Domestic Partnerships Appointments Status
Due to COVID-19 concerns, all registrations are being held virtually on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in a group atmosphere.
Domestic partners are two people who have signed an affidavit swearing that they are:
Domestic Partners do NOT have to reside in the City of Boulder.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, all registrations are being held virtually on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in a group atmosphere. Appointments are REQUIRED and must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, but we recommend starting the process as soon as possible. Appointments book up quickly and well in advance.
The following steps are used by the City Clerk in registering domestic partners:
Please e-mail your application, supporting documents, and preferred available date to the City Clerk's Office at email@example.com to get the process started. Please send all of these in one e-mail or we will not be able to process your request.
Available Appointment Dates:
The Denver Clerk and Recorders Office also provide Domestic Partnership registrations.
Denver Clerk and Recorders Office
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 101 (First Floor)
Denver, CO 80202
The Clerk's Office will record information from all Domestic Partnership registrations in the database, which is part of the public record. Registrants, however, have the option to request that names and year of birth not appear in the database.
Terminations are not handled in-person. To initiate a termination please complete the Termination of Domestic Partnership Application PDF
Once completed, e-mail the notice of termination form (including certificate number if possible), to firstname.lastname@example.org. The termination form must be signed and dated by at least one partner. If only one partner signs, that partner must provide evidence (certified mail receipt) that they have attempted to notify the other partner of the termination of the partnership.
Domestic partnership registration is voluntary, and does not create any new or different legal rights or responsibilities. The City of Boulder is not able to provide you with any legal advice concerning your partnership, and you may wish to consult an attorney for such advice. A domestic partnership does not create a "common law marriage" and may be evidence that no common law marriage has occurred. It does not create a joint venture or partnership or create any other legal rights between the partners or relating to any third partner. However, it may be used as evidence that an intimate relationship existed between the parties.
Because domestic partnership does not provide for many things covered by legal marriage, you should consult an attorney and make arrangements for a number of matters, including, but not limited to: wills, power of attorney, medical matters or tax implications.