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.
Apply for a guest house parking permit
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.
Post your completed application form, together with any required evidence, to:FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ
City of York Council
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
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.
The initial cost of your guest house parking permit depends when you want to buy it and which zone the permit is for.
You can have a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The standard fees for guest house parking permits are as follows:
- 12 months: £430.00
- 9 months: £322.50
- 6 months: £215.00
- 3 months: £107.50
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.