Rent a council garage or parking bay
If you can't park at your property we've got a number of garages and parking bays across Bristol that you can rent.
Apply to rent a council garage
You can rent a garage for your vehicle, mobility scooter, boat or motor mower.
You can store a small amount of personal items but the garage mustn't be used just for storage.
You can’t store inflammable materials or liquids.
It's useful to know
Our garages are suitable for small to medium vehicles.
There's a lot of demand for council garages, so the waiting list is long, and people with mobility issues will get priority.
How much it costs
- Council tenant: £13.50 per week
- Council leaseholder: £16.50 per week
- Private tenant: £20 (£16.66 + £3.33 VAT)
- Private tenant, premium site: £39.99 (£33.33 + £6.66 VAT)
A premium site is where there is a high demand for garages from commuters.
After you apply
We’ll write and let you know that we’ve accepted your application and have added you to the waiting list.
If you owe us money, or are subject to action about your tenancy such as anti-social behaviour, we won’t accept your application until this has been resolved.
Apply to rent a council parking bay
We have a small number of parking bays and garage plots. Garage plots are former garage areas where low areas of the wall still remain.
Email email@example.com to apply for a parking bay or garage plot.
How much it costs
Costs may vary at different sites:
- Council tenant or leaseholder: £4 or £6 per week
- Private tenants: £6 (£5 + £1 VAT) or £8 (£6.66 + £1.33 VAT)
There’s a lot of demand for rental parking spaces and if you’re on the waiting list after a year we’ll ask you if you still want to be on it.
When a garage becomes free, we'll give priority in the following order:
- Council tenants with mobility disabilities, where the parking will assist in their mobility
- Council tenants and their partners in the area
- Non council tenants with mobility disabilities, where the parking will assist in their mobility
- Non council tenants in the area
- Business user or applications from outside the area
If you’re offered a garage, parking bay or garage plot to rent you’ll need to sign a Tenancy Agreement. This sets out our rights and responsibilities and your rights and responsibilities.
- Garage tenancy conditions (pdf, 40k) (opens new window)
- Parking bay and garage plot tenancy conditions (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
You can(opens new window) sign up for a Bristol Account and view your garage rental payments online.
Missing a rental payment
If you miss a payment you must contact us on 0117 922 2200 (Option three) as soon as possible.
If you don’t pay we can take away your rental.
Eviction from your parking rental
We can serve a notice to quit, ending your parking rental for the following reasons:
- Not paying your rent
- Breaking the tenancy agreement
- Redevelopment of the site
- Repairs required are not cost effective
- You’re no longer using the parking space
Our letter will explain why we have served the notice to quit. You must vacate the parking rental in one week.
Estate Management Service (100 TS)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
BRISTOL, BS3 9FS
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm
Tel: 0117 922 2200 (option 4)
Text phone: 0117 357 4444
Fax: 0117 352 5104