Administrative Offices in Tuscany
Contact information for administrative offices in Tuscany: where to go for residency papers, vehicle registration, driving licences and more...
The Questura is the main police office where foreigners arriving in Italy must register.
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Tuscany Regional Government
Regional government deals with healthcare, education and general law abidance.
Regional government is the most important and influential after the national government based in Rome. Each region has an elected council - the executive committee (Giunta Regionale) - and an elected president.
The regional governments are responsible for de-centralising state legislation on major issues to ensure that resources and standards are equal across the region. The regional government has the jurisdiction to set laws within the state constitution.
- Regione Toscana (in Italian)
At: Via di Novoli 26, 50127 Florence (FI)
Tel: 055 238 71 (Central line to Regione Toscana)
Numero Verde Tel: 800 860 070
The Consiglio Regionale della Toscana is the elected Parliament of that region and produces legislation that the Regional Government carries out.
The Public Relations Office (Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico, URP) ensures the administrative and legislative workings of the government are transparent to the public. Representatives answer questions and inform the public about governmental services. URP offices are also found in Provincial government organisations.
- Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico (in Italian)
At: Via Cavour 26, 50129 Florence (FI)
Tel: 800 401 291
Fax: 055 238 7504
Open: Monday to Friday 09:30-13:30 and 15:00-17:30 (except Friday afternoons). Open afternoons until 16:30 in August.
Tuscany Provincial Government
Provincial government is responsible for vehicle registration and licencing, policing and local economy.
|Provincial Government Offices|
|Provincia di Arezzo
At: Piazza della Libertà 3, 52100 Arezzo (AR)
Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-13:00
|Tel: 0575 3921
URP Tel: 800 296 613
|Provincia di Firenze
At: Via Cavour 1, 50129 Florence (FI)
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:30 (except Friday afternoons and August)
|Tel: 055 276 01
URP Tel: 055 276 0241
|Provincia di Grosseto
At: Piazza Dante Alighieri 35, 58100 Grosseto (GR)
|Tel: 0564 484 111
URP Tel: 800 463 930
Fax: 0564 223 85
|Provincia di Livorno
At: Piazzo del Municipio 4, 57100 Livorno (LI)
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00, Tuesday and Thursday 16:30-18:00
|Tel: 0586 257 225 / 239
Fax: 0586 839 670
|Provincia di Lucca
At: Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Napoleone 32, 55100 Lucca (LU)
|Tel: 0583 4171
URP Tel: 800 747 155
Fax: 0583 417 326
|Provincia di Massa Carrara
At: Palazzo Ducale Piazza Aranci, 54100 Massa
Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-13:00
|Tel: 0585 816 111
URP Tel: 800 498 498
Fax: 0585 446 07
|Provincia di Pisa
At: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 14, 56125 Pisa (PI)
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00, Tuesday and Thursday 15:00-17:00
|Tel: 050 929 111
URP Tel: 800 062 122
Fax: 050 929 232
|Provincia di Pistoia
At: Piazza San Leone 1, 51100 Pistoia (PT)
|Tel: 0573 37 41
URP Tel: 800 246 245
Fax: 0573 374 307
|Provincia di Prato
At: Corso Mazzoni 1, 59100 Prato (PO)
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-13:30 (closed 13 to 17 August)
|Tel: 0574 5341
URP Tel: 800 058 850
Fax: 0574 616 017
|Provincia di Siena
At: Piazza Duomo 9, 53100 Siena (SI)
|Tel: 0577 2411
URP Tel: 0577 241 254
Fax: 0577 241 321
Tuscany Communal Representation
Each commune (comune) is responsible for the local issues affecting the towns and surrounding villages. Communes (comuni) could be described as municipal districts.
A commune is usually made up of:
- a principal town, the capoluogo, which almost always gives its name to the comune (often the Town Hall is referred to as the "comune")
- a territorial subdivision called a frazione (abbreviated Fraz.)
- a very small area called a località (abbreviated Loc.)
The Commune is run by an elected mayor and council. EU citizens may vote in local elections or stand as candidate.