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Updated: 1/29/2014
Description: Domestic Partnership means the civil contract entered into in person between two individuals of the same sex who are at least 18 years of age, who are otherwise capable and at least one of whom is a resident of Oregon. Learn more at the Center for Health Statistics' Domestic Partnership Website.

Similar Keywords: civil union
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: ORS 432
House Bill 2007 of the 2007 regular session
Duration: Ongoing
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  There is a fee, determined by the local County Clerk, for registering the form. Visit the Oregon Blue Book County Government page to find links to County Clerk information.

Certified copies of registered domestic partnerships and dissolutions of registered domestic partnerships may be ordered from the state. The cost is $20 for the first certificate and $15 for each additional certified copy of the same record requested at the same time. Note: Other fees apply for orders in person, by phone, or on the internet, or for rush processing with express delivery by an overnight carrier. Fees are subject to change.
Responsible Agency: Center for Health Statistics
Prerequisites: 1. Both must be 18 years of age or older
2. At least one of the two has to be an Oregon resident.
3. Both have to be the same sex.
4. Both have to be "capable".

To order a certified copy, requestor must be eligible to receive the record under ORS 432.121 (Disclosure and certification of records and reports;rules)

Who is eligible to order a birth certificate
Application Form: Domestic Partnership Order Form or Dissolution of Domestic Partnership Order Form
Service Links:  Application of Domestic Partnership (must be printed on 8-1/2"x14" paper)
 Domestic Partnership FAQ's
 Order certified copies
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation:
  • Information as requested on Domestic Partnership Order Form (Form 45-16 DP) or Dissolution of Domestic Partnership Order Form (Form 45-15 DDP)

  • Proof of identification for in-person orders, express orders, and those mailed to an "in-care" address
  • Additional Information:
  • Ordering on the Internet using VitalChek

  • To order by phone, call 1-888-896-4988

  • For additional information on ordering vital records, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

  • Vital Records Office Location:
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97232

      Agency Information
    Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
    Agency Name: Center for Health Statistics
    E-mail Address: health.webmaster@state.or.us
    Phone: 971-673-1222
    Mail Address: 800 NE Oregon Street
    Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97232
    Website Information: http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/Pages/index.aspx

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