Council Tax Support Scheme

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Council Tax reduction.

Corporate assets

Contact details for all corporate assets issues including buying and renting properties.

Creative industries

Creative industries form an exciting and dynamic sector in Portsmouth, comprising artists, photographers, musicians, design agencies, writers, videogame developers and much more.

Contract opportunities with us

Information and advice below on the council's procurement process.

Child employment

Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children in work.

Children in entertainment

Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children participating in entertainment.

Community right to challenge

Information on the right to challenge, which makes it easier for voluntary, community or council staff groups to bid to run council services.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Information for businesses regarding their social and environmental obligations.

Conference and meeting room venues

Advice on where you can hold conferences, meetings and corporate events in Portsmouth.


On this page you will find links to all of our community and neighbourhood information.

Community centres

Useful information about community centres in Portsmouth.

Community Connectors

Want to get out in the community but lack the confidence to do so? The Community Connectors could help.

Community wardens

Portsmouth City Council Community Wardens work to help keep the city safe, clean and tidy, while providing support and advice when needed.

Council Tax

Set up a Direct Debit, make a Council Tax payment or find out more information about your bill, such as your property band.

Council Tax - changes you need to tell us

Tell us about changes in your circumstances.

Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Details about who qualifies for council tax discounts and what those discounts are

Council Tax - Houses in Multiple Occupation

Council tax advice for property owners, landlords and tenants for houses in multiple occupation

Council Tax - landlord's Frequently Asked Questions

Information for landlords about who in your property pays council tax

Council Tax bands

This page gives you information about Council Tax bands. It explains how they are calculated, and tells you how much you'll need to pay.

Council Tax - Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about Council Tax

Council Tax reminder, summons and court proceedings

What we can do to help you manage your council tax payments

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

On this page you will find links to information about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Community Infrastructure Levy - charges

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applies to all development permitted after 1 April 2012.

Community Infrastructure Levy - existing building discount

Your Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge may be reduced if your site includes buildings that are to be demolished as part of your development

Community Infrastructure Levy - forms and process

This page gives you information about the forms and process involved with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Community Infrastructure Levy - general consent

Where planning permission is granted for development, the developer or landowner should submit a Notice of Chargeable Development.

Community Infrastructure Levy - general information

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area.

Community Infrastructure Levy - payment and appeals

If the correct procedures are followed, payment can be made in instalments as set out within our published Instalments Policy.

Community Infrastructure Levy - penalties and surcharges

Part 9 of the CIL Regulations provide for a range of proportionate enforcement measures to penalise non-compliance with the CIL process.

Community Infrastructure Levy - relief and exemptions

The CIL Regulations make a number of provisions for charging authorities to give relief or grant exemptions from the levy.

Community Infrastructure Levy - spend, receipts and monitoring

Find out how we allocate and spend money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Changes to permitted development rights for household extensions

Information on temporary relaxations in planning procedures.

Changes to planning procedures in relation to demolition

Updated information if you are seeking approval for the demolition of a building.

CIL examination

Information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule.

City Centre Masterplan

Information on the city centre masterplan, setting out regeneration of key areas in Portsmouth.

Community Right to Bid

Information on the Community Right to Bid, which enables communities to 'stop the clock' on the sale of valued community assets.

Conservation areas

Information on conservation areas with special architectural or historic interest.

Climate action

View council plans on climate action and what you can do to help

Carpet beetles

Advice on dealing with carpet beetles and contact details for our pest control team


Advice for dealing with cockroaches and contact details for our pest control team

Coastal defence management

Information on the overarching vision of the Coastal Partners initiative to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion.

Community safety and anti-social behaviour

It is important that you report crime to the right place to ensure that it is dealt with appropriately.

Coastal flooding

Portsmouth may be susceptible to coastal flooding, but it is relatively easy to predict.

Careers in social care

Introduction to careers in social care. Start a rewarding career making a difference to the people who live in Portsmouth.

Community equipment services

Information for professionals on community equipment services.

Children and families

On this page you will find links for support around children's safety and family environment.

Council tenants

On this page you will find links to all information for council tenants and leaseholders on our website.

