior to the filing of the affidavit of domestic partnership. The sixty-day waiting period shall not apply if the previous domestic partnership ended as a result of death or marriage of one of the partners.
An Appointment is required!
Please call in advance for an appointment between the hours of
9:00 AM and 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday only.
All applicants must bring a valid form of identification in the form of a current U.S. Driver's License or valid U.S. non-driver's license, establishing residency within the Town of North Hempstead. If an applicants license does not show residency within the Town of North Hempstead, an Affidavit of Proof of Residency must be submitted.
In addition to Government issued, current photo ID, applicants must provide one utility bill, bank statement, tax bill, or a similar document showing both applicant’s name & address within the Town.
Filing Fee-$35.00 Cash or Money Order Only.
Affidavit of Domestic Partnership
§ 14A-6. Termination of domestic partnership.
A domestic partnership shall terminate upon the first of the following events to happen:
A. The death of one of the domestic partners (which death shall not automatically terminate any benefits extended by third parties on account of such domestic partnership);
B. The marriage of any one of the domestic partners;
C. A failure by either domestic partner to meet any of the requirements of § 14A-3C;
D. The filing by either or both domestic partners of an affidavit, on a form provided by the Town Clerk, declaring, under the penalty of perjury, that the domestic partnership is terminated. In the event such form is filed by only one domestic partner, the terminating partner shall attest upon filing that he or she has sent a written notice to the other partner that he or she is terminating the partnership. Such notice shall be addressed to the other partner's last known address, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, and the terminating partner shall provide the Town Clerk with proof of such mailing. The termination of any domestic partnership pursuant to this subsection shall be effective 30 calendar days after the date of the filing of the executed affidavit of termination with the Town Clerk.
§ 14A-7. Fees.
The Town Board may establish, by resolution, reasonable fees to be charged for the filing, amendment to, or termination of a domestic partnership registration. Upon payment of the aforesaid fee, the domestic partners filing the document shall be entitled to receive two certified copies of the applicable document. Unless hereinafter amended, such fees shall be in the following amounts:
A. Filing affidavit of domestic partnership registration: $35.
B. Amendment to certificate of domestic partnership registration: $25.
C. Termination of certificate of domestic partnership registration: $35.
D. Request for certified copies of documents listed above: $10.
§ 14A-8. Obligations of domestic partners.
A. When a domestic partnership has ended, one or both of the domestic partners shall file an affidavit of termination with the Town Clerk, on a form provided by the Town Clerk, within 30 days of the event which caused the end of the partnership.
B. Within 30 days after the filing with the Town Clerk of any amendment to or termination of a domestic partnership, one or both of the domestic partners shall give notice thereof to any party who previously was given a copy of the certificate of domestic partnership in order to obtain, secure or confirm any right.
Termination of Domestic Partnership-One Partner Filing
Termination of Domestic Partnership-Both Partners Filing