If the correct procedures are followed, payment can be made in instalments as set out within our published Instalments Policy. This Instalments Policy will not be available (and full payment will be due immediately) if:

  • liability has not been assumed before the relevant development commences,
  • a valid Commencement Notice has not been received before the relevant development commences, or;
  • payments are not made in time.

If you do not pay the CIL due you will be liable for penalties, surcharges and possible enforcement action in accordance with the CIL Regulations.

Paying by internet banking (BACS)

Please quote your invoice transaction number and our bank details, as shown below:

  • Account Name: Portsmouth City Council
  • Sort Code: 20-69-57   
  • Account Number: 23526623

Please forward your BACS remittance advice to: hfstecfin@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Paying by credit or debit card

Please ensure you have your card details and both your invoice transaction number and invoice customer number ready.

  • Automated Telephone Payment Service – Phone 0800 876 6576. Follow the voice prompts then select option 8 ‘Sundry Invoices’. This service is available 24 hours a day.
  • By Telephone – Phone 023 9283 4398 and one of our team will take your payment. This service is available between the hours of 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am – 4pm Friday.

Paying by post

Send your payment to:
Portsmouth City Council,
Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square,
PO1 2AR.

Cheques should be made payable to “Portsmouth City Council”. Please ensure you write the invoice transaction number on the back your cheque. Please do not send cash in the post.

Paying in person

You can pay in person by cash, cheque or debit/credit card at the Civic Offices. The offices are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Please bring your demand notice and invoice with you. If you are paying by cash you must keep your receipt as proof of payment.


Appeals can be lodged against some aspects of the Community Infrastructure Levy. The full range of appeals available are detailed in this table. Further details regarding the appeals process can be found in Government guidance here (MHCLG)here (VOA) and here (PI).

If a liable person disagrees with the CIL chargeable amount set out in the liability notice, they can ask us for a review under Regulation 113 of the CIL Regulations. This can be done within 28 days from the date on which the liability notice was issued.

Written requests for review along with any supporting evidence/information can be sent by post to:

CIL Team,
Development Management,
Portsmouth City Council,
Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square,

Or by email to CIL@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

More information

Further information can be found on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) homepage.