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Street parking - permits
There are various permit parking schemes in operation throughout the County, commonly introduced as part of a 'controlled parking zone'.
These zones are generally referred to as residents' parking schemes. The purpose of a residents' parking scheme is to give residents priority and to manage non residential parking in the zone. The introduction of a scheme does not entitle residents to their own parking space nor does it guarantee every householder a parking space within the zone at all times.
Some residents' parking schemes also enable other persons to obtain permits, such as businesses, doctors or healthcare workers.
Further information regarding how to request the introduction of a new residents' parking scheme can be found here.
Parking permits for residents
There are various types of parking permit and parking schemes in operation across North Yorkshire that exempt the holder of the permit from all of part of the restrictions.
Although there is no legal right for any vehicle owner to park on the public highway, parking schemes for residents have been introduced to assist those living in areas where there is considerable on-street parking e.g. town centres, large developments, tourist locations and railway stations .These schemes impose constraints on both residents and non-residents and the implications of introducing them must be considered very carefully.
The provision of all residents' parking schemes on streets in North Yorkshire is the responsibility of North Yorkshire County Council.
Administration of residents' parking schemes
The administration of issuing residents' parking permits and the cost of permits varies across the County.
If you would like further information about disabled parking facilities in off-street public car parks, please contact your local district council.
Parking permits - frequently asked questions