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We own and manage garages on a number of sites and rent these out to council tenants, leaseholders, private residents and businesses. Priority is given to Council tenants and, wherever possible, residents living in the vicinity of a garage site, when offering a garage for let.

Garages are let for the sole purpose of keeping a vehicle only. 

Your responsibilities (including garages attached to a property) 

  • Replace keys or locks to garages when the keys are lost or broken - St Albans District Council does not keep spare keys
  • Repair any damage caused by you, a member of your family, or a visitor to your garage
  • Insurance of any contents in the garage – we will not be held liable for loss, damage, theft of items

Please note: if you rent a garage it MUST only be used for a vehicle and NOT for storage.


  • If a problem is caused by vandalism or a break-in you MUST report it to the police and get a crime reference number, otherwise we will charge you for the repair 
  • If you caused the damage, we expect you to get it repaired yourself
  • If you cannot lock your garage, you are responsible for the security of anything left inside.

How much do they cost?

Garages rents are charged by the week and rates are reviewed every year in April. Weekly garage rental charges.

Council tenants & leaseholders
£13.82 a week
Council tenants and (in some circumstances) council leaseholders do not pay VAT

Private residents
£16.58 a week (VAT included)

Garage locations

How to apply for a garage

If you are a council tenant and your rent account is in arrears or have any former tenant arrears, you will not be considered for a garage.

When we have received your application and if there is a garage available in your area of choice you will be offered this within five working days.

If we do not have a garage in your area available, you will be added to the waiting list and sent written confirmation of this. You do not have to accept any garage you are offered, and you will be put back on the waiting list.

To apply for a council garage, please complete the online form

Apply for a council garage

How can I pay? Toggle accordion

If you have been successful in your garage application, please download and complete the direct debit form below.

Payment can be made by direct debit only.

You can then upload the form to an email and send to: 

Report a repair on a garage Toggle accordion

To report a repair to a council garage site please email or call Morgan Sindall Property Services on 01727 819256

To report fly tipping issue Toggle accordion

If you see fly tipping in a garage site please, please report it.

Report off road fly tipping

Terminating my garage tenancy Toggle accordion

You must give four weeks’ notice that you wish to terminate your garage tenancy.  

All tenancies end on a Sunday. Therefore, if a key is received on a Wednesday that tenancy would end a week and half later. 

Please complete the Termination Form below and then attach it to an email and send to: 



Returning the garage keys Toggle accordion

The outgoing tenant is responsible for making sure that the keys are returned to the council.  They can be handed in at the reception desk at the council offices or returned in the post using a tracked postal service such as recorded or special delivery.

If you do not return the keys, or if the keys are lost, we will charged for the cost of having to change the lock on the garage.