Rural Environmental Registry Process in Brazil Made Simple

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What is it?

The Rural Environmental Registry (Cadastro Ambiental Rural - CAR) in Brazil is a mandatory electronic registration for all rural properties. It aims to integrate environmental information on rural properties and possessions for the purposes of environmental and economic management.

Who needs it?

The Rural Environmental Registry is required for all landowners and rural property holders in Brazil. This includes farmers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, and rural land investors who seek to comply with environmental laws and secure their land use rights.


  1. Visit the official CAR website at Sistema Nacional de Cadastro Ambiental Rural (SICAR).
  2. Create an account using your valid identification details.
  3. Login and access the registration form.
  4. Fill in the required information about your rural property, including its geographic boundaries and land use specifics.
  5. Upload the necessary documents including property deeds and georeferenced maps.
  6. Submit the completed application for review.
  7. Await confirmation from the authorities and verify your registration status.

Required documents

  • Property Deed: Obtainable from the local land registry office.
  • Georeferenced Maps: Can be acquired through certified surveying services.
  • Personal Identification: Valid government-issued ID (e.g., national ID, passport).

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Additional details

  • Ensure all submitted maps are accurately georeferenced to avoid delays.
  • Regularly check the status of your application on the CAR portal.
  • Keep a copy of your registration number and confirmation for future reference.


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