Planning Commission

Out of an abundance of caution due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth Planning Department offices are currently physically closed to the public. However, our staff is still working and is here to assist you virtually. The public is encouraged to use the city’s online options for services.

Visit this page for more details regarding virtual meetings and status.

Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.

Staff Directory


Meetings held virtually in the Microsoft Teams application

1:30 p.m.

1st Tuesday of each month 

Note: Applications and all supporting materials must be received eight (8) weeks prior to the meeting.

 Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

 View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Items for October 6, 2020 Meeting COMING SOON


  •  Albert Williams, Chairman
  •  Amy Thompson, Vice Chairman
  •  Peter Youngblood
  •  Occasio Gee
  •  Sherri Thaxton 
  •  Donna Coleman

Mission Statement

The Commission’s primary responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council on matters related to comprehensive and current planning and land use development.