Decreto-Lei n.º 107/2018

Publicação: Diário da República n.º 230/2018, Série I de 2018-11-29
  • Emissor:Presidência do Conselho de Ministros
  • Entidade Proponente:Administração Interna
  • Tipo de Diploma:Decreto-Lei
  • Número:107/2018
  • Páginas:5448 - 5450
  • ELI:https://data.dre.pt/eli/dec-lei/107/2018/11/29/p/dre/pt/html
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Summary in plain english (Without legal value)

What is it?

This decree-law puts into practice the transfer of powers, regarding public parking, from the central administration to the municipalities, just as provided by law.

The National Assembly decided, upon Government decision, to transfer powers from the State to the local autarchies and municipal entities. In order to put this into practice, it is necessary that decree-laws like this one establish in detail how it shall be executed.

What is going to change?

From now on, no prior authorization from central administration to the city councils is necessary to:

    • Regulate and supervise the parking spots on the public roads and spaces within or outside the localities (within the correspondent municipality);
    • Process the road offense proceedings for light infractions concerning the parking and apply the correspondent fines.

The city council may delegate their powers to local companies.

The city council uses the Traffic Offenses System (SCoT)

The SCoT is a management system which eases the administrative processing of offenses.

The city councils have 30 days after this decree-law’s publication to assess the SCoT, before the National Authority of Road Safety (ANSR).

To regulate public parking, the city councils use equipment such as parking meters, blockers and cameras to register the plates.

The city councils collaborate with the Institute of Registries and Notary (IRN) to identify the vehicle’s owner.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to allow that some powers concerning public parking are exercised by the municipalities, on a closer level to the populations.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law takes effect on 1 January 2019.

The municipalities which want to postpone the transfer of powers to 2020 shall inform the General-Directorate of Local Autarchies up to 60 days after this decree-law enters into force.

This text is intended to present the content of the legal act in accessible, plain and understandable language for citizens. The summary of the legal act in plain language has no legal value and does not replace the consultation of the legal act in the Diário da República.