Parking and travel

Resident contract permit

If your main residence is within the city walls, you may be to apply for a resident contract parking permit (1 per household), provided that you don't have a garage or off-street parking for a car at your address.

The permit allows you to park in 1 of the following car parks:

Apply for a resident contract parking permit

Parking permits must be paid for before you complete the relevant application form; check how much you need to pay for your permit.

Pay for your parking permit online

You’ll be given a receipt number (starting ‘ZZ’) which you must include on your resident contract parking permit application form, to avoid a delay in receiving your permit.

You must also select the car park you wish to use. You can refer to our resident contract permit car park map to determine which car park will best suit your requirements.

Email your completed application form, together with any required evidence, to or post to:

City of York Council
Parking Services
West Offices
Station Rise

We process applications within 10 working days of receiving them.

Please note that we cannot currently issue parking permits in person at West Offices, due to restrictions over access to our Customer Centre during the coronavirus pandemic.

Using your resident contract parking permit

A resident contract parking permit lasts for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 1 year.

The permit can't be used in conjunction with any business activities relating to the registered address and can only be used by the permit holder, or a friend/family member visiting the property where the permit is registered.

See resident contract parking permit terms and conditions.

Map of resident contract permit car parks

View larger map

You can zoom in on the map to view the locations of the car parks.

Click on individual car parks to see more details.

Use the map search bar to search by postcode or street name to find the car park closest to your address.

Cost of resident contract permits

There are 2 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.

Foss Bank car park is securely locked in the evening, so each permit issued for Foss Bank will be provided with a key to access the car park when closed. There's an additional charge for the key if you wish to park at Foss Bank.

Discounted rate

You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:

You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.

Standard rate

You'll be charged the standard rate for any vehicles which don't qualify for the discounted rate.

See details of all charges for resident contract permits.

Renewing your resident contract parking permit

You'll receive a renewal form shortly before your resident contract parking permit expires.

Please complete and return this at least 2 weeks before your current permit expires.

Changes to your vehicle details

If you are receiving a short car or low emission discount then your permit will be vehicle-specific.

This means that any change to your vehicle details will require a replacement permit, regardless of whether the new vehicle is also eligible for a discount.

You'll need to:

  • return your permit before a replacement can be issued
  • include a letter explaining why you're returning your permit
  • provide the new vehicle details
  • include the vehicle registration document relating to the new vehicle (if the new vehicle is eligible for a discount)
  • make a top-up payment for the remaining period of cover (if the new vehicle is not eligible for a discount)
  • include a covering letter from the lease company or your employer confirming that you are allowed to use the vehicle (if the new vehicle 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 receipt.

Until you receive your replacement permit, you'll be unable to park your new vehicle within council car parks, unless you make the standard parking payment.

If you come in to Customer Centre a new one can be issued to you then and there so you will not have to wait for a replacement.

If you want to update your permit in person, please ensure that you bring:

  • your old permit
  • any required documents
  • a method of payment (if applicable)

Cancelling your resident contract parking permit

You can cancel your parking permit at any time, and you'll be issued with a pro-rata refund for any time remaining on the permit.

Also see

Parking Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551309