Harrogate residents and visitors can pay for town centre parking using AppyParking.
- download the free AppyParking app for iOS and Android
- create a profile, register a payment card and your vehicle registration
- use the app to navigate to a location with spaces available in real-time. Just look for the green circles on the parking pins to see if there is a space
Once you have safely parked and turned off your engine, you can use the app to begin the parking session. Select 'Park Now' and follow the steps to begin your parking session
Drive off when you are finished. The session will end automatically and you will be charged for the exact time you were parked
You will receive a receipt via email after your stay
Instead of pre-paying in half hour or hourly increments at the machine, users of the app benefit from 'linear pricing'. The normal rules and tariffs at the chosen location apply, but beyond the minimum stay, typically 30 minutes on-street and 1 hour in car parks, app users pay per minute.
There is 30p convenience fee charged on app transactions. This fee is typical for all cashless parking app solutions and ensures that the operational cost can be covered and the local authority receives the full revenue from each parking session. Pay and display machines are still available at each car parks.
If the app does not sync with a sensor, it will send you to a 'Pay for Parking' session - you just need to select the location and return time. In the app you can extend your stay or end the parking session early and so only be pay for the time you were there.
If your phone battery runs out during a session, when you drive away you will still be charged for that period. However, you won't receive any push notifications about approaching your maximum stay, if applicable.
Our traffic wardens will know if a vehicle has paid using AppyParking as their handheld device will confirm whether the vehicle has paid for a parking session via the app using your vehicle registration number.