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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 a proof of residency permit which will allow you to purchase visitor parking permits.

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

If you have a Blue Badge you don't need a parking permit to park in a ResPark zone. If you display your Blue Badge on your dashboard, this will enable you to park in your own, or any other ResPark zone without any time restrictions. See further information about residents' priority parking for Blue Badge holders.

Once you've registered for a Permit Portal account, you can apply for permits to cover your own vehicle, as well as permits for the vehicles of other household members at your address. It doesn’t matter who the registered owner of the vehicle is. Alternately, other household members can sign up for their own account and apply for their own permits if they prefer.

You don't need a permit if you live in a ResPark zone but don't have a vehicle yourself. However, If you want visitors to be able to park near your property and within your ResPark zone, you'll need to apply for a proof of residency permit, 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.

Vehicles without a permit are only able to park or wait in a zone for the advised permitted waiting time. This is usually 10 minutes, but will be confirmed on signs within the ResPark zone.

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 your property isn't in a ResPark zone you will not be able to purchase a resident parking permit.

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