Guidance notes for non residents permits

Please read these guidance notes carefully before you apply for a permit. They are intended to provide additional information, minimise queries and reduce possible delays in processing applications.

Explanation of scheme and prices

Residential parking schemes are in place throughout the district to assist with parking for residents. We administer on-street permit schemes on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council (who are the Highways Authority) and we are unable to increase/amend the qualifying properties in any zone or the maximum allocation of permits. There are a number of additional permits available which are;

  • business permits - requires proof of non-domestic rates and a vehicle registration document confirming your name and vehicle registration. One year business permit £125, two year business permits cost £180.00
  • attendance (carers) permit - available for residents in the need of substantial and regular care. To qualify, please supply either a letter from the carers organisation showing proof of the care required or proof that the carer receives attendance allowance. This permit is free of charge
  • doctors permit - this permit is available for GPs practising from a surgery at an address within a resident zone. Evidence is required to prove this. A permit is issued to a specific vehicle registration. A Doctor's permit costs £30/one year or £60/two year
  • healthcare permit - this permit is an exemption permit for healthcare professionals working for North Yorkshire County Council social services, Harrogate based NHS staff or a member of a nationally recognised organisation serving the physical/spiritual needs of residents living in more than one residential zone. This permit is only valid when attending a residents home and not to be used when attending drop-in centres, surgeries etc. This permit is also not to be used for attending meetings (including meetings in hostels where residents may be based). It is presumed that any client visit will not exceed one hour and there must be a regular need for this exemption. Regular is defined as at least one occasion per day. Proof from the employer is required and the permit cost is £30/one year or £60/two years. A permit is issued to a specific vehicle registration


An administration charge of £20 applies for change of vehicle or for a replacement permit.

How to apply

You can apply online.

If you do not wish to apply online by using the link above you can apply at the Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE where one of our customer services advisors can assist you completing the online form.

Please note we do not issue permits over the counter