Requirements on Ending a Domestic Partnership

If you filed your original Domestic Partnership Agreement with the San Francisco County Clerk. You must file your Notice for Ending Form with the San Francisco County Clerk. Be sure to mail or give a copy of the Notice for Ending the Partnership on the day of filing the notice with the County Clerk.

If you filed your original Domestic Partnership Agreement with a Notary Public, you must file your notice for Ending the Partnership with a Notary Public and the copy of the Notice must be sent to the partner and the witness(es) to whom you sent a copy of the original agreement.

A Domestic Partnership ends when:
(1) One of the partners dies;
(2) One of the partners sends the other a Notice for Ending a Domestic Partnership;
(3) One of the partners gets married; or
(4) The partners stop living together.

Note: Your Notice for Ending the partnership must be filed with the County Clerk or Notary Public before you can file a new partnership agreement.

San Francisco Transfer Tax exemption upon Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
Two eligibility requirements for Domestic Partnership Transfer Tax exemption are:

 

  1. A Notice for Ending a Domestic Partnership Form must be signed by either partner and filed with the San Francisco County Clerk. A copy of this Notice must be given to the former Domestic Partner and anyone else who received a copy of the Declaration of Domestic Partnership.

    Note: To file the Notice for Ending a Domestic Partnership with the San Francisco County Clerk, the original Declaration of Domestic Partnership must have also been filed with the San Francisco County Clerk.

  2. The deed, instrument, or other writing shall include a written recital, signed by either Domestic Partner, stating that the deed, instrument, or other writing is entitled to the exemption.

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