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How does a controlled parking zone work?
Controlled parking zones are indicated by signs which show when you are entering or leaving the zone. In a zone, every street will be subject to waiting restrictions or other parking controls except for where designated parking places are indicated.
Designated parking places are marked out in white and may also be identified by signs detailing:
Vehicles must always be parked within the marked-out bay markings. Contravening any condition of use, parking outside marked bays, or parking in a suspended parking place may result in enforcement action being taken against the vehicle.
Yellow line restrictions operate throughout a controlled parking zone and apply either on the days and hours shown on signs adjacent to the yellow lines, or if there are no signs, on the days and hours shown on the zone entry signs. If there are double yellow lines throughout the zone, these apply at all times.
Yellow lines prohibit waiting, but motor vehicles are permitted to stop to load or unload for a short duration. Loading is not permitted if there are markings on the kerb, either at all times, or between specified times indicated by nearby signs.
Parking and waiting restrictions within zones are enforced by North Yorkshire Police, or in the Harrogate and Scarborough Districts, who operate civil parking enforcement, by civil enforcement officers. Further details about parking enforcement are available here.
Examples of parking places within North Yorkshire are shown in the table below:
The County Council or its agents (Harrogate Borough Council and Scarborough Borough Council), may suspend parking places to allow certain works to be undertaken, such as access for street works, to allow for removal vehicles to park, for special events or for other reasons. In order to suspend a parking place, advance warning signs will be erected where possible and 'No waiting' cones may be placed to indicate the suspension. Vehicles must not be parked where suspensions are in operation, otherwise a penalty may be issued.