City of St. Petersburg to begin domestic partnership registry on August 1

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Beginning August 1, adults who are in a domestic partnership relationship may register with the City of St. Petersburg’s City Clerk. Official registration follows the passing of the Domestic Partnership Registry ordinance passed June 7.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and thereafter every week from Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to conflicts with City Council meetings and agenda preparations, no registry appointments will be made on Thursdays and Fridays.

The City Clerk’s office is expecting heavy demand as the registry process begins. For faster service and to serve everyone efficiently, the City Clerk recommends you call for an appointment by calling 727-893-7448. The City Clerk’s Office is located on the main floor of St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

In order to receive a Domestic Partnership Certificate, both persons must be present at the time of initial registration to process a Domestic Partnership Registration Affidavit, a legal document that will be notarized by City Clerk’s Office staff. A photo ID is necessary for each party (Drivers License, State Issued ID, Passport, Military ID). Initial registration is $30 payable in cash, check or money order to the City of St. Petersburg. (No credit or debit cards can be accepted.) For the initial $30 registration fee, you will receive a copy of the registration affidavit (original copy will be recorded with the Pinellas County Clerk of Court), two wallet cards and a formal certificate.

If the registration needs to be amended in the future (change of address, name change) the cost to amend the registration is $10. The cost of terminating the registration is $15.

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