Presentation of applications

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1. LR territorial organisation. In your LR system, applications of registrations or documents for registration must be presented, lodged or taken to:

Portuguese LR system has no territorial jurisdiction.

 2. Please, indicate those means whereby one can present applications or documents in your LR Offices and point the main features.

The applications for registration can be presented:

  • Personally (in person or by means of a representative), by fax or by regular mail, at any Land Registry Offices. In general there is one (or more) land registry office in each municipality.
  • Online at – using a digital certificate (available for any citizen in the citizen card, or a professional digital certificate, notaries, solicitors and lawyers have it) In this case the interested party cannot choose the registry office, it is the system that sends it randomly to a land registry office.

In general, it is not possible to present registry requests by e-mail. For the CROBECO project it will be possible to request the registry by email with a digital certificate, but only for an authorized registry office whose contacts shall be available at CROBECO’s website.

You can find the contacts of Portuguese Land Registries at

3. Does the fact of the presentation of the document (or application for registration) lead any type or entry or annotation in the LR Office books?

The application for registration leads to an entry or annotation in the diary book which marks the priority rank of the registry request. The registry can be entered in the land registry books as provisional or be refused, but the parts may appeal on the land registrar’s decision, to the President of the Institute of Registries and Notary or to the Judicial Court. In case they succeed, the registry keeps the priority rank it had in the moment it entered the diary book.

4. In case of presentation based on temporary or provisional entries, please point specifically deadlines of them and also main features.

The presentation cannot be provisional in Portuguese LR. The presentation is always final. But the registry can be refused or made provisional, only in cases permitted by law, with specific deadlines (from 6 months, provisional by doubts – until an undefined deadline – in case of the registry of petition of lawsuits, where the record is provisional until final decision.

5. Is the payment of taxes a necessary condition or prerequisite for making the registration?

The payment of taxes is legally a prerequisite for making the registration. In some cases, such as inheritances, it is enough to make proof of the participation of the fact to the tax administration, but in general taxes it must be proven to have been paid before the registrar.

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