Local Accommodation

The term “local accommodation” is used to refer to any establishment offering temporary accommodation, namely to tourists, against payment, under the conditions and requirements set out by Law.

Legal regime governing the operation of local accommodation establishments

Please consult the cosolidated legislation


Municipal Regulations for Local Accommodation

These regulations establish all rules applicable to the registration of local accommodation establishments in the Municipality of Lisbon, namely new establishments located in areas subject to limitations

The following came into effect on 8 November 2019:

  • Municipal Regulations for Local Accommodation 959 KB

    Notice no. 17706-D/2019, published in the Journal of the Republic, no. 214, series 2, of 7 November 2019

  • Amendment no. 934/2019144 KB

    Amendment to Notice 17706-C/2019, concerning new local accommodation in areas subject to limitations in the city of Lisbon, published in the Journal of the Republic, series 2, no. 214 (supplement 1), of 7 November 2019

Areas subject to limitations

Delimited Homogeneous Tourist Zones, where rules have been specified regarding the installation of local accommodation establishments and limitations concerning the number of establishments allowed to operate in each zone, as shown in the map included in Annex I to these regulations.

Regulations

Regulations Project

Decision no. 414/AML/2019 – Proposal no. 697/2019
The Regulations Project was approved in a Lisbon Municipal Meeting and published in Supplement 1 of Municipal Bulletin nº. 1317, of 16 May 2019 .
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Approval of the Regulations Project – May 2019

For purposes of submission to a public consultation running between 17 May and 2 July 2019.
  • Municipal Bulletin no. 1317, of 16 May 2019359 KB

    Notice of the Public discussion period and Proposal

  • Map884 KB

    Map of Homogeneous Tourist Zones

  • Presentation1 MB

    Presentation – March 2019

  • Map 16 MB

    Local accommodation by Parish

  • Map 2 7 MB

    Local accommodation by statistical subsection

  • Map 38 MB

    Local accommodation by MGP area class

  • Map 47 MB

    Company head office locations

  • Map 5 7 MB

    Local accommodation in Lisbon neighbourhoods

  • Map 67 MB

    Local accommodation by parish and homogenous tourist zone

  • Map 77 MB

    Local accommodation by class, MGP area and homogenous tourist zone

  • Map 87 MB

    Company head offices – homogenous tourist zones

  • Map 98 MB

    Local accommodation in neighbourhoods and homogenous tourist zones

  • Map 108 MB

    Local accommodation. Homogenous tourist zones – Centre and South

  • Map 116 MB

    Local accommodation. Homogenous tourist zones – EXPO

  • Proposal no. 204/2019327 KB

    To approve the proposal to extend the suspension period for authorisation of registration requests concerning new local accommodation establishments in delimited areas and the proposal to suspend the authorisation of registration requests concerning local accommodation establishments in two delimited areas, to be submitted to the Lisbon Municipal Meeting

  • Map878 KB

    Map of the areas to which suspension applies

Start of the preparation procedure pertaining to the Regulations – November 2018

Seeks to establish the rules applicable to registration requests concerning new local accommodation establishments in delimited areas subject to limitations. Public discussion took place over a period of 20 business days. Documents:
  • Proposal no. 746/2018492 KB

    Approved the start of the preparation procedure pertaining to Municipal Regulations for Local Accommodation, to be submitted to all interested parties

  • Map 127 MB

    Suspension zones – Monitoring

  • Map 138 MB

    Homogeneous tourist zones: Bairro Alto and Madragoa

  • Map 148 MB

    Homogeneous tourist zones: Castelo Alfama and Mouraria


Urban Study of Tourism in Lisbon

The Lisbon City Council conducted an urban study in 2018 to assess the impact of tourism on the city, with a view to defining a sustainable tourism strategy

  • Municipal Bulletin no. 1290, of 8 November 20183 MB

    Suspension of the authorisation of registration requests concerning new local accommodation establishments in delimited areas and monitoring of the remaining “homogeneous tourist zones”

Urban Study of Tourism in Lisbon

Law no. 62/2018, of 22 August, altered the operating licence granting regime applicable to Local Accommodation (LA) establishments, by attributing new competences to municipal bodies.

Maps

  • Map 16 MB

    Local accommodation by Parish

  • Map 27 MB

    Local accommodation by statistical subsection

  • Map 38 MB

    Local accommodation by MGP area class

  • Map 47 MB

    Company head office locations

  • Map 57 MB

    Local accommodation in Lisbon neighbourhoods

  • Map 67 MB

    Local accommodation by parish and homogenous tourist zone

  • Map 77 MB

    Local accommodation by class, MGP area and homogenous tourist zone

  • Map 87 MB

    Company head offices – homogenous tourist zones

  • Map 98 MB

    Local accommodation in neighbourhoods and homogenous tourist zones

  • Map 108 MB

    Local accommodation. Homogenous tourist zones – Centre and South

  • Map 116 MB

    Local accommodation. Homogenous tourist zones – EXPO

Suspension areas

  • Map 127 MB

    Suspension zones – Monitoring

  • Map 138 MB

    Homogeneous tourist zones: Bairro Alto and Madragoa

  • Map 148 MB

    Homogeneous tourist zones: Castelo Alfama and Mouraria