File A Domestic Partnership


Domestic partners are two adults (of same or opposite gender) in a committed relationship, who have filed the required documentation with LAFPP or the State of California (Learn More).  Qualified Domestic Partners receive the same survivorship benefits under the LAFPP plan as Qualified Surviving Spouses. Follow these steps to file a domestic partnership. 

NOTE: A new Declaration of Domestic Partnership cannot be filed within six months from the date that a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership was filed with the Department. This six-month waiting period does not apply if the prior domestic partnership was terminated because of a partner’s death or marriage.

Step 1

Confirm you and your domestic partner meet the following requirements. You both are:

  • Capable of consenting to the domestic partnership,
  • Not married or a member of another domestic partnership,
  • Not related by blood, and
  • At least 18 years of age, or have met the requirements of Family Code section 297.1.

Step 2

You and your partner must complete a Declaration of Domestic Partnership.

Step 3

Submit your completed Declaration of Domestic Partnership form to Active Member Services. 


If you have any questions, you may contact the Active Members Services Section at (213) 279-3140 or toll-free (844) 88-LAFPP (52377).


Declaration of Domestic Partnership

Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership