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Pay your Council Tax, find your bin collection dates, renew your parking permit or find out how to contact us on the Portsmouth City Council website.

Housing benefit

Links to all of our forms and information about housing benefits.

Housing benefit - changes in circumstances

Information on how housing benefit is affected if you move house, your rent goes up or other circumstances change.

Help and support with finances

Links to advice and support for managing your finances.

Housing benefit - can I appeal?

Information about how to appeal against a housing benefit claim.

Housing benefit - carers

Information on housing benefit for carers.

Housing benefit - landlord FAQs

Answers to the most popular Housing Benefit questions from landlords.

Housing benefit - temporary absence

How housing benefit is affected if you are away from your accommodation.

Housing benefit FAQs

Answers to the most popular Housing Benefit questions.

How Council Tax is calculated

Information about how Council Tax is calculated

How to pay your Council Tax bill

This page gives you information about the different ways of paying your Council Tax.

Help and advice on building regulations

Advice on building regulations covering various aspects of construction for different types of building.

Hampshire minerals and waste plan

The minerals and waste plan for sustainable development in Hampshire.

Housing standards SPD

Information and guidance for developers regarding housing standards.

Hate crime

Advice, help and support for those affected by hate crime.

House dust mites

The information on this page aims to give advice on how to reduce mite numbers in the home.

Health and safety

How our environmental health team investigates accidents and complaints, and promotes health and safety in the workplace.

Health and care

Learn how to access our health and care services.

Hearing or sight loss

This page tells you about the support available for those who have issues with their hearing or vision.


On this page you can find different ways to support your health, fitness, diet and wellbeing.

Healthwatch in Portsmouth

Introduction to Healthwatch - a the new consumer champion for health and social care in England.

Healthy recipes and resources

Lots of online resources and recipes to help you choose and prepare healthy, tasty food.

Hot weather - stay safe in the sun

Advice and tips on enjoying the hot weather.


Popular activities and quick links to information about the housing waiting list, shared houses and repairs.

Horatia and Leamington House - what people told us

Information from engagement with people at Horatia and Leamington House.

House Talk

The latest House Talk magazines for council tenants and leaseholders.

Housing development

We are building more than 200 brand new high quality, energy efficient homes to ease housing waiting lists and generate rental income.

Housing standards - health and safety

Information for landlords about the building and maintenance standards required for rented accommodation.

Homelessness - if you are a care leaver

This page gives you specific advice for if you are a care leaver, and are homeless or worried about becoming homeless.

Homelessness - if you are a former member of the armed forces

This page gives specific advice for former members of the armed forces who are homeless, or worried about becoming homeless.

Homelessness - if you have experienced domestic abuse

This page has specific advice for people who have experienced domestic abuse and are homeless, or worried about becoming homeless.

Homelessness - if you have recently left prison

This page gives specific advice for people who have recently left prison and are homeless, or worried about becoming homeless.

Housing waiting list

How council homes are allocated and how to apply to join the housing waiting list.

Home energy conservation act HECA report 2019

Information on the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) which requires us to prepare a report on our energy conservation measures.

Home safety and handy person service

Information about Home safety, a free service to keep your home safe, and the handy person service for odd jobs around the home.

Hilsea Lines

Information about Hilsea lines.

Health, wellbeing and support services in libraries

Find out about health, wellbeing and support services available at City Libraries.

House to House charitable collections

How to obtain a permit for charitable house to house collections.

Hackney carriage drivers licence

Information on applying for a Hackney cab driver's licence.

Hackney carriage vehicle licence

Useful information about how to obtain a Hackney carriage vehicle licence.

Highways management

Information on Portsmouth City Council's highways management services.

Healthcare waste collection

Guidance and advice on healthcare waste collections around the city of Portsmouth.

How to put bins out for collection

Guidance and advice on how to put your bin out for collection.

History of Highland Road cemetery

Listings and details of noteworthy graves.

Help with childcare costs

Quick links to information about different types of funding to help with childcare costs

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

How to register to vote

Information on registering to vote at home or overseas.

How to make a complaint about children and families social care

This information is for children, young people and adults who have a complaint to make about children and families social care. Its about what you can complain about, how the complaint is handled and what to do if you are not happy with the outcome.

Have your say on the new council website

Give us your feedback on our new website.

Housing development

Find out more on this page about our £200m+ home building programme which is creating thousands of high quality, energy efficient, affordable, social and market homes.

Housing - coronavirus information

Advice and support for council tenants, private renters, and landlords in Portsmouth during the coronavirus pandemic.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) database

High Street (Cosham) (TTRO 30/2020)

Highway Maintenance and Public Cleansing (TTRO 54)

Henderson Road (TTRO 110/2020)

Housing Enforcement Policy - coronavirus information

Read the Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Help with food

This page provides advice and support for Portsmouth residents around help with food in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Housing management - privacy notice

Housing management – garage and parking privacy notice

Housing needs, advice and support - privacy notice

Havant Road (TTRO 05/2021)

HB – Coniston Avenue - parking zone information

HA – Baffins Road - parking zone information

Help for people in financial hardship - directory

Money problems? Struggling to afford household essentials, like furniture or food? Use this directory to look for services that could help in Portsmouth.

Henderson Road (TTRO 32/2021)

High Street - Cosham (TTRO 38/2021)

Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021 - results

High Street (Cosham) (TTRO 63/2021)

Heatwave plan

Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council joint heatwave plan - Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response

Helping your child to get a good night's sleep

How to view and comment on planning applications

A guidance from Portsmouth City Council, which explains the process of how to view and comment on planning applications.

Householder planning permission checklist

This page shows a household planning permission checklist for works to or extension of a dwelling or construction of an outbuilding for purposes ancillary to the dwelling.

Havant Road (TTRO 104/2021)

Housing allocation scheme nomination criteria – (Appendix 2)

Housing allocation scheme nomination criteria Appendix 2 Pre-agreed quota of nominations for vulnerable client groups

Housing allocation scheme banding scheme

Housing allocation scheme banding scheme Last revised January 2019

Hewett Road (TTRO 106/2021)

Henderson Road and Cromwell Road (TTRO 117/2021)

Housing Health and Safety Rating System

Information about health and safety standards for housing properties that provide a safe and healthy environment for the occupants and any visitors.

Housing Enforcement Policy 2017

Housing Enforcement Policy 2017 part of the Private sector Housing Team for Portsmouth City Council

Helpful information for business start ups in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council has a dedicated business team to offer wider support to help get your business started, grow and develop.

High visibility and cycle products price list

This page contains a price list for cycling and high visibility products available to purchase from Civic Offices.

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) supplementary planning document - adoption statement

This statement has been prepared in accordance with Regulation 11(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 - (As amended). It gives notice that Portsmouth City Council formally adopted the Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)- revised October 2019 on 29th November 2019.

Housing Standards Review

The Housing Standards Review helps to rationalise the locally derived standards which are applied to new housing developments.

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) standards