Updated: March 30, 2023
If you are considering renting out your Portuguese property in the short term, you will need to obtain an Alojamento Local license – or AL license for short.
Alojamento Local licenses are issued by the Câmara Municipal (local council town hall) and are required if you are going to rent your property out in the short term, for example, guest houses on Airbnb. An AL license covers properties intended to be used by fewer than 50 people.
Obtaining an AL License
So, you have a lovely modern apartment in Portugal, and you’re looking to make a little extra cash on your investment. Perhaps you’re only in the property for part of the year and want to rent it out as a guest house while you are not in the country? Well, you’ll need to obtain an Alojamento Local license.
To secure an Alojamento Local Portugal license, you will need to provide the necessary documents to the Câmara Municipal. An important aspect to consider is ensuring that all electric and gas installations fulfill the required standards.