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Civil marriage, symbolic ceremony and civil union

This page contains the information necessary for the celebration of civil marriage in Desenzano del Garda. If the future spouses celebrate a catholic wedding with civil effects, it will be the priest to make the request for transcription of the marriage in the registers of civil status.

With the same booking methods it is possible to request the celebration of a symbolic ceremony for the renewal of the marriage vows that, even in the absence of legal value, reaffirm and establish the emotional bond between the spouses. The procedures for carrying out the "Symbolic Ceremonies" are governed by the deliberation of G.C. n. 219/2012 [ITA].

The law of 20 May 2016, n.76, established the civil union between two adult persons of the same sex, who constitute it by declaration before the registrar in the presence of two witnesses. The necessary information is shown on this page.

BOOKING OF THE ROOM FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE CIVIL MARRIAGE

The online request [ITA] for booking the room for the celebration of civil marriage, addressed to the Office of the Mayor - General Secretariat can also be presented before the marriage publications, and subject to availability, up to 20 days before the celebration.
The room reservation is recorded only after the payment of the requested amount (see here for the current rates [ITA]). The payment can be made at the municipal treasury, or by bank transfer or payment to the postal account of the Municipality (here are the coordinates to make the payment), then send the receipt certifying the payment.
The celebration of marriage is always subject to the conclusion of the publication phase, which has a validity of 180 days, within which the marriage must be celebrated.
Once this term has elapsed from the publication of publications, new publications must be made for the celebration of marriage.

PLACE OF CARRYING OUT OF THE RITE

"SALA DELL'OROLOGIO" INTO CITY HALL

Sala Orologio
Sala Orologio - ingressoSala Orologio

"SALA DELLA MUSA" in Villa Brunati

Sala della Musa 1
Sala della Musa 2Villa Brunati

"SALONE GINO BENEDETTI" into Desenzano Castle

Sala Gino Benedetti

 
Specola CastelloCastello

"SALA SIRMIONE" in Villa Tassinara

Sala Sirmione
Villa TassinaraVilla Tassinara

It is always possible to celebrate the marriage or the civil union, without expenses, in the municipal offices.

DAYS AND HOURS OF CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
The established days for the wedding celebrations are:

  • MONDAY from 9.00 to 12.00
  • TUESDAY from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.30 to 17.00
  • SATURDAY from 9.30 to 11.30

For requests to use the rooms outside the established days and times, a surcharge will be applied.

Regarding the celebration at Villa la Tassinara the definition of days and times must be agreed directly with the villa manager.

REFRESHMENT AND CATERING

During civil marriages it is possible to have refreshments in the following structures:

  • Villa Brunati (terrace)
  • Villa Brunati (fireplace room)
  • Castle (room on the ground floor "Glimpses of the summer")
  • Castle (amphitheatre)

The methods and rates of use are shown in the booking request for the room.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRESENT - VALID PROVISIONS FOR ALL CASES

After checking the availability of the chosen date, the future spouses present online a formal reservation request for the room [ITA] chosen for the celebration at the Office of the Mayor - General Secretariat.
By means of a specific communication [ITA], the generality of the two witnesses must also be reported, as well as the choice of the assets. This information must be sent to the Civil Status Office within 7 days prior to the date of marriage.

Moreover:

  • If the spouses do not know the Italian language they will have to be assisted by an interpreter (with a valid identity document), whose general information will be communicated well in advance through the appropriate request [ITA]. Please note that the Office does not provide the interpreter.
  • If at the time of the marriage celebration one of the spouses intends to proceed with the recognition of natural children previously with the other spouse, the future spouses must inform the Office of Civil Status well in advance (it should be done from the moment they are requested marriage publications).

