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 your badge will be sent 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 6pm.
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
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 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 the receipt of a police incident number.
In all other circumstances (including when your permit is lost) a replacement badge will cost £20.
Renewing your Minster Badge
To renew your current badge, apply for a Minster Badge online and select Minster Badge renewal from the drop down menu.
When renewing, your current badge number must be provided 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 for your new badge to be received.
Changes to your vehicle details
If you change your vehicle you will need to return your Minster Badge so a replacement can be issued.
Include a letter explaining why you're returning a badge and provide the new vehicle details.
A replacement badge will be issued, which will show the same expiry date as the previous badge. Please allow 10 working days for your new badge to be received.
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, a new badge can be issued to you then and there - so you wont 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.