Parking and travel

Guest house parking permits

Owners of guest houses and small hotels can apply for guest house parking permits (also known as 'guest house authorisation cards').

These permits allow paying guests to park in the residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zone where your guest house is located.

The number of permits we can issue depends on the number of guest rooms at your premises and the number of off-street parking spaces you already have.

Owners of properties used as Holiday lets in a resident parking area who require permits for their paying customers should contact for information.

Apply for a guest house parking permit

Parking permits must be paid for before you complete the relevant application form; check how much you need to pay for your permit and what evidence is required.

Pay for your parking permit online

You’ll be given a receipt number (starting ‘ZZ’) which you must include on your guest house parking permit application form, to avoid a delay in receiving your permit.

Email your completed application form, together with any required evidence, to or post to:

City of York Council
Parking Services
West Offices
Station Rise

Please note that we cannot currently issue parking permits in person at West Offices, due to restrictions over access to our Customer Centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

Using your guest house parking permit

Each permit allows one vehicle to park in the guest house or community bays within that zone. These bays will be clearly marked and signposted within your ResPark zone.

Map of all ResPark zones

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You can zoom in on the map to view the locations of residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zones in York.

Click on individual zones to see more details.

Use the map search bar to search by postcode or street name to see if your premises falls within a ResPark zone.

Cost of guest house parking permits

The initial cost of your guest house parking permit depends when you want to buy it, the number of months required and which zone the permit is for.

You can have a permit for 12 months.

See details of guest house parking permit costs.

Guest house parking permit evidence of eligibility

You'll need to provide:

  • documentary evidence that your guest house or small hotel is registered with the Visit York Tourist Information Centre
  • documentary evidence that you have planning consent for use as a guest house or small hotel (complete a 'full planning application' on the Planning Portal)
  • proof of compliance with health and safety and fire regulations
  • a copy of your Business Rates annual demand

Cancelling your permit

You can cancel your authorisation card at any time, and you'll be issued with a pro-rata refund for any time remaining on the permit.

Also see

Parking Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551309