Council tenancy, rent and eviction

Information about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant

City of Portsmouth Sports Council

Find out about the City of Portsmouth Sports Council.

Club gaming and club machine permits

Information on the permits required for gaming and gaming machines in clubs.

Club premises certificates

Licensing information about the application process and regulation of club premises certificates.

Car parks

Information on Portsmouth City Council car parks including how to pay for parking.

Challenging a penalty charge notice

If you feel that you have been issued with a Penalty Charge Notice incorrectly, you may challenge it in writing only within 14 days

Child car seats

Useful Information on using child car seats

Cleaner, greener and safer - our transport vision for Portsmouth

On this page you will find out what we are doing to make the city cleaner, greener and safer.

Companion bus passes

This page tells you who can use a companion pass, and how to get in touch with us to request one.

Cycle security

Information on how to keep your bike safe.

Cycling around Portsmouth

Information on safe cycling in Portsmouth including bike maintenance, and information on the inclusive Wheels for All project.

Cycling hints and tips

Ideas and tips to improve the relationship between cyclists and other road traffic users.

Citizenship, naming and vow renewal ceremonies

Information about naming, citizenship and vow renewal services available at Portsmouth register office.

Civil ceremonies - approved Portsmouth venues

A list of venues and locations in Portsmouth licensed for civil ceremonies.

Childcare vacancies in Portsmouth

A list of current childcare job vacancies in Portsmouth.

Community learning

Find out more about the courses on offer at the Learning Place.

Civic Offices

Portsmouth civic offices address, opening times and disabled access information.

Contact us

Opening times and contact details for key council teams, services and area housing offices.

Community asset transfer policy

Information about community right to buy, and the council's community asset transfer policy.


Information on the council constitution, which sets out how we operate, as well as ensure we're transparent and accountable.

Contaminated land

Information about our contaminated land strategy, which sets out how the council meets its legal obligations around contaminated land, including inspecting, consulting and taking enforcement action.

Cookie and privacy policy

This gives information on the council's cookie policy.

Corporate retention schedule

Our corporate retention schedule tells you how long we keep the records we work with, what we do with them at the end of that time, and the reasons why we do those things.

Council Forward Plan

Matters the Council are considering over the coming months.

Creating sustainable communities

Details about the ways we help create and support sustainable homes and communities, including our greener homes strategy.

Councillor allowances and expenses

Information about your local councillors and MPs.

City of Portsmouth geographical area

Figures associated with the geographical area of Portsmouth, and the sea areas in Portsmouth and Langstone harbours.

Complaining about a councillor

How to make a complaint about a councillor, including the councillors' code of conduct.


What to do if you want to compliment or complain about the council or one of its services, or simply leave us a comment.

Council and democracy

Information on the council and councillors, council meetings, our policies and strategies, voting and elections, job opportunities and more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page gives you the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cambridge Road (TTRO 23/2020)

Details of the traffic regulation order for Cambridge Road (TTRO 23), including the reason, duration and location of the order.

Canal Walk (TTRO 08/2020)

Details of the traffic regulation order for Canal Walk (TTRO 08), including the reason, duration and location of the order.

Canal Walk (TTRO 26/2020)

Canal Walk (TTRO 84/2020)

Charlotte Street (TTRO 66/2020)

Coburg Street (TTRO 88/2020)

Cow Lane - Old Wymering Lane (TTRO 05/2020)

Clarkes Road Footbridge (TTRO 11/2020)

Clarkes Road Footbridge (TTRO 33/2020)

Cow lane (TTRO 112/2020)

Cow Lane (114/2020)

Clement Attlee Way (TTRO 115/2020)

Community youth play services - privacy notice

Council tax changes

Portsmouth City Council Budget Consultation Report 2021-2022 - Council Tax.

Carlisle Road (TTRO 26/2021)

Co-ordinated Scheme - Junior Transfer Admissions 2022/23

Co-ordinated Scheme - Secondary Transfer Admissions 2022-23

Co-ordinated Scheme - Starting School Admissions 2022/23

Community Infant Schools - Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admission policy for Community Infant Schools 2022-23.

