Parking and permits

Residents' priority parking scheme

Our residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) restricts parking within designated areas, known as 'ResPark zones', to those who are eligible to apply for a permit.

The scheme gives priority parking within a particular zone to:

  • residents
  • residents' visitors
  • property owners
  • local businesses

How the ResPark scheme works

On-street signage informs drivers that parking is restricted to permit holders.

If your home is in a ResPark zone, you may be entitled to residents' permits, and an authorisation card which will allow you to purchase visitor parking permits. You're also able to apply for a permit on the basis of a business need, or commercial interest in a property within a ResPark zone.

The ResPark scheme does not guarantee you a space, but gives you priority over other vehicles who do not qualify to park within a ResPark zone.

Most ResPark permits are only valid within 1 designated zone; usually within the zone of the applicant's home address or business.

A separate permit is required for each vehicle that you wish to park within a ResPark zone (except motorbikes and bicycles).

Vehicles without a permit are only able to park or wait in a zone for the advised permitted waiting time - usually 10 minutes.

Types of ResPark permit

Permits are available for residents within the ResPark zones and their visitors:

Permits are also available for people who may own properties within a zone, or have a commercial requirement for parking there:

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

Larger developments within ResPark zones

If you live in a large housing development within a ResPark zone, such as a block of flats, you may not be eligible to apply for a parking permit.

Find out more about restrictions relating to larger development parking permits.

Abuse of the ResPark scheme

You can complain to ResPark if a vehicle is parked within a ResPark zone without a valid permit or you think a permit is being used incorrectly.

Other parking schemes in York

If you aren't eligible to apply for a ResPark permit you may benefit from discounted parking in some council car parks and on-street bays, see details of:

Also see

Parking Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551309