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  • Portsmouth City Hall reopens to public June 1 — residents encouraged to make appointments and use online services

    PORTSMOUTH – City Manager Karen Conard announced that City Hall will reopen to the public for appointments and walk-ins on Monday, June 1.

    When it opens, City Hall will be limited to 50 percent occupancy. Walk-ins will be greeted at the front door, with new protocols in place, which include:

    • Visitors will be required to wear a cloth mask while in City Hall.
    • Masks will be provided if the visitor does not bring one.
    • If the department the visitor wants to visit is already at capacity, that person will be asked to wait in a physical-distancing queue in the Portsmouth Room, adjacent to City Council Chambers.
    • Appointments are still recommended. Priority will be given to seniors and immune-impaired residents for appointments.

    The following signage will be placed at the entrance to all City facilities:


    For your health and the health of others, we require that you please use hand sanitizer upon arriving AND wear a face mask while in the building. Occupancy of the facility may be limited, and visitors are strongly encouraged to call ahead for appointments. Call 431-2000 and ask to speak with the department you wish to meet with. Alternative arrangements may be made for service outside of the building on an as-needed basis. All visitors are required to check in with the reception prior to proceeding. Entry may be refused to visitors due to occupancy restrictions, availability of staffing, and/or other extenuating circumstances. Thank you, in advance, for your patience and cooperation.