Rent an allotment
We currently manage more than 900 plots spread across 19 sites within the city. Plots of varying size are available, and are within easy reach of most residents in Lincoln.
Renting an allotment provides people with an opportunity to work outdoors, grow their own produce, and gain from the social and health aspects provided by working an allotment plot.
You can apply for allotment using our online form.
Rents for allotments
Rents for allotments vary according to the size of the plot. Rent charges currently range from £25.80 to £53.10 for the year. Each plot is also subject to a yearly water charge that is currently £16.50.
Calculating your rent
The annual allotment period runs from 1st Feburary to 31st January. If a tenancy is started after 1st February, the rent until 31st January will be charged on a pro-rata basis.
- All persons over the age of 60
- Those in receipt of means tested benefits, i.e. income support, disability benefits, etc.
- Unemployed persons
- A discount of up to 50 per cent off the allotment rent (not water charge) may be available.
After you apply for an allotment, you will be asked to sign a tenancy agreement.
Once you sign your tenancy agreement you will be billed for your allotment. This invoice covers the annual allotment period.
If you are entitled to any concessions, evidence must be provided before the invoice can be reduced. Evidence includes something that shows your date of birth (for those over 60), or written evidence that shows that benefits are being received.
How you can pay
Once you are invoiced for your allotment, you can pay in any of the following ways:
- Pay online: Allotment charges are classed as ‘Sundry Debtors’
- By telephone: Call 01522 873666
- The bank or Post Office: A charge may be applied if paying at the Post Office
Account: City of Lincoln Council
Account Number: 2175126
- Cheques/Postal Orders: These should be made payable to ‘City of Lincoln Council’. If a receipt is required, enclose the invoice with your payment and mark the relevant section. Make sure the debtor code and invoice number are written on the back of the cheque.
- Quarterly Installments: If you wish to pay your annual allotment invoice, issued in February, in quarterley installments, please call 01522 873369.
If you wish to apply for permission to keep livestock on your plot, or to erect a structure, please fill in our online form.