A to Z of Council Services

Abandoned vehicle

Abandoned vehicles and how to report them to the council.

More about... Abandoned vehicles

About Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council is a unitary authority, this means we are responsible for all local services within the city and provide the full range of local government services.

More about... Southampton City Council

Access protection marking (H Bar)

More about... Access protection marking


Information on adoption and fostering opportunities.

More about... Adoption

Adult education

More about... Adult education

Adult social services

More about... Adult social services

Advertising guidance

Information about advertising with Southampton City Council.

More about... Advertising guidance

Affordable housing

We want to make sure that housing in the city meets the needs of all residents. We work in partnership with housing associations and private developers to make sure affordable housing is provided.

More about... Affordable housing

Agent or landlord harassment

Information on what to do if you are being harassed by your landlord or landlord's agent.

More about... Agent or landlord harassment

Air quality

Information on air quality within the city.

More about... Air Quality

Alcohol advice

Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service offers help to recover for those challenged by the use of drugs or alcohol.

More about... Alcohol Advice


Finding, applying for and returning an allotment, including the Potting Shed newsletter.

More about... Allotments

Animal welfare service

Southampton has two Animal Welfare Officers who provide a number of animal related services.

More about... Animal welfare service

ANPR survey

More about... Clean Air ANPR Traffic survey

Antisocial behaviour

Report and get help with antisocial behaviour issues.

More about... Antisocial behaviour

Apply for an HMO licence

Landlords have a statutory duty to apply for a licence for a property that has multiple occupancy.

More about... HMO licence

Apply for discretionary rate relief for non-profit organisations

More about... Business rate relief

Apply for housing

Information about joining the housing register.

More about... Apply for housing

Apply for planning permission

More about... Apply for planning permission

Apply for, renew or cancel a parking permit

More about... Parking permit


An apprenticeship is an exciting way to start your career and combines work-based experience with training.

More about... Apprenticeships


Southampton archives services hold a rich variety of material relating to the city and its people dating back to 1199.

More about... Archives

Art gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery offers high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film.

More about... Southampton City Art Gallery

Authority to discuss and appointees

Find out about appointing a third party to either manage your benefit claim or be able to discuss it with us.

More about... Authority to Discuss and Appointees

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