Departments A-F

  1. Behavioral Healthcare

    The Portsmouth Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services (DBHS) provides prevention, treatment and support services.

  2. Boards & Commissions

    Browse through a list of boards and committees to find meeting information, agendas and minutes, a list of members, and about each committee.

  3. Budget

    In order to promote fiscal accountability, enhance public services, and facilitate access to data, the Finance Department provides comprehensive financial services to City Council, employees, and citizens.

  4. City Assessor

    The Assessor is responsible for identifying and appraising all real property within the city.

  5. City Attorney's Office

    Here you will find a list of the attorney's responsibilities and staff members.

  6. City Clerk

    The Mission of the City Clerk is to maintain the Vision of City Council by providing an avenue that permits an accessible and accurate library of official public records, past and present.

  7. City Manager

    Read a message from the Office of the City Manager.

  8. City Treasurer

    Read about the City Treasurer's responsibilities, duties, and mission statement.

  9. Commissioner of the Revenue

    Read a message from the Commissioner of the Revenue about being a taxpayer advocate.

  10. Commonwealth's Attorney

    Visit the Commonwealth's Attorney website to meet your commonwealth attorney, courts, programs, community events, information, media releases, victim witness, and employment opportunities.

  11. Courts

    The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over civil claims, criminal cases, appeal cases, and public services.

  12. DMV Select

    View a list of services that can be completed with DMV select.

  13. E-Blast

    Sign up to receive notifications about organization updates and alerts.

  14. Economic Development

  15. Emergency Management

    The mission of the Portsmouth Office of Emergency Management is to ensure the safety of the citizens of Portsmouth during large scale / high impact emergencies.

  16. Engineering & Technical Services

    The primary mission of the Department of Engineering and Technical Services is to enhance public safety and maintain / improve the City of Portsmouth’s infrastructure by providing economical, responsive and effective engineering, along with surveying and project management support to City departments, developers, civic organizations and citizens.

  17. Finance

    In order to promote fiscal accountability, enhance public services, and facilitate access to data, the Finance Department provides comprehensive financial services to City Council, employees, and citizens.

  18. Fire

    Visit the Portsmouth Fire Department website to learn about leadership, operations, EMS, fire stations, support services, recruitment, and general information.