Please make an appointment

February 4, 2021

To protect residents and staff against COVID-19, please make an appointment if you need to visit this Department. Alternatively, you might be able to complete your City business  online. To make an appointment, please call: 610-7220.


National Small Business Week through September 24, 2020

September 22, 2020

National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy.


City announces new Zagster bike station sponsored by The Kane Company

March 5, 2019

The City and Zagster are pleased to announce that The Kane Company has signed an agreement to sponsor an additional Zagster bike share station this spring on Commerce Way in Portsmouth.

The Zagster program operates similarly to other bike share programs around the country like Hubway in Boston or Citi Bike in New York City. Since implementing the program in 2017, the City has been exploring opportunities for expanding the program in different areas of Portsmouth through sponsorship agreements with local businesses.


Portsmouth Receives State Approval for West End Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program

June 27, 2018

Developers and future tenants of eligible redevelopment projects in the West End may now be able to take advantage of the business tax benefits available through the State’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program. The City of Portsmouth recently received approval from the State Department of Resources and Economic Development for designation of an Economic Revitalization Zone (ERZ) Tax Zone in the City’s West End in the area around the former City Public Works Facility site and the former Frank Jones Brewery site.


City and UNH Cooperative Extension Present “How to Hire a Wildcat” event on Wednesday, June 13th: Recruit from UNH to build your workforce

June 13, 2018

The City of Portsmouth is hosting an event alongside the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the Library’s Levenson Room for the public to connect with UNH’s Career and Professionals Success team. Attendees will learn how to better connect with potential interns and workforce candidates through this discussion and networking opportunity.


Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee Hosts Forum on Portsmouth Sister City Relationships on April 30th

April 30, 2018

The City of Portsmouth, a member of Sister Cities International, has enjoyed formal Sister City agreements based on the interest and international connections of Portsmouth residents since as early as 1985. The cities include Nichinan, Japan; Parnu, Estonia; East Antrim/Carrickfergus, Ireland; Agadir, Morocco; Severodvinsk, Russia and Kitase, Ghana; as well as Friendship City agreements with Portsmouth, England and Szolnok, Hungary.