Freedom of Information (FoI) requests can be made by writing to the council’s Corporate Information Governance Officer at the address below.
Please check our Publication Scheme first as the information you require may already be available. If the information is not available, please contact us by email or post with:
- your name and address for correspondence
- the information you require
To comply with FoI, Portsmouth City Council must respond to requests within 20 working days (subject to exemptions).
Where a fee is required, you will be advised and you must pay before the request is processed. If the fee is not paid within three months, the request will be considered lapsed.
Where requests are repeated or considered an intentional annoyance, the council will be under no obligation to disclose the information requested.
You can find out what personal information of yours the council has, by writing a request to the Data Protection Officer. The data access request form is available to print and complete below.
- a form of identification (passport or driving licence)
- a recent bank statement or utility bill
The following may also be helpful:
- any former names
- former addresses
- reference numbers given to you by council services
If you cannot come to the Civic Offices, or don’t have any form of identification please use the contact details below to discuss it with us.
A request under the Environmental Information Regulations can be written or verbal – more details in separate section below.