You can apply for a household parking permit if you live in a house or flat within a residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zone.
Up to 3 additional household parking permits (2, if you have off-street parking), can also be issued to specific vehicles registered to your address.
- if you live within a special control ResPark zone, you won't be eligible for a standard household permit, and will need to apply for a special control parking permit
- if you live in a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO), you won't be eligible for a standard household permit, and will need to apply for an HMO parking permit
You’ll be given a receipt number (starting ‘ZZ’) which you must include on your 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 household parking permit
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 property falls within a ResPark zone.
You can have a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The cost of your permit depends on how long you want the permit for.
There are also 3 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.
You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:
- short car parking discounts are available if your car is shorter than 2.7 metres in length
- low emission parking discounts are available for electric/LPG powered cars and cars with emissions up to 120g/km2 (vehicle tax bands A-C)
You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.
You'll be charged the standard rate if the emissions are 121g to 185g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands D to I).
You'll be charged the premium rate for your household permit if the emissions are over 185g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands J to M) or your vehicle is longer than 5m.
The discounted or premium rates only apply to the initial permit at an address, and don't apply to additional permits. Rates for additional permits are fixed, and determined by the number of additional permits required.
The first Household permit isn't vehicle specific, however a vehicle registration number is printed on each 'additional' parking permit. You will need to provide proof of address with your application.
To apply for additional permits, you also need to provide one of the following:
- copy of a vehicle registration document for each vehicle. The vehicle registration document must be in your name and the vehicle must be registered at your current address
- for company cars, you must provide a letter from your company on their official company letterheaded paper confirming that you have the use of the vehicle
Temporary household parking permits
When you move into a new property, you may not have the relevant proof of address to apply for a residents' parking permit.
You can get a temporary parking permit in order to park in the residents' parking zone for a period up to 3 months, for up to 4 vehicles per household (3 if you have off-street parking).
You can also apply for 6 books of visitor parking permits per property whilst your temporary permit is valid. Once the allocation of 6 books has been issued, we're unable to issue any more visitor permits until a residents' permit is issued.
Once you've obtained the necessary proof of address, you'll need to send it to the Parking Office to confirm that you reside at the property.
Once the documents have been received, a resident permit will be issued to you so that you can continue to park in your residents' parking area.
You're still able to benefit from the savings achieved by paying for a 6, 9 or 12 month permit. However, if you pay for more than 3 months your temporary permit will still only be valid for the initial 3 month period. On receipt of your proof of address, we'll then issue a valid permit up until the date which was covered by your initial payment.
To apply for temporary permits, complete a household parking permit application form and an additional household parking permit application form, if necessary.
Changes to your vehicle details
If your permit is vehicle-specific, then any change to your vehicle details will require a replacement permit.
Your permit will be vehicle specific if:
- it's an additional permit at an address
- you are receiving a short car or low emission discount
You'll need to return your permit before a replacement can be issued.
Include a letter explaining why you're returning your permit and provide the new vehicle details. Please also include supporting documents relating to the new vehicle:
- vehicle registration document
- a covering letter to substantiate your usage of the vehicle (If the vehicle you drive is a lease/company vehicle)
The replacement will be issued with the same expiry date as the previous permit. Please allow 10 working days for your new permit to be received.
Until you receive your replacement permit, you'll be unable to park your new vehicle within the ResPark zone.
There may be a change to the applicable charge, if either the old or new vehicle is eligible for a discount. If this is the case, you may need to make a top-up payment or you may be due a partial refund of the amount paid for your original permit, dependent on the nature of the change.
If you come in to our Customer Centre with your old permit, and any required documents, a new one can be issued to you then and there so you won't have to wait for a replacement.
Cancelling your household parking permit
You can cancel your permit at any time, and you'll be issued with a pro-rata refund for any time remaining on the permit.
Visitor parking permits
Whether you have a vehicle or not, visitor parking permits can be used to allow vehicles not registered to your address to park within your residential parking zone.
This means that when people visit you, they'll be able to park close to your address without having to worry about the ResPark restrictions.
Disabled parking permits
If you're disabled or require assistance, there are several disabled parking permit options available, including: