Letter to Procura della Repubblica
Draft a letter to the Procura della Repubblica of the province containing your town of interest to request permission to personally consult civil vital records.
About this letter:This letter should only be used if you are planning a trip to Italy and wish to consult the civil vital records at the town/commune level in person. The Procura della Repubblica has provincial level control of all the civil vital records.
There are only two situations when you should use this letter:
- After sending a letter to the Sindaco (Mayor) of a specific town you plan on visiting in the province, and he does not reply or denies your request.
- If you plan on visiting more than one town, in the same province, during your visit to consult the records.
It is important to mention that you plan on searching only for records of your ancestors and that you will be perusing older civil records (prior to 1948). Anything newer cannot be searched by unauthorized persons, pursuant to the 75 year privacy law. Even for the older records, persons must be directly related (and prepared to prove it) to get the information.
Fill in/select the appropriate information in the spaces below, then click the submit button. The letter will then be translated and shown to you. Be sure to print it or save the page to your computer at that time.