Partner Registry of the City of Kansas City, Mo., is a means by which unmarried
couples in a mutual support, caring and commitment may document their relationship.
are defined as two adults who share the same principal residence and are
jointly responsible for the basic necessities of life. The basic necessities of
life means the cost of basic food, shelter and any other expenses. The
individuals do not need to contribute equally to the cost of expenses, so long
as they are both responsible for the cost. At least two of the joint expenses in
the following list must apply to the couple:
of real property or a common leasehold interest in such property
Power of attorney for health care decisions
Joint bank account or a joint credit account
Common ownership of a motor vehicle
Designation as a beneficiary for life insurance or retirement benefits or under
the partner’s will
Such other proof to establish financial interdependency under the circumstances
of their particular case as considered to be sufficient
also must affirm they meet the following criteria:
Are not related
by blood to a degree of closeness that would prohibit legal marriage
Are both at least 18 years of age
Have resided together for a period of at least one year and intend to do so
Are not legally married
Are responsible for each other’s common welfare
Are each other’s sole domestic partner
Were mentally competent to consent to contract when the domestic partnership
To register as a
domestic partnership, both members of the couple must come to the City Clerk’s
Office at 414 E. 12th St., 25th floor of City Hall in Kansas City, Mo., to complete the affidavit.
Proper identification is required to notarize the affidavit.
To request a
duplicate copy of your affidavit of Domestic Partner Registration please contact
the City Clerk’s Office at (816) 513-6401.
If one or both
partners wish to terminate the domestic partnership, at least one member of the
couple must come to the City Clerk’s Office to complete an affidavit of
To report a
change in the Domestic Partnership Registration, please contact the City
Clerk’s Office at (816) 513-6401.
Partnership Registry is public information, subject to Missouri’s Sunshine Law.
(Public Records -- 610.010, 610.023, 610.024)
provided by law, records of a public governmental body are open and available
to the public for inspection and copying. The governmental body may charge a
reasonable fee for providing access or copies of public records. The fee should
not exceed actual cost of the document search and duplication. Upon request,
the governmental body shall certify in writing that the cost does not exceed
that body's actual cost.
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