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The Administrative Organization of Lisbon ( Lei 56/2012 de 8 de novembro (15.3 MB)), amended by  Lei n.º 85/2015, de 7 de agosto (209 KB) (209 KB)) has created a new map of the city and is based on a strategy of modernization of the municipal government model, decentralizing administrative powers to Parish Councils. This implies the geographical change of current parishes that are reduced from 53 to 24, some of which are aggregated, delimiting in another way and even creating a new administrative area of the city – the Parque das Nações.

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New Parishes

New Parishes

a) Belém;

b) Alvalade;

c) Areeiro;

d) Santo António;

e) Santa Maria Maior;

f) Estrela;

g) Campo de Ourique;

h) Misericórdia;

i) Arroios;

j) São Vicente;

k) Avenidas Novas;

l) Penha de França;

m) Santa Clara.

 

Parque das Nações.

Aggregated Parishes

a) São Francisco Xavier e Santa Maria de Belém;

b) Campo Grande, São João de Brito e Alvalade;

c) Alto do Pina e São João de Deus;

d) São Mamede, São José e Coração de Jesus;

e) Mártires, Sacramento, São Nicolau, Madalena, Santa Justa, Sé, Santiago, São Cristóvão e São Lourenço, Castelo, Socorro, São Miguel e Santo Estêvão;

f) Lapa, Santos-o-Velho e Prazeres;

g) Santo Condestável e Santa Isabel;

h) Mercês, Santa Catarina, Encarnação e São Paulo;

i) Anjos, Pena e São Jorge de Arroios;

j) São Vicente de Fora, Graça e Santa Engrácia;

k) São Sebastião da Pedreira e Nossa Senhora de Fátima;

l) São João e Penha de França;

m) Charneca e Ameixoeira

Parishes that remain, with redefinition of limits

a) Ajuda;

b) Alcântara;

c) Benfica;

d) São Domingos de Benfica;

e) Marvila;

f) Beato;

g) Lumiar;

h) Carnide;

i) Olivais (antes Santa Maria dos Olivais);

j) Campolide.

Layout of the New Parishes

New Layout A3  here (2.9 MB) New Layout A1  here (11.4 MB)

New Powers of Parish Councils

Maintenance and Cleaning of Public Spaces

Maintain and preserve pedestrian pavements

Ensure the cleaning of roads and public spaces, gutters and sinks

Maintain, repair and replace street furniture in public spaces - with the exception of concession elements -, ensuring their aesthetic and functional uniformity

Preserve and repair horizontal and vertical signage

Preserve and promote the repair of fountains, in accordance with the prior opinion of the competent authorities

Manage and ensure the maintenance of green spaces

Ensure the acquisition, placing and maintenance of signposts

Equipment Management and Maintenance

Manage, preserve and repair social facilities (cultural and sporting equipment of local use/schools and educational establishments of Primary Schools/pre-schools, day-care centres and kindergartens/senior support centres)

Create, build, manage and preserve public playgrounds

Create, build, manage, preserve and promote the cleaning of bathrooms, wash houses and public toilets

Ensure the management and routine maintenance of fairs and markets

Licensing of Proximity

Use/occupation of public roads

Posting of advertising of a commercial nature, when the message is related to goods or services marketed in their own establishment or occupies the public domain adjacent to its façade

Improvised precincts

Temporary noisy activities, as provided in the municipal regulations

Registration and licensing of dogs and cats

Street sale of lotteries

Car ushers

Occasional setting up of camps

Operating of vending machines, mechanical and electrical machines and electronic games

Performing sports and entertainment shows in public roads, gardens and other outdoor public places 

 

Selling tickets to shows or public amusements in agencies or points of sale

Housing and Community Action

Promote and execute projects of community action in the fields of social action, culture, education and sport, particularly in neighbourhoods of priority intervention

Participate, in cooperation with institutions of social solidarity, in social action programs and projects of the parish

Support cultural and sporting activities of interest to the parish that are not supported by the Lisbon City Council

Contribute to the municipal housing policies, by identifying housing needs and available houses and also: perform specific interventions for improving living conditions

 

Set the criteria of the relocation processes