You can apply for a special control parking permit if you live in a house or flat in the residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) special control zones within:
- the Micklegate area
- the North Street area
- Agar Street
This is due to the restricted availability of on-street parking within the special control zones.
Parking permits must be paid for before you complete the relevant application form; check how much you need to pay for your permit.
You’ll be given a receipt number (starting ‘ZZ’) which you must include on your special control parking permit 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
If you're unsure whether you're entitled to a special control permit or you need more information, please contact our parking services team before completing your application form.
Using your special control parking permit
The special control parking permit allows you (or a vehicle owner visiting your property) to park in certain resident bays in the area.
Map of special control parking zones
You can zoom in on the map to view the locations of special control 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 special control 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'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.
You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.
Rates for special control parking permits
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Temporary special control parking permits
When you move into a new property, you may not have the relevant proof of address to apply for a parking permit.
You can get a temporary permit in order to park in the special control zone for a period up to 3 months.
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 a temporary permit, complete a special control parking permit application form.
Changes to your vehicle details
If you're 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 the ResPark zone.
If you come in to Customer Centre a new one can be issued to you then and there - so you won't 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 special control 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.