Regulatory and licensing responsibilities can be viewed on our licensing committee page
The Port is responsible for issuing boat and boatman’s licences, as well as examining and granting pilotage exemption certificates – further details can be found on the Port Marine Safety Code website.
Our planning service is responsible for planning and building regulations responsibilities.
Services for local businesses can be found in the business section of the site – please use our A-Z directory or search facility for details on services for other organisations or for members of the public. We also have a Licensing detailing the services for which the Council is entitled to recover a fee, as well as the fees themselves.
Information on visiting Portsmouth, leisure, events, museums, libraries and archive collections can be found at Visit Portsmouth. Specific information is also available for local libraries.
For details of our leaflets, booklets and newsletters, as well as media releases, please visit our news and communications section.
Advice and guidance is offered on a number of matters – please search for a specific topic or service for more information.
Election information can be found on our voting and elections pages.