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680 Peverly Hill Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 427-1530

Monday – Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

(603) 427-1539
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Residents encouraged to review snow parking ban information, sign up for alerts

By signing up for Portsmouth’s CodeRED alerts, you can receive immediate alerts by text and/or email when there is an advanced warning for a snow emergency, a declared parking ban and when a parking ban has been terminated. When an advanced warning for a parking ban is declared, Portsmouth residents can park at the Hanover and Foundry Place garages at a special flat fee rate. From the time there is an advanced warning up until two hours after a parking ban has been terminated, it costs $5 to park at Hanover, and $3 to park at Foundry Place.

What other responsibilities should I consider during snow emergencies?

Snow clearing efforts are greatly reduced when residents clear sidewalks of debris, trash cans and recycling bins prior to a storm. If you find yourself behind a snow plow, please keep in mind that the driver has low visibility, typically 10 feet or less, and may not be able to see you. Please slow down and follow well behind the plow with your headlights on. If you must pass, please do so with extreme caution.

Is there a phone number I can call to learn about snow bans?

Yes, residents can call our Snow Phone at 766-7669 (SNO-SNOW) to learn of the current parking ban status.

How is trash and recycling collection affected during snow emergencies?

If Portsmouth schools are canceled, trash and recycling collection will be cancelled on that day and will have a rescheduled pickup on that following Saturday. Residents are also welcome to drop items off at the Recycling Center in the meantime.

What streets are included in the Downtown District?

  • State Street (Middle to Marcy)
  • Chestnut Street
  • Porter Street
  • Fleet Street
  • Court Place
  • Church Street
  • Pleasant Street (Court to Congress)
  • Penhallow Street
  • Custom House Court
  • Sheafe Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Daniel Street
  • Congress Street
  • Market Street (Congress to Deer)
  • Ladd Street
  • High Street
  • Hanover Street (Bridge to Market)
  • Islington Street (Maplewood Ave to Brewster St)

What are the parking garage rates during snow bans?

When an advanced warning for a parking ban is declared, Portsmouth residents can park at the Hanover and Foundry Place garages at a special flat fee rate. From the time there is an advanced warning up until two hours after a parking ban has been terminated, it costs $5 to park at Hanover, and $3 to park at Foundry Place.

November 2018 Water Supply Status Report

Higher than normal precipitation over the past three months have caused the quantity of available groundwater and surface water to be greater than normal for this time of year. The quality of the surface water has greatly improved and stabilized since the dynamic water quality changes that occurred in late September and October. There are currently no water use restrictions in place. We continue to ask our water customers to please use water wisely, minimize waste, and incorporate water efficient fixtures and appliances whenever possible.