Administrative Offices in the Algarve

Contact information for the administrative offices of the Algarve. The places to go for residency papers, vehicle registration papers and driving licences...

The Grande Área Metropolitana do Algarve (Great Algarve Metropolitan Area, AMAL) is an association formed by the 16 municipal councils in the Algarve region. Its objective is to promote projects of common interest to all the councils.

  • AMAL (in Portuguese)
    At: Rua General Humberto Delgado 20, 8000-355 Faro
    Tel: 289 880 800
    email

Almancil has an office that supports the needs of the immigrant population of the municipality of Loulé. Integration support, information about employment, housing, and schooling are some of the services offered.

  • Immigrant Office for the Municipality of Loulé
    At: 53 on Rua Manuel dos Santos Vaquinhas, Almancil
    Tel: 289 400 600

Municipal Councils in the Algarve

The website for each municipal council (Câmara Municipal) contains information on local services, emergency numbers, sports and recreation facilities, public transport and tourism, some of which is in English.

Faro Municipal Council
At: Rua do Município, Largo da Sé
8004 - 001 Faro
Tel: 289 870 870
Tel: 289 870 839
email
Albufeira Municipal Council
At: Rua do Município, 8200-863 Albufeira
Tel: 289 599 500
Fax: 289 599 511
email
Alcoutim Town Hall
At: Rua do Munícipio, 8970-066 Alcoutim
Tel: 281 540 500
Lagos Town Council
At Praça do Município, 8600-293 Lagos
Tel: 282 780 900
Loulé Municipal Council
At: Praça da República, 8104-001 Loulé
Tel: 289 400 600
Olhão Municipal Council
At: Rua Dr. Teófilo Braga, 8700-952 Olhão
Tel: 289 700 100
Portimão Municipal Council
At: Largo 1º de Mayo, 8500-543 Portimão
Tel: 282 470 700
Silves Municipal Council
At: Praça do Munícipio, 8300 Silves
Tel: 282 440 800
Tavira Muncipal Council
At: Praça da República, 8800-951 Tavira
Tel: 281 320 500

IRN Offices in the Algarve

The IRN - Institute of Registries and Notaries (Instituto dos Registos e do Notariado - IRN), formerly the DGRN Direcção-Geral dos Registos e do Notariado) - provides a single place for citizens to take care of many administrative matters, including vehicle registration, registering births, marriages, and deaths, and registering new companies.

IRN Faro
At
: Avenida 5 de Outubro n.º 25 a 27, 8000-077 

Tel: 289 804 625
email

IRN Albufeira
At
: Rua do Município Palácio da Justiça, Cerro da Lagoa, 8200-161 Albufeira
Tel: 289 540 990
email
IRN Alcoutim
At
: Rua da Misericórdia n.º2, 8970-059 Alcoutim
Tel: 281 540 130
email
IRN Lagoa
At
: Rue 25 de Abril, 49, 8400-035 Lagoa

Tel: 282 352 164
email

IRN Lagos
At: Rua Francisco Xavier Ataíde de Oliveira Lote 33 Sub Cave E/S, 8600-755Lagos
Tel: 282 790 870
email
IRN Loulé
At: Palácio da Justiça, 8100-851 Loulé
Tel: 289 410 770
email
IRN Olhão
At
: Avenida da República, nº 111, Palácio da Justiça, 8700-309

Tel: 289 702 226

email

IRN Portimão
At: Rua Miguel Bombarda n.º 23 1.º  piso, 8500-299, Portimão
Tel: 282 450 770
email