The Minster Badge gives York residents discounts on parking in council car parks and on-street parking bays.

Apply for a Minster Badge

You'll need to supply:

  • your address
  • vehicle details
  • payment details

You can apply for badges for each vehicle you use. It doesn't matter if you use a personal or company vehicle - simply provide the vehicle registration number on application.

On average your application will take 10 working days to process and we'll send your badge to you by post.

Using your Minster Badge

A Minster Badge allows York residents to park at a reduced rate in council car parks during the day.

The Minster Badge also allows you to park for free after a certain time in most of our car parks, and in on-street parking bays after 6.00pm.

The free parking period for Minster Badge holders starts from:

  • 6.00pm until midnight, Sunday to Thursday
  • 5.00pm until midnight, Friday and Saturday in selected car parks only

The 5.00pm start to free parking on Fridays and Saturdays is applicable in the following car parks only:

To qualify for discounts you must display your badge clearly in your windscreen.

A parking fine or 'penalty charge notice' (PCN) may be issued if you:

  • display an old resident discount permit (issued before September 2013)
  • display an expired Minster Badge
  • haven't paid relevant parking charges

Map of all council car parks


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

Click on individual car parks to see more details.

Use the map search bar to search by postcode or street name.

Minster Badge costs

A Minster Badge costs £20.00 and lasts 2 years.

If your vehicle is involved in an accident in which the badge is irretrievable, a replacement badge will be issued free of charge upon receipt of a police incident number.

In all other circumstances (including when your permit is lost) a replacement badge will cost £20.00.

Renewing your Minster Badge

To renew your current badge, you can still apply for a Minster Badge online, but should select Residents Minster Badge RENEWAL from the drop down menu when placing your order.

When renewing, you must provide your current badge number alongside your vehicle registration details.

If you've already renewed your Minster Badge and haven't received your replacement, please allow 10 working days from the date of renewal to receive your new badge.

Changes to your vehicle details

If you change your vehicle, you will need to return your Minster Badge so we can issue you with a replacement. You'll need to include a letter explaining why you're returning a badge and provide us with the new vehicle details.

We will issue you with a replacement badge, which will display the same expiry date as your previous badge. Please allow 10 working days to receive your new badge.

Until you receive your replacement badge, you'll need to pay standard rates for parking.

If you come in to our Customer Centre with your old permit, we can issue you with a new badge there and then so you won't have to wait for a replacement.

You don't need to notify us of any change of address, as optional renewal reminders are issued by email.

Cancelling your Minster Badge

The badge is issued for a fixed period, and the fee is non-refundable.

If you move away from York, you won't be able to return your badge for any partial refund.

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