Pay for parking using your phone

In our car parks (listed below) you can pay for parking using RingGo, a service which lets you pay for parking using a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine.

RingGo is available via smartphone app, text message, the RingGo website or by telephone.

By using RingGo to pay for parking you:

  • no longer need to carry change
  • don’t have to use a parking machine
  • don’t need to put a parking ticket in your car (Civil Enforcement Officers can check which vehicles are parked with RingGo via their handheld units)
  • can pay for long or short stay parking
  • can extend your parking time
  • can buy multiple days of parking
  • can purchase a weekly parking parking permit for £61.50 (+75p service charge) (except by text)

Register with RingGo

You can pre-register with RingGo (free of charge) using the RingGo smartphone app or via; you will be asked to provide:

  • the number plate, colour and make of your vehicle
  • your payment card details

Alternatively, you can register when you park using the RingGo app or by calling RingGo on tel: 01904 360002 (calls to RingGo are charged at your standard network 'local' rate).

See registration instructions at

Park with RingGo

Once you've registered, RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and uses the information you've previously submitted, so when you pay to park you'll only need to:

  • confirm the vehicle you want to park
  • confirm the location code* where you are parked (car park signs provide this information, or see
  • choose the length of time you want to park
  • provide your payment card 3 digit security code

*Minster Badge holders can get a discount using the code stated below, instead of the location code - in such cases please ensure your badge is clearly visible through the windscreen.

Parking locations RingGo location code Minster Badge code
Bootham Row car park 27700 77001
Castle car park 27701 77011
Esplanade car park 27703 77031
Foss Bank car park 27704 Discount not available in this car park
Monk Bar car park 27708 77081
Nunnery Lane car park 27709 77091
Piccadilly car park 27711 77111
St George's Field car park 27712 77121
St George's Field coach park 27751 Discount not available in coach park
Union Terrace car park 27714 77141
Union Terrace coach park 27750 Discount not available in coach park

View a map of all car/coach parks.

Please pay for your parking on arrival, as we cannot guarantee a parking space will be available if you've paid in advance.

For council parking in York, if your parking costs £5 or more, a small convenience charge of 20p is made for using RingGo on top of the normal parking tariff.

Extend your parking session

You can remotely top up your parking multiple times by contacting RingGo; you can top up in one of the following ways:

Use RingGo to pay for parking by text

Visit for details on how to set up RingGo's 'Text to Park' service for your particular location.

Texts are charged at your standard network rate. Optional text messages to confirm your parking session and to alert you when your parking is running out are charged at 30p per message.

RingGo Corporate

RingGo Corporate allows businesses to set up a prepaid account so that nominated employees can pay for parking when on business, this means:

  • there’s no need to know company credit card details or claim money back
  • employees get alerted when their parking session is due to run out, reducing the risk of a penalty charge notice.
  • businesses can view and print HMRC approved consolidated parking invoices which itemise VAT

VAT receipts

If you need a VAT receipt you can view and print these online at

If you provide an email address in your RingGo user account, you can opt to receive a receipt automatically every time you park.

Pay for parking using a ticket machine

If you prefer to pay at machines in our car parks, see our map of car parks to get details of each location and related parking costs.

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