Video Domestic Partnership Filings

The Office of the County Clerk is currently closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For available services, application information and processing times, go to County Clerk Services During COVID-19 Response.

In an effort to keep our staff and community safe, and to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus, our office at City Hall remains closed to in-person services for the foreseeable future.

During San Francisco’s public health orders regarding COVID-19 and the closure of City Hall to the public, the San Francisco County Clerk is introducing Domestic Partnership registration via Video Conference. Before applying for an appointment, we recommend that all customers review our Domestic Partnership Information Page to ensure they understand all requirements for Domestic Partnership in San Francisco before requesting an appointment. 

Requirements for Video Domestic Partnership Appointment

  • Videoconference appointment requires that the couple have the capability of video and audio of both participants. You will need to download the Microsoft Teams app to your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone/tablet with a camera (or) access Microsoft Teams via an up-to-date browser on a computer/laptop with a camera. If your device does not have a speaker and/or mic, a call-in number will be provided, however, you must also connect using a device with a camera.
  • Couples must be physically together during the appointment and located in the State of California.
  • We are very sorry but we will not be allowing any guests to participate in the videoconference.

Applying for Video Domestic Partnership Appointment

  • Submit a request for a Video Domestic Partnership appointment using our online form including your email address and phone number. 
  • You will receive an email requesting that you reply with your completed Domestic Partnership Application and a picture or photocopy (front and back) of legal unexpired photo-identification for both parties and present originals during the appointment. Examples of acceptable identification include Driver’s License or State Identification, Passport, Military ID, Consulate Card. Note: If the ID card does not contain your full legal name you must also email and present during the appointment a certified copy of a birth certificate or social security card, showing your full legal name. 
  • Once your documents are approved, a member of our staff will contact you with information on how to reserve your appointment and make payment of the non-refundable $62 appointment fee by credit card.
  • Appointments will not be confirmed until payment has been made. You will then receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for and connect to your videoconference marriage appointment.
  • Absolutely no refund or credit given for any reason including but not limited to cancellation, error, failure to show or any unforeseen circumstance.

For further information about applying for a Domestic Partnership, or if you are not able to pay by credit card or do not have the required technology, you may contact us using our online form or by calling 3-1-1.