Portman Directory

Telephone code: 00351

For enquiries into all Portman services call Portman Properties Head Office on: 289 398 166

...or get in direct contact with a leading member of staff:

Dan Cartwright: 91 222 6608
Graca Soares: 91 666 0022
Robert Kirke: 91 222 3003

For Interior Design services call Steffan Tollgard:
289 094 593

For Garden Landscaping call Vitor Agostinho:
91 781 0893

Useful Property Related Departments in the Algarve for Documentation and Legal Requirements

Land Registry - 'Conservatória do Registo Predial'

Open Mon - Fri 09.00-14.00
Call: 289 410 540

This Public Department is where all properties are registered.

Tax Department - 'Repartição de Finanças'

Open Mon - Fri 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-16.00
Call: 289 416 930

A Fiscal numbers 'Número de Contribuinte' is issued by the 'Finances' and is necessary to open a Portuguese bank account for payment of utility bills such as water, electricity etc. They also issue Land Tax Certificates.

Town Hall - 'Câmara Municipal'

Open Mon - Fri 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-16.00
Call: 289 400 600

The 'Câmara' governs the district and it is here that every building project is submitted for approval and issue of building licenses. They also provide all services such as water supply, garbage collection and issue licenses for habitation and commercial establishments. The 'Presidente da Câmara' is the leader of the political party who received majority vote at the local elections.

Notary - 'Cartório Notarial'

Open Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00
Call: 289 432 207

This Public Department prepares, amongst other things, deeds from purchase to sale. The Notary who is graduated in law certifies signatures on documents to be presented to other departments. As a Civil Servant representing the State they verify legality of documents and that all admin/tax laws are carried out correctly.