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' 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:
- Household permits (and additional permits)
- Visitor parking permits
- Special control parking permits
- House in multiple occupancy parking permits
- Disabled parking permits
Permits are also available for people who may own properties within a zone, or have a commercial requirement for parking there:
- Guest house parking permits
- Property parking permits
- Landlord and management agents permits
- Business parking permits
- Commercial parking permits
- Community parking permits
Owners of properties used as Holiday lets in a resident parking area who require permits for their paying customers should email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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