DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Registering a domestic partnership through the City of Dayton's new "Domestic Partnership Registry" got underway Friday, June 1.
The Domestic Partnership Registry is a way for domestic partners to record their relationships and for businesses and organizations to have a neutrally administered means of qualifying a person for benefits or discounts that they may choose to offer. The registry is entirely optional for all parties. The Dayton City Commission approved the Ordinance creating the registry on May 2 with the program taking effect 30 days later on Friday.
To qualifications for the Registry
All of the criteria below must be met by both members of the domestic partnership:
1. Both individuals share a common residence.
2. Both individuals affirm that they have a committed relationship and share responsibility for each other's common welfare.
3. Neither individual is married to any other individual or is a part of an existing domestic partnership with any third party.
4. Each individual is 18 years of age or older.
5. The individuals are not related to one another by blood in a way that would prevent them from being married to one another in this State.
Couples applying in person should visit the Dayton City Commission Office on the second floor of City Hall, 101 W. Third Street, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applicants will complete a registration form and have it notarized at the time of signing by an on-site Notary. Registration forms are available at www.daytonohio.gov/cco/Pages/Registry.aspx or through the City Commission Office. Mail applicants can print the form at home, fill it out and have it notarized before submitting to the City Commission Office.
The registration fee is $50.00. For mail applicants, the only forms of payment accepted are check or money order, made payable to "City of Dayton." For in-person applicants, check, money order, credit card or cash are accepted. Accepted applications will receive a certificate and two business card-sized registrations.
For more information, contact the City Commission Office at 333-3636.
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