Period for health permit 2021 in the city of Rio de Janeiro ends on April 30

The permit is mandatory for the operation of the establishment.


Period for health permit 2021 in the city of Rio de Janeiro ends on April 30

The permit is mandatory for the operation of the establishment

Companies and professionals in the city of Rio de Janeiro should provide the health permit 2021 by April 30. Attention to this period is essential, as the failure to obtain the Business Health Permit or obtaining it after the deadline may lead to penalties for the establishment.

The health permit must be annually renewed. The procedure is performed at the Carioca Digital website.

There are five types of health licensing according to the company's activity:

1) Operations Health Permit (Licença Sanitária de Funcionamento - “LSF”)

This permit is issued for establishments under the health surveillance or of the zoonosis surveillance interest, valid until April 30 of each year. This permit covers all and any product, consumption goods, as well as production activity or service rendering that presents a risk for human health, individual and collective, for the potential damage caused, that causes or may cause in the following areas:

  • Food trade;
  • Food industries governed by Anvisa;
  • Pharmaceutical trading;
  • Health assistance services, including ambulances;
  • Health-related activities;
  • Transport companies and their vehicles and the independent transport of food and pharmaceutical products;
  • Day-care centers, orphanages, preschools, schools, educational establishments and alike;
  • Circuses and amusement parks with permanent operation, water parks, theme parks and alike;
  • Houses of shows and concert halls, entertainment services, party houses, presentation halls, theaters, cinemas and alike;
  • Clubs, swimming pools, saunas, thermal baths and alike;
  • The capture services, supply, transportation, and distribution of water;
  • Collection, removal, management and transportation of special waste services, immunization services and control of urban vectors and pests and alike;
  • Hotels, motels, hostels, accommodations and alike;
  • Shopping malls, shopping centers, commercial or mixed and alike;
  • The stadiums, arenas, courts and multi-sports gyms;
  • Road, subway, waterway, and railway stations;
  • Laundry services, industrial and hospital laundry;
  • Hawkers, pedlars, and other activity with no fixed place.

2) Health Permit for Related Activities (Licença Sanitária de Atividades Relacionadas - “LSAR”)

It is issued for health surveillance establishments, valid until April 30 of each year, covering all legal entities performing the following activities:

  • Industry;
  • Commerce;
  • Services provision.

3) Health Permit for Transitional Activities (Licença Sanitária de Atividades Transitórias - “LSAT”)

It is issued with a maximum validity of 180 days, due to:

Individual or legal entity for each activity subject to health surveillance performed at events held in public or private areas:

  • Event organizer
  • Hawkers, vehicles and other activities not located provided in events in public area
  • Legal entity responsible for construction, renovation, addition, demolition, installation, modification, assembly, or disassembly of buildings, structures, equipment, and installations executed by legal entities
  • Legal entity responsible for the production of food or provision of meals for the collective feeding of workers, in kitchens or dining rooms installed in construction sites and legal entity that provides health services at events..

4) Register of Establishment of Agricultural Production (Registro de Estabelecimento de Produção Agropecuária - “REPA”)

This permit is issued by voluntary adhesion covering establishments that perform the local trade of:

  • Animal products, edible or not and that require health certification and registration of the commercialized products
  • Vegetable products, edible or not, and that require health certification and registration of the commercialized products.

5) Provisional Health Authorization (Autorização Sanitária Provisória - “ASP”)

It is issued on a precarious and non-extendable basis until April 30 of each year, for establishments governed by health surveillance, but with pending issues related to obtaining a Permit or authorization from the Municipal Treasury Department and those possessing the following characteristics:

  • Fixed furniture or equipment located in a public area (kiosks), intended for the preparation or trading of fast foods, snacks or beverages for immediate consumption;
  • Special vehicle, pulled or towed, intended to preparation or trading of fast foods, snacks, or beverages for immediate consumption, such as a food truck and food bike;
  • Non pulled vehicles and equipment parked or fixed in public areas, intended to preparation or trading of fast food, snacks or beverages for immediate consumption;
  • Activities performed inside residences, as a back-up for the storage, production, pre-preparation and preservation of food.

After the issuance of the Business Permit, it must be exposed at the establishment.

Support to keep the compliance of the business

The Paralegal division at Domingues e Pinho Contadores works to maintain the fiscal and registration compliance of the business in the municipal, state, and federal levels. This support is essential to keep the company free from obstacles before the governmental agencies, ensuring that the activities are not hindered by bureaucratic issues.

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