NOTARY PUBLICS have standard drafts for all types of deeds. Sergio
Castro has worked for years with the 24th Notary Office, through Deputy
Notary Dr. Eloi de Souza Ferreira (Phone: 2232-7650), and whose work we
It is important for you to know that:
the property belongs to a couple or to more than one person, everyone
must appear at the signing of the deed, physically or through a POWER
OF ATTORNEY, presenting the certificate of said power of attorney dated
no later than 30 (thirty) days from that day (Requirement of RJ Courts
of Justice). The only exception to this rule is in the case of COUPLES
married under Total Separation of Estate rules, when only the owner
spouse needs to sign the deed.
the property belongs to someone under 18 years of age, incapacitated or
absent, said seller shall be represented by a court appointed guardian
or trustee, who shall present proof of status as a legal
representative. NOTE: Since 2002, the 21 year old minor or 18 year old
adult, who needed to prove emancipation, marriage or higher learning
diploma to sign the public deed no longer exists.
the property belongs to a person who resides abroad, said person must
present a Power of Attorney, drawn up at the Brazilian Embassy /
Consulate in the respective country, or drawn up in the granting
country at a notary public and later officially translated.
the property belongs to an Estate or Bankrupt Estate, a Court License
issued by the Inventory or Bankruptcy Judge must be presented
authorizing disposal (sale) of the asset.
the property belongs to a physically handicapped person impeded from
signing, or an illiterate individual, it will be necessary to sign a
sworn to instrument by the Notary Public with the former
the property is a tenement for some public or even private institution,
it will be necessary to obtain an authorizing certificate from it, with
the consequent payment of LAUDEMIUM, a fee that can range between 2 and
5% of the value of the transaction. This is a complicated procedure for
the layman and should normally be carried out by an accredited
expediter. Should you have any doubts, consult an expediter at
Sérgio Castro Imóveis.
OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS ONLY THAT PERSON
WHO HAS THE PROPERTY DEED DULY REGISTERED
AT A COMPETENT NOTARY PUBLIC FOR PROPERTIES.
do not register your deed, debts from the previous owner of the
property can lead to garnishment or even the auctioning of your
property. Immediately after receiving the certificate and the deed,
file it at a competent Notary Public for Properties. If you wish, look
up Sérgio Castro Imóveis. We have qualified expediters to
do it for you.
DEADLINES TO OBTAIN NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO
PURCHASE / SELL PROPERTIES AND WHERE TO GET THEM:
Should you wish to personally provide the necessary documentation to
conclude the purchase or sale of your property, Sérgio Castro
Imóveis formulated a list with the deadlines for obtaining
necessary certificates and registries. Should you wish to have us do
this service for you, simply contact us and ask to speak to one of our
- ITBI (Estate Tax) - 3 workdays.
- Mortgage Clearance Certificate (RGI) – 5 workdays
- Certificates for Interdictions and Custodies – 5 workdays
- Property Registry – 30 workdays
- Distribution Register – 5 workdays
- Property Tax Situation Certificate - Tax Acquittance - 1 workday
- Federal Court Distribution Register – 2 workdays
- Certificate of Emphyteutic Situation – 2 workdays.
CERTIFICATES THAT CAN BE OBTAINED OVER THE INTERNET
- Workers’ Fund Certificate - http://www.caixa.gov.br/fgts/index.asp.
- Certificate of Good Standing with Social Security - http://www010.dataprev.gov.br/cws/contexto/cnd/cnd.html
- Certificate of Good Standing with the National Treasury - http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/aplicacoes/ATSPO/certidao/
Entity that centralizes the representation of most Distribution
Offices, Interdictions and Custodies and Protesting of Titles at a
single address: RUA ALMIRANTE BARROSO, 90 2nd FLOOR.
ADDRESSES WHERE YOU CAN REQUEST MORTGAGE CLEARANCE
CERTIFICATES AND PROPERTY REGISTRIES IN THE CITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO:
1st RGI - Rua Arquias Cordeiro, 486 - Méier – phone:
2nd RGI - Av Nilo Peçanha, 26 – 5th Floor – Centro
– Phone: 2222-4180.
3rd RGI - Av Pres Antônio Carlos, 607 – 3rd Floor –
Centro – Phone: 2533-9620.
4th RGI - Av Rio Branco, 151 – 12th Floor – Centro –
5th RGI - Rua Rodrigo Silva, 8 – 7th and 8th Floors –
Centro – Phone: 2262-4212.
6th RGI - Av Rio Branco, 39 – 7th Floor – Centro –
7th RGI - Travessa do Ouvidor, 9 – 2nd Floor - Centro –
8th RGI - Rua da Alfândega, 91 – 4th Floor – Centro
– Phone: 2221-4341.
9th RGI - Av Nilo Peçanha, 12 – 6th Floor – Centro
– Phone: 2533-9646 / 2533-8177.
10th RGI - Travessa do Paço, 23 – 11th Floor –
Centro – Phone: 2242-8177.
11th RGI - Av Pres Vargas, 542 – 10th Floor – Centro
– Phone: 2263-2370.
TO PROVIDE THE PROPERTY
TAX SITUATION CERTIFICATE (TAX ACQUITTANCE), the EMPHYTEUTIC SITUATION
CERTIFICATE and the ITBI:
City Hall of Janeiro - Municipal Secretary of
Rua Afonso Cavalcante, 455 - Bloco 2 - Térreo - Cidade Nova
WHERE CAN I GET THE INTERDICTION AND CUSTODY
1st Offices for Interdictions and Custodies;
Rua da Assembléia, 10 - 13th Floor – Centro
2nd Offices for Interdictions and Custodies;
Rua da Assembléia, 19 - 9th Floor
Centro – Phone: 2533-1424
CERTIFICATE OF DISTRIBUTION OF DEEDS FROM THE
FEDERAL COURTS WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Av. Rio Branco, 243 - Centro – phone: 2212-2150, Extension 2245
OF DISTRIBUTION REGISTRIES - LOCATIONS TO OBTAIN THEM:
1st Notary Office (Civil) - Rua do Ouvidor, 63 – 2nd Floor
– Centro – Phone: 2242-2472.
2nd Notary Office (Civil) - Rua da Assembléia, 19 – 7th
Floor – Centro – Phone: 2544-3490.
3rd Notary Office (Civil) - Rua da Assembléia, 58 – 12th
Floor – Centro – Phone: 2262-9543.
4th Notary Office (Civil) - Rua do Carmo, 8 – 3rd Floor –
Centro – Phone: 2533-5419.
5th Notary Office (Notary Public) - Rua do Carmo, 62 – 2nd Floor
– Centro – Phone: 2509-5935.
6th Notary Office (Notary Public) - Av Rio Branco, 135 - Grupo 501 -
Centro – phone: 2509-0331.
7th Notary Office (Protests) - Av Rio Branco, 10 - Grupo 2201 - Centro
– phone: 2531-1993.
8th Notary Office (Titles and Docs) - Av Rio Branco, 10 - Grupo 1516 -
Centro – phone: 2531-2309.
9th Notary Office (Public Treasury) - Av Nilo Peçanha, 26
– 6th Floor – Centro – Phone: 2544-3637.
Sergio Castro Imóveis has a Legal Department
specialized in the real estate segment and should you hire one of our
expediters to get the necessary certificates, you will have the
assistance of one of our Attorneys who will check the accuracy of the
certificates requested and explain to you each of the eventually
present appointments, as well as their function.