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Call 01522 881188

The City of Lincoln Council is body responsible for governing the city of Lincoln and some of the immediate surrounding areas.  It is based in the County Offices, Lincoln and the main switchboard number is 01522 881188.


The council offer services through their main offices, over the phone and also via the website.  This includes automated payments and reporting problems.

You can apply for a council house via the website or chat to the housing department.  You can also find out about renting from a housing association and get more information on being a council tenant.  If you need repairs to a council owned property, you can get in touch with the team to book a visit.

The website and phone lines also provide information about the bin collections calendar and garden waste collection.  You can also get information about what waste to put into what bins to help increase recycling rates. You can also report incidents of litter and fly tipping in your area.

The city council are responsible for overseeing public transport and that means buses and also the Lincoln Transport Hub scheme.  They also run a number of car parks around the city and if you get a parking fine, you can query it here or via the website. You can even find out information about planned roadworks around the city to help avoid congestions and get to work on time.

As well as roadworks, the council are also responsible for planning, building control and heritage and local land changes.  So if you want to extend your property or apply to build a new home, you can contact the council to get more information on what to do.  You can check the brownfield land register and check environmental permitting regulations. There is also information about Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and a service to report planning breaches if you think someone has broken planning permission or building regulations in your area.


City of Lincoln Council - MapWards

The City of Lincoln Council is separated into 13 wards each with one or more councillors representing it.  These are:

  1. Abbey,
  2. Birchwood,
  3. Boultham,
  4. Bracebridge,
  5. Bracebridge Heath and Waddington East,
  6. Carholme,
  7. Castle,
  8. Glebe,
  9. Hartsholme,
  10. Minster,
  11. Moorland,
  12. Park,
  13. Skellingthorpe

Contact the council

The council is located in the Council Offices in the Newland area of Lincolnshire alongside Lincolnshire County Council.  The main telephone number to contact the council is 01522 881188. You can also access a wide range of services via their website, including requesting information and reporting problems.  This is found at

The council also offers separate phone numbers for different departments.  For example, if you need to report a repair required to a council property, you can ring 01522 873333 to set up an appointment.  You just need information about what the problem is along with your address and postcode. You can find more information about what services have direct contact numbers and which can be done online via the website.