Domestic Partner Registry

Requirements of a Domestic Partnership

A domestic partnership shall exist between two persons if the following is true:

  • The persons are not related by blood closer than would bar marriage in the State of New York
  • Neither person is married
  • Both persons are 18 years of age or older
  • Both the persons are competent to enter into a contract
  • The persons declare that they are each others' sole domestic partner
  • The persons currently share a primary residence within the Town of Southampton and declare that they intend to do so for the indefinite future
  • The persons declare that they are in a relationship of mutual support, caring, and commitment and are responsible for each others' welfare. For these purposes, "mutual support" means that they contribute mutually to each others' maintenance and support
  • Both persons agree to file a termination of partnership if there is a change in the status of their domestic partnership
  • The persons shall file a statement of domestic partnership as set forth in this chapter and pay the required fee
  • Fee Schedule Domestic Partnership  $30.00, Termination Fee $30.00.  

If the above statements are true, please fill out the Domestic Registry Application (PDF).