Less then three months after the domestic partnership registry program began in the City of Sarasota, 100 couples have gone to City Hall to register.
The success of the registry has generated interest from other Florida municipalities inquiring about possibly using the City of Sarasota’s program as a model. The City Commission approved the domestic registry program and registrations began Nov. 6.
The registry offers domestic partners many rights within the city limits including health care decisions, hospital visitations, correctional facility visitations and funeral decisions. City of Sarasota residents as well as non-residents may register.
Partners may register in the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk located in Room 110 within City Hall, 1565 First Street. Registration hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments also can be scheduled by contacting the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk: 941-954-4160. More information on the domestic partnership registry can be found by visiting http://www.SarasotaGov.com/DPR, where Frequently Asked Questions and other important information is posted.