Information on developments and support for the retail sector in Portsmouth.
Relocate and invest
Key information about Portsmouth's local economy, and the benefits of investing in the Great Waterfront City.
Relocating to Portsmouth
Information about services and support for relocating your business to Portsmouth.
Rules and regulations
Rules and regulations related to running businesses in Portsmouth. This is not a full list of all business laws, rules and regulations.
Running a business
On this page you can find links to information about running a business, including business rates information, advice and support for starting and growing your business, and other useful guidance.
Support for employees and employers with redundancy issues.
Reducing crime through design
Information on planning documents supporting community safety in new developments.
On this page you will find links to all our pages about regeneration in Portsmouth.
Our pest control team can help you deal with rats. Find out what we can do, and other useful tips for dealing with a rat infestation.
Residential care for children
Details on Residential care provided by Portsmouth City Council
Respite care for children
Information about shared care, frequently asked questions about about respite care and information on how to offer care.
Relationship, sex and health education
Children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy.
Respecting each other
Everyone deserves to have fun on a night out. The easiest way to achieve this is to be respectful of others and think about how your actions and behaviour might affect them.
Rent a garage or parking space
How to rent a council garage or parking space.
Renting out a room help for tenants and leaseholders
Advice and guidance to renting out a room in your council property.
Council tenants voice to tailor housing services to their needs
Information on support for tenants who maybe subject to a retaliatory eviction from their landlord.
Reading groups in Portsmouth
A list of reading groups in Portsmouth.
Information about your library card and renewing or returning Items.
If you can't find what you're looking for when you visit the library, or what you want is in another Portsmouth library, then we will try and get it for you.
Resources on family, local and naval history
Resources available at Portsmouth History Centre.
Rebalancing the licensing act - government response
Details about Rebalancing the Licensing Act - Government Response to Consultation.
Review of premises licences and club premises certificates
Guidance and information on how to apply for a review of a premises licence, and what the process involves.
Resident parking permits
Information on the residents parking scheme, including how to get a permit.
Resident parking zones
Information on resident parking zones in Portsmouth - including the current parking zones survey.
On this page you will find links to information about roads in Portsmouth.
Road and traffic regulation changes
Find out about traffic regulation orders and stopping up orders around the city.
Road safety for children to and from school
Information on school road safety, driving or walking to school.
Road safety in Portsmouth
Information on how the council aims to achieve a safer road network for the people of Portsmouth.
Road safety working with schools
How we work with schools to improve the safety of school journeys, including the JRSO scheme.
Roadworks and closures
Details of all current or planned roadworks in the city of Portsmouth for 2020
Recycling and rubbish
Recycling and rubbish in Portsmouth - find collection dates, report missed collections, find out what you can recycle and all other recycling and rubbish enquiries for Portsmouth residents.
Guidance and advice on recycling and collection services.
Recycling and rubbish updates
Get the latest news, updates and tips on recycling and rubbish – delivered straight to your inbox.
Roads in food waste trial
Find out if your road is in the food waste trial
Guidance and advice on rubbish and collection services.
Portsmouth register office carries out all registration and citizenship services for Portsmouth, including marriages and civil partnerships, officiating at approved Portsmouth venues. birth registrations and changing birth certificate details.
Registering a birth
Information on registering a birth with the Portsmouth Register Office.
Registering a death
Information on registering a death with the Portsmouth Register Office.
Registering a stillborn child
Information on registering a stillbirth with the Portsmouth Register Office.
Every year we ask our customers to tell us about their experience with Portsmouth Registration Service and how they rate our service.
On this page you can report various matters. For example, tell us if you've moved house, or report a problem such as street lighting failure.
Review your school application
You can review your starting school, transferring to junior and transferring to secondary applications online
Re use of public sector information regulations
This gives you information on the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.
Review of polling districts and polling places
The council will be completing a full review of polling districts and polling places.
Recycling and rubbish mythbusters
Knowing what to recycle or not can be confusing. We hope to dispel myths and give answers to these common questions to help you carry on recycling.
Reasonable adjustments policy statement
Portsmouth City Council is committed to making sure the way we work does not place people with disabilities at a disadvantage when accessing services.
Recycling and rubbish - coronavirus information
This page gives you information about Portsmouth's recycling and rubbish services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Returning to work after furlough
Our Employment Learning and Skills team can help both employers and employees as people start to plan their return to work after being furloughed.
Repeat testing of positive residents - FAQs for care homes
There have been a number of queries relating to Portsmouth care home resident testing before transfer onto another placement.
Register office - coronavirus information
On this page you will find updates about changes being made to Portsmouth's register office processes during coronavirus.