Council housing - parking and garages
Garages / Lock- Ups and Pitch Sites
- A garage or lock-up is a structure leased from the Council for the storage of a car, motor bike or motor-scooter.
- A pitch site is a piece of ground leased from the Council for parking a car, motor bike, motor-scooter or a small van.
There are two types of pitch sites;
- A Hard site which has either a concrete or a tarmac surface
- A Soft site has no hard surface and it is often bare ground.
Applying for a garage or a pitch site
You can rent a garage or pitch site from Stirling Council if you are;
- aged 16 and over
- working or living within the Council area
- not owing the Council any outstanding debts or if you do you must have made 12 consecutive payments to any or every outstanding debt(s) to the Council.
If you wish to apply for a garage, lock-up or a pitch site, you can download one of the forms below depending on your area preference and return the form to:Housing Services
Allan Water House
What do I do if I need a garage or pitch site?
If you need a garage lock-up or a pitch site, you can apply for one following the information above.
Who can apply for a garage or pitch site?
Anyone living or working in Stirling Council area, aged over 16 and owns a car, motor bike, motor-scooter or a small van can apply for a garage lock-up or pitch site.
How do I apply for a garage or pitch site?
You can apply for a garage lock-up or pitch site by downloading and completing one of the forms above depending on your area preference, you might want to have a look at both forms and complete one.
*After you have completed the forms, please ensure you have signed and dated it to avoid any delays in processing your application form.
Who do I submit my application form to?
You can return your application form to your Local Housing Officer who will send it to the garage team or you can post it to the address on the form.
Will I be informed about the progress of my application form?
Once your application has been received, the garage team will process it and if a garage comes up for allocation and you are the next on the list, the team will contact you either by phone or letter to discuss further if you are happy to take up that garage or pitch site.
Can my application be refused?
Yes. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria above, your application may be refused or suspended.
What should I do if I change address?
You should notify the garage team of changes of contact details such as your address, telephone or mobile
Can I put up a structure on my pitch site?
Yes. If you wish to put up a structure on your garage pitch site, you can do so by speaking to one of the team members for further information
What can I store in my garage?
The garages are meant to be used only for the storage of your car, motor bike or motor-scooter.
*For safety reasons please note you are not allowed to store any other materials in the lock-ups especially flammable or explosive items such as gas cylinders, you should also note that you are not to connect any source of power energy to the garage.
Who can I report/make complaints or comments to?
If you have any complain or comments, you can report it to either your Local Housing Officer or the garage team who will see to it that the problem is dealt with.
What do I do if I am going on holidays?
If you are going on holidays, you should pay your rents in advance if possible to cover the time that you are travelling. You can also arrange with the garage team to pay any outstanding debt after your holidays and it is your responsibility to ensure you make the payment.
How do I pay for my rent?
If you are renting a garage you are required to pay your rent weekly in advance. This can be done by direct debit payment or by cash with a rent card at any pay point. See garage lettings for further details
What if I am in arrears?
If you are in rent arrears, you should contact the garage team as a matter of urgency to make arrangement to pay your arrears in full or instalments. See garage arrears for further details.
What happens if I ignore my arrears?
If you are in rent arrears and you do not make arrangements to clear your arrears the garage team will send you letters asking you to make arrangements to clear your accounts and if you do not respond to them or clear your arrears, your tenancy may be terminated and you will given time to clear the garage. See garage arrears below for further details.
Can I lose my tenancy?
Yes, you can lose your occupancy if you fail to abide by the terms and conditions of the garage or do not pay your rent/arrears.
Can I succeed a garage lock-up or pitch site from a friend or relative?
A lock-up or pitch site can only be succeeded in exceptional cases where an electoral registered joint tenant wishes to be the sole tenant of the property due to their partners’ being deceased or wishing to give up the tenancy, otherwise, succession rights is not applicable to this tenancy.