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Pension credit

Use this page to check if you are entitled to Pension Credit or Housing Benefit, before the rules change on 15 May.

Preparing for Universal Credit

This page gives you advice about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.

PCMI sign manufacturing

A list of signage products and services offered by Portsmouth Craft and Manufacturing Industry (PCMI)


Popular activities and quick links to information about working with the council, contract opportunities and payments.

Portsmouth City Council suppliers

Information on purchasing cards which streamlines the purchasing process for the council and its suppliers.

Partnership for Urban South Hampshire

An introduction to the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and its work to map out the future of the region.

Portsmouth - the great waterfront city

Guidance for organisations interested in promoting Portsmouth using the 'great waterfront city' branding.

Portsmouth Overview

An overview of Portsmouth as a business location, with useful links to commercial property agents.

Portsmouth shopping study

Information for retailers from the most recent shopping studies for Portsmouth.

Portsmouth's key statistics

Business data and statistics about Portsmouth.

Portsmouth business crime reduction partnership

How businesses can contribute to reducing crime in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Lottery grants

Information on how organisations can apply for a small grant through the Portsmouth Lottery fund.

Product safety

Trading standards, legislation and tips for checking children's toys conform to legislation

Public toilets in Portsmouth

A list and map of all toilets available for public use across the city.

Planning applications

On this page you will find links to all pages with information about planning applications.

Planning application appeals

Information for appealing against refused planning permission.

Planning applications process and fees

Information on planning application fees and the decisions process.

Planning applications - view and comment online

How to monitor the progress or make comments on a planning application online.

Planning houses in multiple occupation

Information on how 2011 changes in the law affects landlord of houses in multiple occupation.

Pre-application planning advice

Details of our service advising on planning permission matters.

Planning policy

On this page you will find links to all planning policy information available on our website.

Planning agreements and obligations

Information on the planning obligations developers must adhere to.

Planning conservation

Information on conservation areas and listed buildings in Portsmouth.

Planning enforcement policy

How the council enforces breaches of planning regulations.

Portsmouth City Local Plan adopted 2006

Details of the plan for Portsmouth, some of which has been replaced by the Portsmouth Plan.

Parking standards and transport assessments SPD

Supporting documentation and explanation around the revised guidance

Pollution control

Information on how the council regulates noise and air pollution, and how to report it.

Portsmouth preparations for climate change

Portsmouth City Council's commitments to building resilience to climate change are described in the policy on this page.

Portsmouth Sustainability Action Group

The Portsmouth Sustainability Action Group is chaired by Portsmouth City Council.

Property marking - SmartWater

property marking system to improve security in the home or workplace

Pest control

Our pest control team provides an effective pest control service for residents and businesses in Portsmouth at competitive prices. If you have a pest problem, get in touch straight away.

Portsmouth climate action board

As part of the response to the climate emergency Portsmouth City Council has supported the development of the new cross-agency Portsmouth Climate Action Board.


Our pest control team can treat pigeon nests on the balconies of council tenants. Find out what we can do, and other useful tips for dealing with pigeons.

Preliminary flood risk assessment

This assessment is a high level screening exercise, to collect information on past, historic and future potential floods.

Paying for adult social care

Information on the different options available if you are asked to pay for some or all of the social care services you receive.

Portsmouth learning disabilities partnership board

Supporting all adults with a learning disability in Portsmouth to lead independent, fulfilled and active lives

Portsmouth Carers Centre

Information on the support available to carers from Portsmouth Carers Centre

Portsmouth wellbeing service

Information on what the council's Wellbeing Service can offer.

Purchasing small areas of land

Information about the process for purchasing small areas of land in Portsmouth

Private tenants

On this page you will find links to information for private tenants.

Power cuts

This page gives you information about what to do in the event of a power cut.


Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Information on the council's approach to parks and open spaces around the city.

Parks, gardens and open spaces

Information about parks, gardens and open spaces in Portsmouth.

Portsdown Hill

An introduction to the history and wildlife of Portsdown Hill.

Planning an event

How to apply to hold an event in Portsmouth.

Playgrounds activity areas and skate parks

Find out about playgrounds, activity areas and skate parks available in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth leisure card

Find out about how to get a Portsmouth leisure card.

Portsmouth tree charter

Information about Portsmouth's Tree charter.

Portsmouth History Centre and records office

Information about Portsmouth History Centre and Records Office.

Personal licences

How to apply for a personal licence, and information about how personal licences are regulated.

Premises licences

Information about applications and regulation of premises licences.

Premises licences at a gambling venue

How to obtain a premises licence for a gambling venue.

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Information for operators regarding the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.

Preventing Underage Sales staff training

Information on Preventing Underage Sales staff training.

