Business licensing in Rio de Janeiro
These information pages can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Airbnb. These pages include summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to government resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
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Rio’s law requires a general business license for any economic activity with a physical venue. With such license the municipality states that the activity carried out in such place is allowed pursuant to zoning laws.
The general business license is required whether the activity is carried out by an individual or by a legal entity. Additional permits and licensing might be required contingent upon the type of activity carried out.
Generally speaking, we encourage you to check with the municipality and speak to a lawyer to make sure you are following your local laws.
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