Controlled parking zones

Controlled parking zones are on-street parking schemes operating throughout North Yorkshire. View details and apply for a parking permit.

Controlled parking zone are used to manage traffic and the demand for parking.

Controlled on-street parking zones

Controlled parking zones operate throughout North Yorkshire. With different combinations of charges, operational days, hours and maximum stay times, it is important to check the signs before parking. There are also restrictions stopping you returning to a zone within a specified time after leaving.

Variations to charges can be viewed in the public notice below.

Area Times of operation and charges Maximum stay

Harrogate
Pay and display

Short stay areas
915 spaces across all zones

Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

  • 20 minutes - £0.60
  • 40 minutes - £1.20
  • 20 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours, no return within 2 hours
  • Permit holders exempt in certain streets

Harrogate
Pay and display

Inner zone
915 spaces across all zones

Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

  • 30 minutes - £0.80
  • 1 hour - £1.60
  • 1 hour 30 minutes - £2.40
  • 2 hours - £3.20
  • 2 hours 30 minutes - £4.00
  • 3 hours - £4.80
  • 20 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours, no return within 2 hours
  • Permit holders exempt in certain streets

Harrogate
Pay and display

Outer zone
915 spaces across all zones

Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

  • 30 minutes - £0.70
  • 1 hour - £1.40
  • 1 hour 30 minutes - £2.10
  • 2 hours - £2.80
  • 2 hours 30 minutes - £3.50
  • 3 hours - £4.20
  • 20 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours, no return within 2 hours
  • Permit holders exempt in certain streets
Harrogate
Disc or residential parking
3663 spaces across various zones

Varies

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • Varies between 10 minutes and 3 hours
  • Permit holders exempt
Knaresborough
Pay and display

Market place
32 spaces

All days except Thursdays 8am - 6pm

  • Up to 20 minutes - free
  • 20 to 40 minutes - £0.40
  • 40 minutes to 1 hour - £0.60
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes - £0.80
  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes - £1
  • 2 hours, no return within 2 hours
  • Permit holders exempt
Knaresborough
Disc or residential parking
218 spaces across 8 zones

Varies

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • Varies between 1 hour and 3 hours, no return within 1 hour
  • Permit holders exempt
Area Times of operation and charges Maximum stay

Scarborough
Pay and display

51 spaces

All days
9am - 6pm

  • 30 minutess - £1.20
  • 1 hour - £2.00 
  • 1 hour, no return within 1 hour

Scarborough
Pay and display

555 spaces

All days
9am - 6pm

  • 2 hours - £3
  • 3 hours - £4
  • 4 hours - £5
  • 7 hours - £6 
  • 2 hours;
  • 3 hours;
  • 7 hours
  • Permit holders exempt

Scarborough
Disc parking

87 spaces

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm

No charge for discs

  • 1 hour, no return within 1 hour

Scarborough
Disc or residential parking

6,949 spaces

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • Varies between 1 hour and 3 hours, no return within 1 hour
  • Permit holders exempt

Scarborough
Disc or residential parking

576 spaces

Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 12 noon to 7pm

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • 2 hour parking, no return for 1 hour
  • Permit holders exempt
Area Times of operation and charges Maximum stay

Richmond
Disc parking
Town centre area

160 spaces

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

No charge for discs

  • 2 hours, no return within 1 hour

Richmond
Disc or residential parking
Newbiggin / Bargate

150 spaces

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

No charge for discs

  • 2 hours, no return within 1 hour
  • Residents permit holders exempt
Area Times of operation and charges Maximum stay

Bedale
Disc or residential parking

288 spaces

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • 2 hours, no return within 1 hour
  • Permit holders exempt

Northallerton
Pay and display
High Street

270 spaces

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

  • 30 minutes - free*
  • 1 hour - 80p
  • 2 hours - £1.60

*You must still get a free ticket, available from nearby ticket machines, and display this in your vehicle.

If you proceed to purchase a 2 hour ticket after using a free 30 minute ticket, your overall stay must not exceed 2 hours.

  • 2 hours, no return within 3 hours

Northallerton
Disc or residential parking

405 spaces across 13 zones
 

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • 30 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours
  • Permit holders exempt

Thirsk
Disc or residential parking

36 spaces across 3 zones
 

Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm

No charge for discs

Residential parking permit prices apply

  • 1 hour, no return within 1 hour
  • Permit holders exempt

Frequently asked questions

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 where designated parking places are indicated.

Vehicles must always be parked within the marked-out bay markings. Breaking any condition of use, parking outside marked bays, or parking in a suspended parking place, may result in enforcement action.

Examples of parking places include resident, business, doctors or disabled badge permit holders only; pay and display; loading places and motorcycles only.

Parking discs are free from nearby businesses and council offices.

Parking discs should be clearly displayed at all times in designated parking zones across North Yorkshire.

There are certain restrictions for motorhomes parking in North Yorkshire. These can be found below. It is important to always check the local signs before parking in an area.

Park and ride areas

Motorhomes are allowed to park at the Scarborough park and ride sites, but not overnight. Caravans are not permitted.

Other parking areas

Motorhomes are not permitted to park between the hours of 11pm and 7am each day on the following streets:

  • North Promenade, Whitby
  • East Terrace, Whitby
  • Royal Crescent, Whitby
  • Links View/Love Lane, Whitby
  • Sandside, Scarborough
  • Foreshore Road, Scarborough
  • Esplanade, Scarborough
  • The Beach Road, Filey
  • The Crescent, Filey 
  • A174 Sandsend, "The Parade"

The restricted times do allow the vehicles to park during the day.

Any other unrestricted road remains available for motorhome parking. It is important to always check the local signs and road markings before parking in an area. There are also many privately owned caravan camping sites along the coast line which welcome guests.

Businesses can request stocks of parking discs to give to customers and visitors.

Contact Harrogate Borough CouncilScarborough Borough Council or your local district council for parking discs in their areas.

We have a  parking petitions scheme (pdf / 18 KB) which allows anyone to raise a petition about parking restrictions in place for a specified location.

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