You can apply for a House in multiple occupancy (HMO) parking permit if you live in a HMO property within a residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zone and the permit is for your car.
A HMO property is a property occupied by unrelated tenants, each with a self-contained, lockable room.
Visitors to the household will need to use HMO visitor parking permits.
Apply for a HMO parking permit
You’ll be given a receipt number (starting ‘ZZ’) which you must include on your HMO parking permit application form, to avoid a delay in receiving your permit.
Post your completed application form, together with any required evidence, to:FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ
City of York Council
Using your HMO parking permit
HMO parking permits allow you to park in community and guest house bays only. These bays will be clearly marked and signposted within your ResPark zone.
Map of all ResPark zones
You can zoom in on the map to view the locations of residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zones in York.
Click on individual zones to see more details.
Use the map search bar to search by postcode or street name to see if your property falls within a ResPark zone.
Cost of HMO parking permits
You can have a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The cost of your permit depends on how long you want the permit for.
There are also 2 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.
HMO permit costs should be the same for each new applicant, even if other residents on separate tenancies at the property already hold a permit.
You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:
- short car parking discounts are available if your car is shorter than 2.7 metres in length
- low emission parking discounts are available for electric/LPG powered cars and cars with emissions up to 120g/km2 (vehicle tax bands A-C)
You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.
You'll be charged the standard rate for any vehicles which don't qualify for the discounted rate.
Proof of vehicle details
HMO parking permits are vehicle specific so we'll need to see a copy of your vehicle registration document (V5 document), to confirm the vehicle details.
If you're not the registered keeper of the vehicle, we'll need to see the V5 document as well as a covering letter from the owner confirming that you have permission to use the vehicle. Examples where this may be the case include:
- lease cars
- company cars
- cars owner by other family members
You can send scanned copies of the V5 document and cover letter (if required) by email, but photographs of documents are not acceptable.
Please note that if you don’t own the vehicle, if a parking fine is issued and not paid, any notification letters will be sent to the registered keeper and not your address
Changes to your vehicle details
Any change to your vehicle details will require a replacement permit. You'll need to return your permit before a replacement can be issued.
Include a letter explaining why you're returning your permit and provide the new vehicle details. Please also include supporting documents relating to the new vehicle:
- vehicle registration document
- a covering letter confirming that you have permission to use the vehicle (if you are not the registered keeper)
The replacement will be issued with the same expiry date as the previous permit. Please allow 10 working days for your new permit to be received.
Until you receive your replacement permit, you'll be unable to park your new vehicle within the ResPark zone.
There may be a change to the applicable charge, if either the old or new vehicle is eligible for a discount. If this is the case, you may need to make a top-up payment or you may be due a partial refund of the amount paid for your original permit, dependent on the nature of the change.
If you come in to our Customer Centre with your old permit, and any required documents, a new one can be issued to you then and there so you won't have to wait for a replacement.
Cancelling your HMO parking permit
You can cancel your HMO parking permit at any time, and you'll be issued with a pro-rata refund for any time remaining on the permit.
Once issued, HMO visitor parking permits can't be returned and the fee is non-refundable.
HMO visitor parking permits
The first person in a household to register for a HMO permit is issued with an authorisation card which is shared with all residents in the HMO property in order to buy visitor parking permits.
Any visitor permits issued are not vehicle specific. These can be used by other members of the household, or by visitors to the household.