Dumfries and Galloway council spend around £800,000 a year on leasing 29 properties.
The properties across the region range from a fire station to a park pavilion.
The BBC report:
The local authority agreed earlier this year to try to move staff out of such buildings and into sites it owns.
However, it still leases a number of properties including museums, community halls, libraries and public toilets.
In response to a BBC Freedom of Information request it declined to reveal individual rents but said the total was £797,858.