The evening frequent users pass (EFU pass) lets you park in most off-street car parks and on-street pay and display areas during the evening and overnight.

It's available for residents, non-residents and charities.

Charities are not charged for passes and can apply for up to 5 passes free of charge if the business premises are within the inner ring road. There are different charges for residents and non-residents.

Complete the appropriate application form and ensure you include a copy of any required supporting documentation.

The EFU pass allows you to park at the following times:

  • 5.00pm to 8.30am Mondays to Saturdays
  • until 12.30pm on Sundays

Some on-street pay and display bays have waiting restrictions (yellow lines) that are enforceable from 8.00am until 6.00pm, therefore your permit will only entitle you to park at these locations from 6.00pm until 8.00am. The signs displayed at each location will let you know when you can park there.

The pass can't be used in Foss Bank or Piccadilly car parks, as they close in the evening.

EFU pass locations

The EFU pass allows parking in the following car parks and on-street areas.

Car parks

On-street pay and display

5.00pm until 8.30am from Monday to Saturday and until 12.30pm on Sundays at:

  • Carmelite Street
  • Lawrence Street
  • Lord Mayor's Walk
  • Micklegate
  • North Street
  • Palmer Lane
  • Piccadilly
  • Priory Street
  • Skeldergate
  • Tanner's Moat
  • Toft Green
  • Walmgate

6.00pm to 8.00am every day at:

  • Fossgate
  • Piccadilly
  • St Deny's Road
  • The Stonebow
  • Walmgate

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.

EFU pass costs

Residents and non-residents can have a pass which is valid for 3 or 12 months. The cost of your pass depends on how long you want it for.

There are also 2 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.

Discounted rate

You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:

You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.

Standard rate

You'll be charged the standard rate if you don't qualify for the discount rate.

EFU pass rates for residents

Number of months

Discounted rate Standard rate
3 Months £11.50 £23.00
12 Months £46.00 £92.00

EFU pass rates for non-residents

Number of months

Discounted rate Standard rate
3 Months £16.50 £44.00
12 Months £66.00 £132.00

Changes to your vehicle details

If you are receiving a short car or low emission discount then your EFU pass will be vehicle-specific.

This means that any change to your vehicle details will require a replacement EFU pass, regardless of whether the new vehicle is also eligible for a discount.

You'll need to:

  • return your EFU pass before a replacement can be issued
  • include a letter explaining why you're returning your pass
  • 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 EFU pass. Please allow 10 working days for receipt.

Until you receive your replacement EFU pass, you'll be unable to park your new vehicle within council car parks or on-street pay and display bays, unless you make the standard parking payment.

If you come in to our Customer Centre a new one can be issued to you then and there - so you will not have to wait for a replacement.

If you want to update your EFU pass in person, please ensure that you bring:

  • your old pass
  • any required documents
  • a method of payment (if applicable)

Cancelling your EFU pass

You can cancel your EFU pass at any time, and you'll be issued with a pro-rata refund for any time remaining on the permit.

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