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.

Your application will take around 10 working days to process - 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
  • for free after a certain time in most of our car parks
  • 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 expired Minster Badge
  • haven't paid relevant parking charges

Map of all council car parks


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Zoom in on the map to view council car park locations in York.

Click on individual car parks for 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 where the badge is irretrievable, we'll issue a replacement badge free of charge upon receipt of a police incident number.

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

Renewing your Minster Badge

To renew your badge, go to apply for a Minster Badge online, but select Residents Minster Badge RENEWAL from the drop down menu when placing your order.

When renewing, you must provide your current badge number along with your vehicle registration details. Please allow 10 working days for delivery.

Note: We won't include a plastic permit wallet when you renew your Minster Badge.

If you change your vehicle

If you change your vehicle, you'll need to return your Minster Badge so we can issue a replacement. You'll need to include a letter with your new vehicle details.

Your replacement badge will display the same expiry date as your previous badge. Please allow 10 working days for delivery.

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

'Fast tracking' your new Minster Badge

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 we offer optional renewal reminders by email.

Cancelling your Minster Badge

Minster Badges are 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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