MARRIAGE OF ITALIAN AND FOREIGN CITIZENS IN OTHER ITALIAN MUNICIPALITY
If both future spouses do not reside in Desenzano del Garda, they must first submit a written request to the Mayor of this Municipality, specifying the reasons for which they chose to celebrate the civil ceremony in Desenzano del Garda.
The Mayor assesses the application and decides whether to grant his authorization.
In the case of a positive outcome, the future spouses will forward to the Office of the Mayor - General Secretariat the appropriate reservation request [ITA] for the selected room (providing immediately to pay the requested amount), in addition to the formal requests indicated in the paragraph above. The payment of the above amount can be made at the municipal treasury, or, in case of impediment, by bank transfer or payment to the postal account of the Municipality (here are the coordinates to make the payment), then send to the Municipality the receipt confirming the payment.

MARRIAGE OF FOREIGN CITIZENS NOT RESIDENT IN ITALY
In compliance with the provisions established for citizens residing in Italy, even two foreign citizens who do not reside in Italy can apply to celebrate a civil marriage in Desenzano del Garda.
Pursuant to current legislation, they are exempt from the publication of marriage publications, but must nevertheless make a special declaration at the Civil Status Office without the presence of witnesses.

The main obligations that must be performed are the following:

  1. The bride and groom must send in advance a written and signed request (written in Italian or in a foreign language with translation) to the Mayor of Desenzano del Garda, attaching their identity documents and indicating the most acceptable date for the wedding.
  2. The Mayor assesses the application, checks the availability of the date, and decides whether to grant its authorization, instructing the Registry Office to perform the necessary acts.
  3. In case of a positive outcome, the future spouses will forward to the Office of the Mayor - General Secretariat of the Municipality the appropriate online reservation request [ITA] for the room chosen for the wedding celebration (providing immediately to pay the amount due), as well as anything else indicated in the paragraphs above. The payment of the above amount can be made at the municipal treasury, or, in case of impediment, by bank transfer or payment to the postal account of the Municipality (here are the coordinates to make the payment), then send to the Municipality the receipt confirming the payment.
  4. At least TEN DAYS BEFORE the date fixed for the marriage must then be forwarded to the Civil Status Office (also as email attachments) all the documents necessary for the execution of the formalities (example the authorization and anything else indicated in the special paragraph dedicated to foreign citizens in the page relating to marriage publications), for the purpose of their formal verification, as well as for the preparation of the verbaldeclaration that they will have to render to the Civil Status Officer.
  5. At least TWO DAYS BEFORE the date fixed for the celebration of the marriage, the future spouses must present themselves at the Registry Office for the preparation of the formal verbal declaration containing the wish to marry, accompanied by the interpreter (if necessary); the date on which the entrants will go to the Registry Office must be previously agreed.

THE DAY OF MARRIAGE CELEBRATION
About 30 minutes before the scheduled time for the celebration of the ceremony, the future spouses and the 2 witnesses (in addition to the interpreter, if necessary) must go to the venue for the verification of personal identity and information contained in the deed of marriage by municipal officials.

COSTS
The costs of using the rooms for the celebration of marriage, established by the City Council, are different depending on the case: if at least one of the future spouses is resident in Desenzano del Garda, if at least one of the partners is resident in Italy or both the future spouses are not resident in Italy. The updated rates are as follows; always request confirmation from the General Secretariat office.

PROPERTY REGIME APPLICABLE TO MARRIAGE
The future spouses, when they get married, have the following possibilities:

  1. Fall back into the regime of the communion of goods, not declaring anything.
  2. Choose the regime of separation of assets with a special declaration.
  3. Choose the foreign law applicable to their patrimonial relations (if one or both the future spouses are foreign citizens).

The communion of goods involves the immediate and automatic co-ownership of movable and / or property assets in the amount of 50%, both for the obligations contracted by one of the spouses after marriage, and for movable and immovable property also acquired by one of the spouses after marriage.

They do not fall into the communion of goods:

  • movable or immovable property acquired prior to marriage, or from a gift or inheritance, even after marriage;
  • sums for personal damage compensation;
  • capital goods necessary for the exercise of a profession or a profession, even acquired after marriage;
  • goods exclusively used by one of the spouse;
  • goods without venal value.

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

  • Presidential Decree 3/11/2000 n. 396, "Regulations for the revision and simplification of the civil status system".
  • Civil Code, articles 106 and following.
  • Law 20 May 2016, n. 76.

Agg. 16/05/2017

 
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