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Domestic Partnership

As of November 6, 2013, the Mayor and City Council approved a resolution to grant the official recognition and registry of same-sex, as well as, opposite sex partnerships, of residents living within the City of Clarkston.

Pursuant to the resolution, couples can make an appointment with the City Clerk to verify residency, complete a Declaration of Commitment for Domestic Partnership and the couple will then be issued a "Certificate of Domestic Partnership" signed by the Mayor. This Certificate may make it easier for couples to show evidence to receive healthcare benefits, gain hospital visitation rights and access to other rights already afforded to married couples. This Certificate is available for no fee.

Any resident of Clarkston is able to request a Domestic Partnership Certificate by contacting the City Clerk to schedule an appointment during normal business hours at the City Hall Annex.

To be considered for a Certificate of Domestic Partnership, you must bring the following to your appointment:

  1. A State or Government-issued ID
  2. Proof of joint residency with co-applicant. This includes:
    1. Utility bill
    2. Bank statement
    3. Tax bill
    4. Property deed
    5. Current paystub
    6. State ID

This document must prove that both applicants reside at the same address.

Click here to view a copy of the Domestic Partnership Resolution.

Click here to view the Declaration of Commitment for Domestic Partnership