Community Junior Schools - Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admission Policy 2022-23 for Community Junior Schools in Portsmouth.

Council Tax Guide 2024-25

Portsmouth City Council’s guide to council tax for 2024/25 – how much you will pay and how your money is spent.

Castle Road (TTRO 45/2021)

Cambridge Road (TTRO 59/2021)

Council leaseholders

A council leaseholder is a person who has purchased their flat or maisonette in a building where the freeholder is Portsmouth City Council.

Copnor Road (65/2021)

Colas maintenance of on-street trees

Around 8,200 trees are maintained and inspected by experts from our contractor Colas.

Council Tax - policy for second homes, long-term empty properties and discounts

Portsmouth's Council Tax policy for properties that are left empty long-term, and second homes, including amendments from 2019.

Community Infrastructure Levy - charging schedule

This schedule sets out the Community Infrastructure Levy charging rates set by Portsmouth City Council.

Copnor Road (90/2021)

Concessionary travel pass - terms and conditions

Clarendon Road (TTRO 98/2021)

Commemorative certificates

Capture the excitement and happiness of a special event in a unique and lasting way with a commemorative certificate.

Clean Air Zone (CAZ) privacy notice

Clarendon Road (95/2021)

Conditions of licence for private hire drivers

This page lists licence conditions for private hire drivers in Portsmouth.

Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building - checklist

This page explains what should be included with applications for Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building.

Consent to display an advertisement(s) - checklist

This page shows checklist of documents needed for application for consent to display advertisements.

Council tax support scheme - exceptional hardship policy

An Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Support who are facing ‘exceptional hardship’.

City Fibre - Eastney (TTRO 112/2021)

Colwell Road (TTRO 110/2021)

Chapter 12 - Officers

Portsmouth City Council Constitution chapter 12 Officers

Chapter 1 - Summary and Explanation of the Constitution

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 1 - Summary and Explanation of the Constitution

Chapter 2 - Members of the Council

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 2 - Members of the Council

Chapter 4 - Role of the City Council

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 4 - Role of the City Council

Chapter 6 - Scrutiny

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 6 - Scrutiny

Chapter 13 - Decision Making

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 13 - Decision Making

Cottage Grove (TTRO 122/2021)

Chapter 14 - Legal, Financial and Contract Matters

Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 14 - Legal, Financial and Contract Matters

Conditions regulating street entertainment in Portsmouth

Clarification of stretched funded places

Clarification of stretched funded places. Guidance about providing early education funding and childcare entitlement.

Council species list - Eastney Beach

This page shows a list of flora species located at Eastney beach and their more common names.

Corporate complaints policy

Our 2021 complaints policy explains our process for managing complaints. It applies to the majority of complaints made to the Council.

Clean Air Zone - Penalty Charge Notices

If a vehicle does not meet the required emission standards and is driving in the Clean Air Zone the Clean Air Zone daily charge must be paid.

Cascades Approach (TTRO 6/2022)

Clarence Esplanade (TTRO 12/2022)

Church Street (19/2022)

Canal Walk (TTRO 27/2022)

Compass Road (TTRO 30/2022)

Church Street (TTRO 36/2022)

Castle Road (TTRO 103/2022)

Council Tax and Freeman on the Land

Being a ‘Freeman on the Land’ does not exempt any person from paying Council Tax.

Copnor - Various roads (TTRO 138/2022)

Complaints reports

This page lists our quarterly complaints reports as we are committed to providing an excellent service for our customers.

Castle Road (TTRO 45/2021) - Extension

Chatsworth Avenue (152/2022)

Clarence Road (TTRO 158/2022)

Chichester Road (TTRO 168/2022)

Community inclusion grant

This page details our Community Inclusion Grant scheme which is designed to support projects that aim to make Portsmouth a place where all feel welcome with fair opportunities.

Chesterfield Road (TTRO 182/2022)

Cornwall Road (TTRO 194/2022)

Cost of living hub

Your one-stop shop for cost of living advice in Portsmouth. Find help and local support if you're struggling to make ends meet.

Clarence Road (TTRO 207/2022)

Chasewater Avenue (TTRO 210/2022)

Community cost of living support

Whether you want to volunteer or donate, there are a number of different ways you can help others in the cost of living crisis.

