A to Z of Council Services


Find council owned and managed parking.

More about... Find parking


More about... Parking

Parking permits

Apply for a parking permit. Parking permits are required to park during restricted hours in residents parking zones. Find your zone number and when restrictions apply.

More about... Parking permits

Parking reports

The Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004 places a requirement on local authorities to produce an annual report about their enforcement activities.

More about... Annual parking reports


Southampton has a wealth of parks and green open spaces from the award winning Grade II listed central parks located in the city centre to the wilder open spaces of Southampton Common and the Greenways.

More about... Parks

Pay my rent

More about... Paying your rent

Pay the council

More about... Pay the council

Pay your Council Tax

More about... Pay your Council Tax

Pay your Council Tax

More about... Council tax

Pay your Parking Fine

More about... Parking fine

Paying back an overpayment

Ways you can repay a Housing Benefit overpayment

More about... Paying back an overpayment

Paying for residential care fees

More about... Residential care homes

Online services

Paying rent - private tenant

Advice if you are worried about paying your rent.

More about... Paying rent - private tenant

Paying your council rent

Other ways to pay your rent if you are a council tenant.

More about... Paying your council rent

PayPoint payment card

You can use your PayPoint card to pay at any Post Office or shop displaying the PayPoint sign.

More about... PayPoint payment card

People's Panel

Becoming part of the People’s Panel is an easy way to get involved in giving your opinions to inform decisions about local services and issues.

More about... People's Panel

Pest control

We offer services to deal with rodents, insects and bird pests for both residential and commercial customers.

More about... Pest Control Services

Phone number

More about... Contact us

Planned maintenance - council tenancy

Information about the maintenance schedule for council housing.

More about... Planned maintenance - council tenancy


More about... Planning

Planning applications and decisions

More about... Planning applications and decisions

Planning permission

Apply for planning permission

More about... Apply for planning permission

Planning permission pre-application advice

We offer an expert pre-application advice service to save you time and money before you put in your planning application.

More about... Pre-application advice service

Political composition of the council

More about... Political composition of the council


More about... Industrial pollution


Census details and different population estimates for Southampton.

More about... Southampton's population

Port Health

Southampton Port Health Services carries out all the statutory functions of the Port Health Authority in Southampton sea port and airport.

More about... Southampton Port Health Services

Portswood Library

More about... Portswood Library


More about... Pothole and road problems

Online services

Potting Shed

Potting Shed allotments newsletter.

More about... Potting Shed allotments newsletter

Prepaid cards

Information for clients who use the council's prepaid cards, supplied by our partner, allpay.

More about... Prepaid cards


Nursery Education Funding is available for nursery and pre-school places usually from the term after your child turns three, although some funding is available for places for two year olds who meet the criteria.

More about... Pre-Schools

Preventing damp - council tenants

Help and advice about preventing damp.

More about... Preventing damp - council tenants

Preventing mould - council tenants

More about... Preventing mould - council tenants

Primary schools

More about... Primary schools

Privacy policy

More about... Privacy policy

Public health

The Public Health Team are now part of the city council and continue to work towards improving the health and well-being of the people of Southampton.

More about... Public health

Public rights of way

We are responsible for maintaining and improving the public rights of way network to make it accessible and enjoyable for both residents and visitors.

More about... Public rights of way

Public transport

Southampton has an excellent range of public transport options.

More about... Public transport

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