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This page gives you advice about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.
Popular activities and quick links to information about working with the council, contract opportunities and payments.
Information on purchasing cards which streamlines the purchasing process for the council and its suppliers.
An introduction to the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and its work to map out the future of the region.
Guidance for organisations interested in promoting Portsmouth using the 'great waterfront city' branding.
Business data and statistics about Portsmouth.
How businesses can contribute to reducing crime in Portsmouth.
On this page you will find links to all pages with information about planning applications.
Information for appealing against refused planning permission.
Information on planning application fees and the decisions process.
How to monitor the progress or make comments on a planning application online.
Information on how 2011 changes in the law affects landlord of houses in multiple occupation.
Details of our service advising on planning permission matters.
On this page you will find links to all planning policy information available on our website.
Information on the planning obligations developers must adhere to.
Information on conservation areas and listed buildings in Portsmouth.
How the council enforces breaches of planning regulations.
Details of the plan for Portsmouth, some of which has been replaced by the Portsmouth Plan.
Work is under way on a new Portsmouth Local Plan, which will seek to deliver the Imagine Portsmouth 2040 Vision.
Supporting documentation and explanation around the revised guidance
Information on how the council regulates noise and air pollution, and how to report it.
Portsmouth City Council's commitments to building resilience to climate change are described in the policy on this page.
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.
This assessment is a high level screening exercise, to collect information on past, historic and future potential floods.
Information about family hubs and support for parents of children under five.
Information on what the council's Wellbeing Service can offer.
Information about the process for purchasing small areas of land in Portsmouth
On this page you will find links to information for private tenants.
This page gives you information about what to do in the event of a power cut.
On this page you will find links to all the information about parks in Portsmouth on our website, including adventure playgrounds
Information about parks, gardens and open spaces in Portsmouth.
An introduction to the history and wildlife of Portsdown Hill.
How to apply to hold an event in Portsmouth.
Find out about playgrounds, activity areas and skate parks available in Portsmouth.
Find out about how to get a Portsmouth leisure card.
Information about Portsmouth's Tree charter.
How to apply for a personal licence, and information about how personal licences are regulated.
Information about applications and regulation of premises licences.
How to obtain a premises licence for a gambling venue.
Information for operators regarding the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.
Information on Preventing Underage Sales staff training.
How to apply for a private hire driver's licence.
How to apply for a private hire operator's licence.
Here you will find a general guide to the legal requirements, technical specifications, policies and requirements to obtain a private hire vehicle licence.
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. Apply for a permit, report a parking issue or find car parks.
Information on paying for or appealing a Penalty Charge Notice.
Information on parking restrictions including how to get them introduced or changed.
Summary of responses from questionnaires sent to residents
Information on how to reserve a parking space on the road for a specific use, such as building works.
Information on our new walking to school pilot scheme.
Information on public rights of way including maps and Rights of Way orders.
Information and links on the range of public transport in Portsmouth.
Information on Portsmouth cemeteries, memorials, visiting, Books of Remembrance and more.
Information about the employment strengths, skills and qualifications in Portsmouth
Information about Portsmouth educational psychology service.
Information about opportunities and support for Portsmouth musicians.
Information about the council's main policies and strategies, our partnerships and how we work.
This is about the Freedom of Information policy provided by Portsmouth city council.
Information on monthly payments made to our suppliers.
Our publication scheme helps you find information available online, without making a formal Freedom of Information (FoI) request.
This gives details of the political composition of Portsmouth City Council from 1990.
Funding available to strengthen ties between the Armed Forces and their community.
History of Portsmouth's famous coat of arms and our city motto 'Heaven's light our guide'.
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.
Make a payment to the council online - whether that's for Council Tax, housing rent, to pay a parking fine or more.
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.
Book an appointment for the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Portsmouth, and view more details about how it's operating.
This new process has been introduced in 2020. It makes it cheaper for businesses to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway.
This notice provides details of how Portsmouth City Council Public Health collects and uses information about COVID-19 Testing data.
