On this page you can find various services related to the management of retail establishments.
Businesses working in the commercial trade and providing services must provide a notification concerning the start of operations, any changes or the closure of their establishment or warehouse, using the form available on this website. In some cases, you will need to apply for authorisation to set up or make changes to your establishment.
Retail establishments and food warehouses must comply with certain requirements. To find out what requirements must be met, please consult the laws set out in Article 40 of the legal regime governing access to and pursuit of commercial, services and catering activities (RJACSR).
This information is available on the ePortugal portal for mainland Portugal and for Madeira.
Applications for the Azores, with the exception of sales and stock clearance services, should be made via the Azores Government portal.
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