This Decree is composed of 16 articles and institutes the National Program on Support and Regularization of Rural households, addressing the registration of rural properties and defining sanctions for non-compliance with the provisions set therein.
Repealed by: Decree No. 7.830 regulating the Rural Environment Cadastre System (SICAR). (2012-10-17)
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Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930.