Letter to Sindaco Requesting Permission
Draft a letter to the sindaco (town mayor) of 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. This should be sent BEFORE you send a letter to the Procura della Repubblica (provincial level). 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 1947). 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 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.