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Domestic Partnership Registry 


The Domestic Partnership Registry authorized by the Dayton City Commission is effective June 1, 2012. The registry is managed by the City Commission Office. Registration forms are available by clicking here.

What are the qualifications for the registry? 

All of the criteria below must be met by both members of the domestic partnership: 

  1. Both individuals share a common residence as defined in Section 30.30 (B) of the Revised Code of General Ordinances of the City of Dayton.
  2. Both individuals affirm that they have a committed relationship and share responsibility for each other’s common welfare.
  3. Neither individual is married to any other individual or is a part of an existing domestic partnership with any third party.
  4. Each individual is 18 years of age or older.
  5. The individuals are not related to one another by blood in a way that would prevent them from being married to one another in this State.

How do I register my domestic partnership? 

Applicants may apply in person or by mail. Registration forms are available here  and in the City Commission Office, 101 W. Third Street. Applicants will complete an application and have the form notarized at time of signing. Mail applicants must have the form notarized before sending the application in. In person applicants can sign the application and have it notarized at the City Commission Office.   

The registration fee is $50. For mail applicants, check or money order made payable to “City of Dayton” is the only acceptable form of payment. For in-person applicants, credit card and cash are also accepted (correct change is appreciated). 

The City Commission office (for in-person applications) is located at City Hall (101 W. 3rd St., second floor). Parking is available in the municipal garage (123 W. Third St.). In-person applicants should visit Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

What does the registration fee provide? 

Accepted applications will receive a certificate, two business card size registrations that may be easily carried, and will be listed in the City’s domestic partner registry. This registry is a public record and may be requested by outside parties. If requested, all of the information, including names and address, is part of the public record.

Additional questions can be submitted to 937-333-3636 or



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