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Domestic Partnership in Maine

How do you get one?

A Domestic Partnership in Maine went into effect in July of 2004 via their Domestic Partner Registry Law. Having a domestic partnership gives you limited rights as a same-sex couple there.

Criterion that must be met to register is as follows:

  • Both partners must have been living together in Maine for at least 1 year.
  • Neither partner can be married or in another domestic partnership. If they are, it must be dissolved before seeking this current domestic partnership.
  • Both partners also must be competent adult.
  • That's about it. There aren't that many requirements for Maine, that's for sure. Now, onto registering your partnership.

    Now if you thought the criteria needed was simple, well so is the whole registration process. Here are the steps needed to register your domestic partnership:

  • Both partners must fill out and sign the Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form. This form MUST be notarized.
  • Next, you must include a $35 filing fee. (Checks should be made payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine.)
  • Then you must take the above 2 things to be filed to the:
  • Office of Vital Records
    #11 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333-0011

    You're all set now. Because once you have registered and the Office of Vital Records receives your check, you will be mailed out two (2) certified copies of your declaration. You're done!

    Congrats! It's time to celebrate! We here at Gay-Marriage-Guide.Com commend you on your commitment to one another and wish you many happy years together.

    Don't forget to check out our Maine Gay Attorneys page to help you with all of the necessities that our federal government won't help you with because they haven't legalized gay marriage yet.

    We ask you to always remember to:


    Legal Disclaimer

    We here at provide this legal information as a service to the public. It is not to be considered legal advice. We make no claims that the information is complete nor current. Please seek legal counsel for complete, current legal advice.

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