PortsAlerts, Notifications and Information


Citizens of Portsmouth can register to receive alerts and other notifications via phone calls, text messages, or email.

Notification Categories:

City Meetings (City Council, Work Sessions, Broadband, Planning, PICC, EDA, and other meetings that are streamed or posted on the Portsmouth YouTube channel)

City Operations (Street Cleaning, Mosquito Spraying, trash pick-up, recycling, etc.) 

Closings (Information about city buildings being closed or changes to normal operating hours)

Educational Classes (Educational events at the Library, Parks and Recs, and Museums)

Events (Portsmouth events such as Sunset Thursdays, Umoja, Concerts, etc.)

Traffic (Road closures due to construction or events)

Emergency Alerts (Alerts for ongoing incidents. Weather, Shelter in place, active shooters, other information related to Fire-EMS and Police and)

Notify Me

Stay up-to-date with general news and information from Portsmouth, VA, by subscribing to Notify Me email and text notifications

Notify Me Notifications:

  • Agendas 
  • Calendar Events
  • News

These alerts are free; however, standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

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Download the official app for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia. This app connects the City of Portsmouth to its residents, businesses, and visitors. Enjoy access to many features available on our website, including recent news and upcoming events.

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