Zero (Simplified) Portuguese License
The Zero licensing policy is part of the Simplex Program, in accordance with Decree Law no. 48/2011, of 1 May, and Portaria (ordinance) 239/2011, of 21 June. Zero licensing was implemented to streamline administrative processes and the way in which citizens and persons interact with public entities.
Zero licensing streamlines processes to start, modify or close some businesses whilst reducing bureaucratic and administrative procedures by eliminating opinions, authorizations, licenses and necessary inspections. This policy implies stricter inspection of companies and business operations at a later stage.
Zero licensing simplifies processes for the various commercial activities, such as for starting and modifying restaurant or bar/café establishments, retailers, service providers or warehousing, through an authorization by the respective town council.
After having fulfilled all formalities at the respective town council, companies can begin operating more quickly by filling out a declaration (mere prior notification). It is worth noting that zero licensing does not exempt investors from complying with all applicable legislation, such as obtaining permits compatible with the respective activity.
This initiative allows companies to carry out the following processes, among others:
– Open different types of commercial and service facilities;
– Close establishments;
– Alter operating hours;
– Install equipment in public spaces.
To guarantee zero licensing and successful government audits (inspections), KONCEPTNESS will be available to conduct the entire process and to handle all procedures necessary for this type of licensing.