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