I'm planning to move to Portugal with my family by the end of this year. We've looked up some properties online that we'd like to visit in person once we arrive. We're looking for an off-grid spot in a forest, or very close to a forest. One thing that's been bugging me is that so far I couldn't find a definite info about a permission to build a fence in Portugal, and all the restrictions that could possibly apply. We want to have animals on the land so it's neccessary for us to fence it. We're from Slovakia and here if you want to build a fence in an urban area, you don't need a permission, but you still need to give a notice to the municipal office. If you want to build a fence in a unincorporated area, like in a forest or a meadow, it's much more difficult. You have to ask for the planning permission, than it has to go through a regional bureau and they have to deem it non-desruptive for the wildlife and possibly also hunting purpuses etc. You also have to get the property reclassified first, which is a complicated proccess and there is no guarantee really, that all this effort will pay off. So in other words, even though you own a part of a forest here in Slovakia, you probably won't be able to fence it without giving a really good reason. So my question is - are there any restrictions like this in Portugal? Do I need to do any bureaucracy whatsoever before I start building a fence (1,8m high). Is it different if the property I want to fence is part of a forest? It's crucial for me to know, because this will decide what type of a property I'll be looking for. I don't want to buy a land, that I won't be able to fence.
I'd be grateful for any advice