Press Releases/What’s New


City Offices closed in observance of Independence Day

June 27, 2019

July 4th - July 5th

In observance of Independence Day, Portsmouth City Hall, the Library, Department of Public Works, Senior Activity Center and Connie Bean Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.  The Library will close early, at 5 p.m., on July 3rd.  On Friday, July 5th, City Hall will remain closed.



June 27, 2019

The City of Portsmouth and Wilcox Industries will be sponsoring the annual fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the South Mill Pond across from the Portsmouth City Hall beginning at 9:15 p.m. sharp; the rain date is scheduled for Friday, July 5th at the same time. This celebration is an alcohol-free, family event. 


City of Portsmouth Goes Organic With Compost Tea Brewer

June 25, 2019

The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works has recently purchased a state of the art piece of equipment in efforts to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. The Parks and Greenery Group is leading this organic land management effort.  The machine is a GEOTEA compost tea brewer, and it is used to turn compost into a liquid biological soil amendment, or “liquid compost.” This “compost tea” is then applied to greenspaces, ball fields, trees, and flower beds throughout the City.


2019 Statistical Revaluation

June 24, 2019

The City of Portsmouth is currently undergoing a Statistical Revaluation of Residential and Commercial properties throughout the City for the 2019 tax year.  A presentation was held June 17, 2019, before the Portsmouth City Council discussing the preliminary analysis by Vision Government Solutions which was recorded and can be