Parking in Portsmouth in recent years has become more difficult and more expensive.

The city of Portsmouth owns some parking lots and of course the on-street parking that typically charges $2 per hour.

But in an article at, it comes to light that there are some private lots scattered throughout the city that are charging upwards of $3.50 per hour, and booting cars to boot!

There's nothing worse than coming back to your car after a day of enjoying all Portsmouth has to offer and finding you can't leave.

So a heads up to Portsmouth parkers. There are clearly marked signs as to which is a private lot and which is a city lot, so buyer beware!