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Garage plots

Apply for a garage plot on one of our sites across the county.

A garage plot is a piece of land that you can rent on which you can construct your own garage, subject to the usual regulations. Garage plots are rented under a 12 months licence and year to year thereafter, terminable by either side giving one month's notice in writing. 

The licensee can erect a garage on the plot however it must not be a permanent structure as it should be taken down at the end of the licence.  The garage may not exceed 10.5 feet (W) x 16.5 feet (L) x 8 feet (H) in size (3.2 metres (W) x 5.0 metres (L)  x 2.4 metres (H)) 

It is the responsibility of the licensee to seek relevant planning permission and building control permission for any structure on the plot. We do not allow containers, portable cabins or similar structure or double garages to be built on the garage plot. 

The garage plot may only be used for private motor vehicles. Any commercial use or storage is strictly prohibited. 

Rent a garage

We only provide plots of land for you to build a garage on - if you'd prefer to rent a garage or want to speak to someone about your garage rental, contact your local housing association - see Housing associations.

Garage plots on a map

Apply for a garage plot

You're responsible for building your garage on this plot.

If you are interested in applying for a garage plot, contact us.

What a garage plot costs

There is a one-off fee of £150 plus VAT when you first take on the plot, as well as £50 plus VAT for the year. After your first year, you pay £50 plus VAT per year. 

Pay for your garage plot

You can either Pay your council invoice online or call our 24 hour payment line - 0300 456 2771.

Tell us when you no longer want your garage plot

You must tell us if you no longer want your garage plot, so that we can allocate it to the next person on our waiting list.

Contact us
Property Management
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • DH1 5UL