Nevada Marriage Laws

NRS 122A.100 - Registration: Procedure; fees; eligibility; issuance of certificate


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Nevada Revised Statutes - Title 11: Domestic Relations - Chapter 122A: Domestic Partnerships - Entering Into Domestic Partnerships

Registration: Procedure; fees; eligibility; issuance of certificate


1. A valid domestic partnership is registered in the State of Nevada when two persons who satisfy the requirements of subsection 2: (a) File with the Office of the Secretary of State, on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State, a signed and notarized statement declaring that both persons: (1) Have chosen to share one another?s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring; and (2) Desire of their own free will to enter into a domestic partnership; and (b) Pay to the Office of the Secretary of State a reasonable filing fee established by the Secretary of State, which filing fee must not exceed the total of an amount set by the Secretary of State to estimate: (1) The cost incurred by the Secretary of State to issue the Certificate described in subsection 3; and (2) Any other associated administrative costs incurred by the Secretary of State. Ê The Office of the Secretary of State shall account for the fees received pursuant to paragraph (b) separately, and use those fees, and any interest and income earned on those fees, solely to pay for expenses related to administering the registration of domestic partnerships pursuant to this chapter, including, without limitation, the cost of materials and technology necessary to process and record the filing. At the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary of State shall reconcile the amount of the fees received pursuant to paragraph (b) and the expenses related to administering the registration of domestic partnerships pursuant to this chapter and deposit any excess fees received with the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund. 2. To be eligible to register pursuant to subsection 1, two persons desiring to enter into a domestic partnership must furnish proof satisfactory to the Office of the Secretary of State that: (a) Both persons have a common residence; (b) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 122A.500, neither person is married or a member of another domestic partnership; (c) The two persons are not related by blood in a way that would prevent them from being married to each other in this State; (d) Both persons are at least 18 years of age; and (e) Both persons are competent to consent to the domestic partnership. 3. The Office of the Secretary of State shall issue a Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership to persons who satisfy the applicable requirements of this section. 4. As used in this section: (a) ?Common residence? means a residence shared by both domestic partners on at least a part-time basis, irrespective of whether: (1) Ownership of the residence or the right to occupy the residence is in the name of only one of the domestic partners; and (2) One or both of the domestic partners owns or occupies an additional residence. (b) ?Residence? means any house, room, apartment, tenement or other building, vehicle, vehicle trailer, semitrailer, house trailer or boat designed or intended for occupancy as a residence.

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(Added to NRS by 2009, 2184; A 2010, 26th Special Session, 80)


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