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Nerja likely to charge residents to marry

  • The draft version of the new bylaw has been published on the town hall's website

Nerja town hall has published the draft version of a new bylaw on its website which will require residents who have been on the town hall census (Padrón) for more than four years to pay up to 150 euros for a civil wedding.

Currently only couples who have been on the Padrón for less than that time have to pay the tax.

Mayor, Rosa Arrabal, said that her administration had “inherited” the situation from the previous administration, which made it illegal in the town to discriminate between residents and nonresidents.

The draft document is on the website for suggestions as to how to “improve” the situation so that only a “symbolic fee” would have to be paid rather than the full 150 euros.