How to pay a fine in Portugal

Portugal is one of the most visited countries in Europe, and every year millions of tourists travel the country by car. What happens if I get a fine while in Portugal? If you commit a traffic infraction with your personal vehicle or a rental car, you will receive the corresponding notification, as established by European regulations.

The voluntary payment period for a Portuguese fine is 15 working days (approximately three weeks), and payment is made by bank transfer, indicating the infraction number as the concept. The body that issues traffic fines in Portugal is the ANSR (National Road Safety Authority). These are the details of the bank account to which the amount indicated in the notification must be transferred:

  • IBAN (account number): PT50 0781 0112 01120012757 90
  • BIC: IGCPPTPL
  • Bank: AGÊNCIA DE GESTÃO DA TESOURARIA E DA DÍVIDA PÚBLICA – IGCP, E.P.E.
  • Address: Av. República 57 1st floor, 1050-100 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Holder: ANSR (Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária)
  • Concept: number of the administrative infringement report

Proof of payment by transfer should be sent by e-mail to mail@ansr.pt indicating the file number of the fine. The Portuguese authorities do not allow payment of fines by internet or telephone.

Residents in Portugal have at their disposal other means of payment for fines: CTT offices, Payshop network offices, ATMs or through electronic banking in Portuguese entities.

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