Relocate and invest

Key information about Portsmouth's local economy, and the benefits of investing in the Great Waterfront City.

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.

Redundancy support

Portsmouth City Council offers redundancy support to employees who have been made redundant, or who are under the threat of redundancy, as well as to businesses who are obliged to make staff redundant.

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 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.

Resident involvement and community resources

Resident engagement is all about the different ways council tenants and leaseholders can get involved and have their say.

Retaliatory evictions

Information on support for tenants who maybe subject to a retaliatory eviction from their landlord.

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. Includes information about how long the works are scheduled for and the location.

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.


Guidance and advice on rubbish and collection services.

Register office

Registration and citizenship services, including marriages and civil partnerships, officiating, birth registrations and changing 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.

Registrars consultation

Every year we ask our customers to tell us about their experience with Portsmouth Registration Service and how they rate our service.


Links to different ways of reporting problems to us, such as street problems, parking issues and changes of circumstance.

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.

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 recycle.

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.

Raglan Street (102/2020)

Recruitment - privacy notice

As part of any recruitment process, Portsmouth City Council (PCC) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.

Revenues and benefits service - privacy notice

Portsmouth City Council Revenues and Benefits Service collects data from you as a local tax payer and/or as a housing benefit customer.

Repairs to your property – private tenants

Information for private tenants on how to report a repair.

Replacement homes or repurchases

If you are looking to sell your ex-Council property we may be able to save you the trouble of putting your property on the market.

Register of Data Sharing Agreements and Data Protection Impact Assessments

A table of agreements for data sharing and data protections impact assessments (DPIAs)

Removal, Variation or Discharge of condition - checklist

A checklist of documents needed to apply for Removal, Variation or Discharge of condition.

Registrars and registration authorities Annex A

List of processing activities for registrars, superintendent registrars and registration authorities

Residents' parking survey results 2012

Residents' parking survey results 2012 made by Portsmouth City Council

Responsible procurement policy

Responsible procurement means environmentally, socially (ethically) and economically responsible purchasing.

Race for Life and Pretty Muddy (TTRO 123/2021)

Remembrance Day Service (TTRO 129/2021)

Rudmore Roundabout Subway and Ramps (TTRO 74/2022)

RNA Falklands 40 Field Gun Walk (TTRO 107/2022)

Race for Life & Pretty Muddy (TTRO 122/2022)

Rochford Road (TTRO 125/2022)

Review of polling districts and polling places

This page details how we are undertaking a review of polling districts and polling places to ensure that polling arrangements remain suitable and convenient for voters.

Reduce, reuse and repair

Reducing your waste and reusing or repairing items is a great way to lessen your impact on the environment and your wallet.

Reusable nappy discount scheme

Ravelin Housing

Ravelin Housing is a development company set up to deliver both private and affordable housing for sale and for rent.

Remembrance Day Service (TTRO 196/2022)

Room One - information and support service for autistic people

Room One is a new space managed by autistic people, for autistic and neurodivergent adults aged over 18 in Portsmouth.

Resources to support mental health

You may wish to learn more about mental health to help yourself or be able to support others. Here are some self-help and awareness resources

Requesting improvements to travel in Portsmouth

We welcome residents' views to help create cleaner, greener and better-connected journeys. This page tells you how you can share your feedback.

Report a concern about an adult

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or neglect, report it now. It is in everyone’s interest to protect others from abuse.

Royal Albert Day Centre

re:work (IPS) - employment support for people recovering from addiction

re:work is a free service which supports people who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction to find employment.

Roebuck Close (TTRO 120/2023)

Robinson Way (TTRO 135/2023)

Rochford Road (TTRO 160/2023)

Race for Life and Pretty Muddy (TTRO 192/2023)

Reporting fraud to us

We have a team that will investigate reports of suspected fraud that appear to have been committed against the council.

Red hangers on recycling bins

If you've received a red hanger on your recycling bin, this page will give you more information about what to do

Rectory Avenue (TTRO 271/2023)

Remembrance Day Service (TTRO 308/2023)