Private hire drivers licence

How to apply for a private hire driver's licence.

Private hire operators licence

How to apply for a private hire operator's licence.

Private hire vehicle licence

Here you will find a general guide to the legal requirements, technical specifications, policies and requirements to obtain a private hire vehicle licence.

Parking, roads and travel

Top tasks and information for parking, travel and roads in Portsmouth.


On this page you will find links to all of the information about parking on our website.

Parking fines and penalty charge notices

Information on paying for or appealing a Penalty Charge Notice.

Parking general information

Overview of Portsmouth City Council parking services

Parking restrictions and dropped kerbs

Information on parking restrictions including how to get them introduced or changed.

Parking survey results

Summary of responses from questionnaires sent to residents

Parking suspensions

Information on how to reserve a parking space on the road for a specific use, such as building works.

Pompey monster walk to school challenge 2019

Information on our new walking to school pilot scheme.

Public rights of way

Information on public rights of way including maps and Rights of Way orders.

Public transport information

Information and links on the range of public transport in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth cemeteries

Information on Portsmouth cemeteries, memorials, visiting, Books of Remembrance and more.

Portsmouth services network

The Services Network is the system used to book training courses and workshops, request support visits, and access both free and package-only support services.

Portsmouth aspirations week

Portsmouth Aspirations Week was held from 20 – 24 January 2020 and was a chance for children to start thinking about what they might want to be in future

People and skills

Information about the employment strengths, skills and qualifications in Portsmouth

Portsmouth educational psychology service

Information about Portsmouth educational psychology service.

Portsmouth Music Hub

Information about opportunities and support for Portsmouth musicians.

Policies and strategies

Information about the council's main policies and strategies, our partnerships and how we work.

Portsmouth City Councils FoI Policy

This is about the Freedon of Information policy provided by Portsmouth city council.

Payments to suppliers

Information on monthly payments made to our suppliers.

Publication scheme and registers

This is about the councils publication scheme which helps you find information available online. The page gives information on councillors , how to vote also about the council properties.

Political composition of the council

This gives details of the political composition of Portsmouth City Council from 1990.

Portsmouth's armed forces covenant

Funding available to strengthen ties between the Armed Forces and their community.

Portsmouths Coat of Arms

History of Portsmouth's famous coat of arms and our city motto 'Heaven's light our guide'.

Petitions and e petitions

You'll be able to complete a one-time registration for our e-petition scheme. Once registered, you'll be able to sign current petitions. You can also view past petitions, find out how to set up and submit your own, and receive updates.


Port health authority

Portsmouth is a UK Border Control Post. Our Port Health Authority team is responsible for food safety and the control of infectious diseases at Portsmouth Port.

Portsmouth HWRC - coronavirus information

Book an appointment for the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Portsmouth, and view more details about how it's operating during coronavirus.

Parking - coronavirus information

The latest information about how parking in Portsmouth has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including parking zones and seafront parking.

Parents and early years childcare - open settings

A list of Portsmouth childcare settings which are known to be open during the coronavirus pandemic, and their contact details where available.

Parks and open spaces - coronavirus information

Information about how parks and open spaces in Portsmouth have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including adventure playgrounds and outdoor gyms.

Planning process - temporary changes

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some temporary changes to our planning processes. Please read the latest position statement here.

Provider portal

We’re making materials available to help providers across the city take the steps needed to ensure the safety of those we care for, the public and staff.

Provider portal - adult social care

We’re making materials available to help adult social care providers take the steps needed to ensure the safety of those we care for, the public and staff.

Provider portal - early years providers

You should speak with your parents as much as possible to understand their thoughts. If you are stuck at all please do contact the Early Years Team

Provider portal - contractors

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) contractors are advised to refer to national guidance when operating in your roles and for up-to-date information.

Pavement licences

This new process has been introduced in 2020. It makes it cheaper for businesses to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway.

Public Health COVID-19 Testing data - privacy notice

This notice provides details of how Portsmouth City Council Public Health collects and uses information about COVID-19 Testing data.

Payments to suppliers - August 2020

Private hire public register of vehicles expiring 31 January 2021

Private hire drivers - public register

Private hire operators - public register

Park Road (TTRO 93/2020)

Details of the traffic regulation order for Park Road (TTRO 93), including the reason, duration and location of the order.

Positive coronavirus cases in Portsmouth schools

Information about Portsmouth local authority maintained schools and academies.

Providence Place (TTRO 47/2020)

Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon (TTRO 24)

Priory Crescent (TTRO 44/2020)

Portsmouth City Council Audio Key Fob Real Time Bus Information

Information about how to use Portsmouth City Council Audio Key Fob to access Real Bus Time information.