Calabria, Italy and its Genealogy, History, Culture and Language

Letter to Sindaco Requesting Action

Draft a letter to the sindaco (town mayor) of your town of interest to request his action following no response from a prior request to the stato civile for the town.

About this letter

This letter should only be used if you have sent a letter to the Stato Civile or Anagrafe, received no reply, then sent a follow-up letter, which also went unanswered for at least a month. There was a law passed in Italy on 7 August 1990, law 241, that establishes the right of the public to receive a reply from a public office within thirty days of a request. This letter rarely goes unanswered. You will find this extremely effective. Be sure to include a copy of your follow-up letter with this letter.


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Sig. Sindaco
Comune di
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Dear Mayor,

I sent a letter to the office on , and I again sent the letter on by registered mail on .  It was received on .  After almost another months, I still have received no reply.  As may be seen from the enclosed letter, I requested the for my , .

I know that it takes time to complete research, but I fear that my letter has been lost under other papers or forgotten.  I would like to ask you if you could kindly intervene in this case, according to law 241 of 1990 regarding access to public documents, so that I may receive a reply within a reasonable time.

Thank you for your kindness, and I trust to hear from you soon.

Best regards,

[your name]