Federação Norte-rio-grandense de Futebol
|Number of teams||8|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa do Brasil|
|Current champions||ABC (55th title) |
|Most championships||ABC (55 titles)|
First stage: standard round-robin, in which all teams play each other once.
Second stage: home-and-away playoffs between the top 8 teams in the first stage. The winner of this stage is crowned the champion.
The team last placed in the first stage is relegated to the second division.
As in any other Brazilian soccer championship, the format can change every year.
First Division 2016