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Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Council Tax reduction.
Contact details for all corporate assets issues including buying and renting properties.
An introduction to the creative industries in Portsmouth.
Information and advice below on the council's procurement process.
Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children in work.
Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children participating in entertainment.
Information on the right to challenge, which makes it easier for voluntary, community or council staff groups to bid to run council services.
Information for businesses regarding their social and environmental obligations.
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.
Useful information about community centres in Portsmouth.
Want to get out in the community but lack the confidence to do so? The Community Connectors could help.
Portsmouth City Council Community Wardens work to help keep the city safe, clean and tidy, while providing support and advice when needed.
Set up a Direct Debit, make a Council Tax payment or find out more information about your bill, such as your property band.
Tell us about changes in your circumstances.
Details about who qualifies for council tax discounts and what those discounts are
Council tax advice for property owners, landlords and tenants for houses in multiple occupation
Information for landlords about who in your property pays council tax
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Council Tax
What we can do to help you manage your council tax payments
On this page you will find links to information about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applies to all development permitted after 1 April 2012.
Your Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge may be reduced if your site includes buildings that are to be demolished as part of your development
This page gives you information about the forms and process involved with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Where planning permission is granted for development, the developer or landowner should submit a Notice of Chargeable Development.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area.
If the correct procedures are followed, payment can be made in instalments as set out within our published Instalments Policy.
Part 9 of the CIL Regulations provide for a range of proportionate enforcement measures to penalise non-compliance with the CIL process.
The CIL Regulations make a number of provisions for charging authorities to give relief or grant exemptions from the levy.
Find out how we allocate and spend money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Information on temporary relaxations in planning procedures.
Updated information if you are seeking approval for the demolition of a building.
Information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule.
Information on the city centre masterplan, setting out regeneration of key areas in Portsmouth.
Information on the Community Right to Bid, which enables communities to 'stop the clock' on the sale of valued community assets.
Information on conservation areas with special architectural or historic interest.
View council plans on climate action and what you can do to help
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
Information on the overarching vision of the Coastal Partners initiative to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion.
It is important that you report crime to the right place to ensure that it is dealt with appropriately.
Portsmouth may be susceptible to coastal flooding, but it is relatively easy to predict.
Introduction to careers in social care. Start a rewarding career making a difference to the people who live in Portsmouth.
Information for professionals on community equipment services.
On this page you will find links for support around children's safety and family environment.
On this page you will find links to all information for council tenants and leaseholders on our website.
Information about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
Find out about the City of Portsmouth Sports Council.
Information on the permits required for gaming and gaming machines in clubs.
Licensing information about the application process and regulation of club premises certificates.
Information on Portsmouth City Council car parks including how to pay for parking.
If you feel that you have been issued with a Penalty Charge Notice incorrectly, you may challenge it in writing only within 14 days
Useful Information on using child car seats
On this page you will find out what we are doing to make the city cleaner, greener and safer.
This page tells you who can use a companion pass, and how to get in touch with us to request one.
Information on how to keep your bike safe.
Information on safe cycling in Portsmouth including bike maintenance, and information on the inclusive Wheels for All project.
Ideas and tips to improve the relationship between cyclists and other road traffic users.
Information about naming, citizenship and vow renewal services available at Portsmouth register office.
A list of venues and locations in Portsmouth licensed for civil ceremonies.
A list of current childcare job vacancies in Portsmouth.
Find out more about the courses on offer at the Learning Place.
Portsmouth civic offices address, opening times and disabled access information.
Opening times and contact details for key council teams, services and area housing offices.
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.
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.
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.
Matters the Council are considering over the coming months.
Details about the ways we help create and support sustainable homes and communities, including our greener homes strategy.
Information about your local councillors and MPs.
Figures associated with the geographical area of Portsmouth, and the sea areas in Portsmouth and Langstone harbours.
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.
Information on the council and councillors, council meetings, our policies and strategies, voting and elections, job opportunities and more.
This page gives you the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Details of the traffic regulation order for Cambridge Road (TTRO 23), including the reason, duration and location of the order.
Details of the traffic regulation order for Canal Walk (TTRO 08), including the reason, duration and location of the order.
Information about the Street Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Partnership Strategy 2018 – 2020 for Portsmouth.
A list of cabinet portfolio responsibilities.
Portsmouth City Council Budget Consultation Report 2021-2022 - Council Tax.
Admission policy for Community Infant Schools 2022-23.
Admission Policy 2022-23 for Community Junior Schools in Portsmouth.
A guide to Council Tax for 2022/23
A council leaseholder is a person who has purchased their flat or maisonette in a building where the freeholder is Portsmouth City Council.
Around 8,200 trees are maintained and inspected by experts from our contractor Colas.
Portsmouth's Council Tax policy for properties that are left empty long-term, and second homes, including amendments from 2019.
Capture the excitement and happiness of a special event in a unique and lasting way with a commemorative certificate.
This page lists licence conditions for private hire drivers in Portsmouth.
This page explains what should be included with applications for Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building.
This page shows checklist of documents needed for application for consent to display advertisements.
An Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Support who are facing ‘exceptional hardship’.
Portsmouth City Council Constitution chapter 12 Officers
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 1 - Summary and Explanation of the Constitution
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 2 - Members of the Council
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 4 - Role of the City Council
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 6 - Scrutiny
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 13 - Decision Making
Portsmouth City Council Constitution Chapter 14 - Legal, Financial and Contract Matters
Clarification of stretched funded places. Guidance about providing early education funding and childcare entitlement.
This page shows a list of flora species located at Eastney beach and their more common names.
Our 2021 complaints policy explains our process for managing complaints. It applies to the majority of complaints made to the Council.
Being a ‘Freeman on the Land’ does not exempt any person from paying Council Tax.
This page lists our quarterly complaints reports as we are committed to providing an excellent service for our customers.
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.
Your one-stop shop for cost of living advice in Portsmouth. Find help and local support if you're struggling to make ends meet.
Whether you want to volunteer or donate, there are a number of different ways you can help others in the cost of living crisis.
The Chief Executive is also the Council’s Head of Paid Service, which is a statutory function.
This page has information about care homes in Portsmouth. You may also wish to consider sheltered housing or extra care.
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.
It's essential that you check the register entry for accuracy when registering a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership.
Season ticket and park-it card prices
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.
Learn how Portsmouth, its residents, its businesses and our partners are helping to take carbon action.
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.
This privacy notice tells you about how Portsmouth City Council collects and uses personal information in relation to its customer panel.
We are running a survey to find out what is most important to you about the way we provide customer service, so we know where to focus our attention.
There will be some changes to your rubbish, recycling, and food waste collections this Christmas and New Year. Check your new bin dates.