Housing

Apply for a Gypsy and Traveller site pitch

Download an application form to apply for a pitch at one of the Gypsy and Traveller sites in York.

You may not be offered a pitch if:

  • you have any other home (or own any property) elsewhere
  • you owe us money for any reason
  • you currently, or have in the past, trespassed on one of our Traveller sites

Those who apply will be added to a waiting list which uses a 'priority' system with bands relating to your needs. Within each band, applications are ranked in date order of when they were accepted. View a description of each band on page 9 of our Pitch Allocation Policy.

The availability of site pitches is restricted, and is dependent on an occupied site being vacated. As a result, we can't provide any timeframes once your position in the waiting list has been confirmed.

Traveller pitch cost

There is a licence charge for the pitch and you will also have to pay Council tax. You can apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to help you pay; see our benefits information for advice.

Other housing options

You may wish to consider other options, either whilst waiting for a pitch or as an alternative.

You can apply to join North Yorkshire Home Choice which is a list of people who want to be considered for rented accommodation, flats and houses owned by us and housing associations.

Also see

Housing Options Assistants Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554110