Residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark)

The residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) restricts parking within designated areas of York, known as 'ResPark zones', to those people who are eligible to apply for a permit.

The scheme gives priority to park within a particular zone to:

  • residents
  • visitors to residents
  • property owners
  • local businesses

Vehicles without a permit are only able to park or wait in a zone for the advised permitted waiting time (usually 10 minutes).

If your home is in a ResPark zone you may be entitled to residents' permits and an authorisation card that will allow you purchase visitor parking permits.

You are also able to apply for a permit on the basis of a business need, or commercial interest in a property within a ResPark zone.

Map of resident parking zones

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How the ResPark scheme works

The ResPark scheme does not guarantee you a space, but gives you priority over other vehicles who do not qualify to park within a ResPark zone.

Most ResPark permits are only valid within one designated zone (usually the zone containing the applicant's home address or business).

A separate permit is required for each vehicle that you wish to park within a ResPark zone (except motorbikes and bicycles).

Types of ResPark permit

Permits are available for residents within the ResPark zones and their visitors:

Permits are also available for people who may own properties within a zone, or have a commercial requirement for parking there:

Cost of ResPark permits

The price of your permit depends on what type of permit you want and how long you want it for.

You can purchase a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. Overall it's cheaper to buy a permit for 12 months as there are additional administrative costs each time you renew.

Discounted ResPark permits

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.

If you qualify you may be entitled to a discount of 50% on the following permits:

To apply for a short car or low emission parking discount complete the application form and ensure you include a copy of your vehicle registration document which will prove the length and/or emissions of your car.

Larger developments within ResPark zones

If you live in a large development which is within a ResPark zone, such as a block of flats, you may not be eligible to apply for a parking permit.

Find out more about restrictions relating to larger development parking permits.

Abuse of the ResPark scheme

You can complain to ResPark if a vehicle is parked within a ResPark zone without a valid permit or you think a permit is being used incorrectly.

Other parking schemes in York

Badger Hill resident permit

Residents of Badger Hill can apply for a special parking permit, but this is separate to the Residents' priority parking scheme.

See more information about the Badger Hill resident permit scheme.

Discounted parking in Car Parks

There are several options available to those who are not eligible to apply for a ResPark permit, or for whom a ResPark permit would not be appropriate.

The following schemes allow for discounted parking in our car parks (and some on-street bays). Season tickets and the Evening Frequent User Pass also allow those who do not live in York to apply:

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