Details of the traffic regulation order for Park Road (TTRO 93), including the reason, duration and location of the order.
On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about planning applications, including whether your proposal needs planning permission.
If we take your photo, this page gives you information about how we process the photographs and personal data collected at the same time.
This privacy notice tells you about how Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) collects and uses personal information.
This notice provides details of how Portsmouth City Council collects and uses information about births.
Admissions Policy 2022-23 for Community Primary Schools and Voluntary Controlled Schools in Portsmouth.
This page contains the Pay Policy Statement 2021-22 for Portsmouth City Council.
Public Health Portsmouth improves and protects the health of the whole population in Portsmouth. We do this in a number of different ways.
Private Sector Housing tenant representation group
This page lists a checklist of documents needed to apply for a prior approval of a proposed larger home extension.
This page lists documents needed for various applications for prior approval.
On this page you can find information about and a checklist of documents needed for prior approval for the demolition of buildings.
Pre application planning advice charges and information about the service as of July 2014
This page lists a checklist of documents needed to apply for a prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators.
This policy statement has been produced in accordance with Sections 38 to 43 of the Localism Act 2011 (the Act), and is compliant with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014.
This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information.
This page contains a payments to suppliers spending report explanation table by Portsmouth City Council.
A list of offences associated with personal licences under Licensing Act 2003 – Schedule 4.
The tenancy strategy must summarise the policies relating to tenancies or explain where they may be found.
School attendance penalty notices information leaflet
School attendance Penalty Notice - Leave of Absence
These terms and conditions apply to every order placed by Portsmouth City Council ('the Council') with any individual, firm or company ('the Supplier').
Page details Private hire licence fees with effect from 16 December 2019
Portsmouth Aspirations Week runs 22-26 January 2024. Find out more about the events taking place that week.
Sometimes people with psychosis can struggle to recognise that they have a problem or it can be confusing to understand what is happening.
Information on how Portsmouth City Council is supporting Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in their country using UK visa schemes
This page contains the pay policy statement 2022-23 for Portsmouth City Council.
A list and maps of all toilets available for public use across the city.
Use this page if you have received a letter asking you to provide payment details to receive a pensioner energy costs payment.
Pensioner Energy Costs Payments privacy notice
Details about using your park-it card at the Isambard Brunel multi-storey car park.
This page gives details of one of our housing priorities, to ensure the affordability and supply of good quality privately rented housing.
The Lord Mayor, Councillors and Officers of Portsmouth City Council would like to express their deep sadness following the recent announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Flags in the city are being flown at half-mast as mark of respect.
This page will provide you with key information on the demography of Portsmouth, as well as links to detailed reports for each ward.
We work in partnership with a range of other providers to provide services for children and families.
In our policy we have recognised and responded to barriers that some members of the armed forces community can face with housing.
We have a duty to improve the health of our local population, including service personnel, those who have served and their families.
Social care, unlike health care, isn’t free for everyone. Most people will need to pay something towards the cost of their care and support.
Charges for different types of enforcement notices for private sector housing.
This Pay Policy Statement explains its approach to the pay of its chief officers and its lowest paid employees.
Fees for cemetery services including interment, cremation and digging of graves.
Two appeals were submitted following the Council's failure to determine the following applications within the statutory time period for a decision.
The Cost of Living JSNA Report shows data that can help us understand the impact of the rising cost of living in Portsmouth.
This page gives you details of Paulsgrove housing office, including where it is and how to get in touch.
This page gives you details of Portsea housing office, including where it is and how to get in touch.
In 2019, we declared a climate emergency with targets to make our operations carbon net zero by 2030 and help our city on the same journey.
The Portsmouth Pop Up shop scheme enables local entrepreneurs and small businesses to trade in a high street location without the commitment or cost of a longer-term lease.
This guidance tells you what legal requirements you must meet to get a licence and what we need from you to consider your application
Information about Portsmouth International Port including its cruise and ferry industry, Portico, the Camber, and Solent Freeport.
The Portsmouth Young Person's SEND survey is now open and available for young people aged 13-25 to have their say.