Domestic Partnership Registration

Domestic Partnership Eligibility and Restrictions

You and your partner:

  • are engaged in a committed relationship and intend to remain together indefinitely.
  • are at least 18 years of age and have the capacity to enter into a contract.
  • share a common permanent residence and are jointly responsible to each other for the necessities of life. You must bring proof of a common address such as a lease, joint bank statement, a current bill with both names, etc.
  • are not related by blood closer than permitted for married couples under Illinois marriage laws.
  • must understand that the registration of this Domestic Partnership Affidavit creates a domestic partnership of continuous duration until either of you files an Affidavit of Termination or upon the death of you or your partner.
  • agree to file jointly or separately an Affidavit of Termination with the Urbana City Clerk within 30 days of a change in this domestic partnership such that you and your partner no longer meet the criteria herein.

Neither you nor your partner:

  • has another domestic partner.
  • is legally married.
  • may lawfully be claimed as a dependant on any other person’s federal income tax return.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You must provide ONE of the following forms of identification:

  • State Drivers License
  • State Identification w/picture
  • U. S. Passport
  • Birth Certificate (Must be 18 or older)


You must provide TWO of the following forms of identification:

  • Voter registration card (issued within the past 90 days)
  • Bank statement (issued within the past 60 days)
  • Work identification card w/photo
  • School identification w/photo
  • Foreign passport

Required Fees

Registration of Domestic Partnership Affidavit: $25.00 (cash)

Affidavit of Termination of Registered Domestic Partnership: $15.00 (cash)

Registration and termination forms are available below.


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Created on: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 16:17
- Author - KellyC
- Contributors: KayM