Clarendon Road (TTRO 3/2023)

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is also the Council’s Head of Paid Service, which is a statutory function.

Commercial Road (TTRO 13/2023)

Colwell Road (TTRO 22/2023)

Care homes in Portsmouth

This page has information about care homes in Portsmouth. You may also wish to consider sheltered housing or extra care.

Central Road (TTRO 28/2023)

Council Tax - Single person discount

Council Tax - Register or change a council tax address

You need to tell us when you purchase, or move in or out of an address to make sure the council tax bill is correct.

Childe Square (TTRO 37/2023)

Cost of care and market sustainability

Chesterfield Road (TTRO 46/2023)

Clarence Road (TTTRO 56/2023)

Corrections to a birth, death or marriage registration

It's essential that you check the register entry for accuracy when registering a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership.

Cedar Grove (TTRO 81/2023)

Connaught Road (TTRO 84/2023)

Car park season ticket prices

Season ticket and park-it card prices

Chichester Road (TTRO 99/2023)

Childe Square (TTRO 103/2023)

Cavell Drive (TTRO 121/2023)

Clarence Road (TTRO 134/2023)

Clacton Road (TTRO 166/2023)

Clarence Esplanade and The Dell (TTRO 175/2023)

Chapel Street (TTRO 178/2023)

Copper Beech Drive (TTRO 184/2023)

Cressy Road (TTRO 200/2023)

Central Road (TTRO 207/2023)

Complaints reports - October to December 2022

Clacton Road (TTRO 214/2023)

Clacton Road (224/2023)

Clegg Road Play Street (TTRO 245/2023)

Cranleigh Avenue (TTRO 240/2023)

Complaints report - January to March 2023

Complaints report - April to June 2023

Clarence Esplanade (TTRO 269/2023)

CCTV in Portsmouth

We provide 24 hour CCTV coverage monitoring activities in the town centre and other areas. You can view a map showing where Portsmouth’s CCTV cameras are located.

Clarence Esplanade - Fireworks Event (TTRO 297/2023)

Cyprus Road (TTRO 301/2023)

Cressy Road (TTRO 310/2023)

Clydebank Road (TTRO 153/2023)

Carbon action in Portsmouth

Learn how Portsmouth, its residents, its businesses and our partners are helping to take carbon action.

Climate change resilient Portsmouth

We’re working hard to protect Portsmouth from the worst effects of climate change. More is needed for Portsmouth to have a liveable future for everyone.

Croxton Road (TTRO 325/2023)

Customer panel privacy notice

This privacy notice tells you about how Portsmouth City Council collects and uses personal information in relation to its customer panel.

Customer services

We are committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do, and providing excellent customer services for everyone who contacts us.

Customer panel

We are establishing a customer panel of residents who would be interested in getting more involved in helping to shape our customer services.

Charlotte Street (TTRO 4/2024)

City Centre South (TTRO 6/2024)

Children’s health, social care and education – JSNA report

This page provides an overview of key data on children's health, social care and education in Portsmouth as part of the JSNA.

Central Road (TTRO 12/2024)

Court Lane (TTRO 16/2024)

Central Road (TTRO 21/2024)

Church Road (TTRO 22/2024)

Chapter 3 - Residents Responsibilities

Chapter 5 - Chairing the City Council

Chapter 7 - The Cabinet

Chapter 8 - Arrangements to Perform Regulatory Functions

Chapter 9 - The Governance and Audit and Standards Committee

Chapter 10 - Area Committees and Forums

Clacton Road and Rochford Road (TTRO 36/2024)

Clegg Road Play Street (TTRO 41/2024)

Copnor Road (TTRO 53/2024)

Complaints report – July to September 2023

Complaints report – October to December 2023

Church Street (TTRO 74/2024)

Children in entertainment - Body of persons approval policy

On this page you'll find the Body of Persons approval policy as required by Section 37(3)(b) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963.

Campbell Road (TTRO 82/2024)

Cabinet portfolio responsibilities

A list of cabinet portfolio responsibilities.

Clacton Road (TTRO 97/2024)