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Parking Permit FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions regarding parking permits for Pay & Display car parks within the Craven District.

Who qualifies for a Craven parking permit?

Anyone who uses a car, van or motorcycle can apply for a parking permit to park in the Council's Pay & Display car parks.  More than one vehicle may be registered on the permit.

What does the permit allow you to do?

The permit will allow you to park in any of the Council's Pay & Display car parks in Skipton, Settle and Ingleton, providing a space is available.  Please refer to the pdf icon Parking Permit Terms & Conditions 2017-18 [335kb] for restrictions on where and when each permit may be used and how to use the time clock/parking disc (if applicable).

How do you use your permit?

The original permit must be displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle it is being used on, clearly displaying the face of the permit detailing the expiry date and vehicle registration number(s), so that it can be inspected by the Civil Enforcement Officer.  If a permit is valid for more than one vehicle, it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the permit has been transferred to the vehicle that it is to be used on.

What are your duties as a permit holder?

It is your duty to ensure:

How do you apply for as permit?

Permits can be purchased at any time during the year.  You can apply and pay for a Craven Parking Permit online, the quickest and easiest way.
Alternatively, you can download an application form, request Customer Services to post one out (01756 700600) or obtain one from Customer Services reception desk at Belle Vue Square.  Cheques should be made payable to Craven District Council.

Need to make an amendment to your permit?

If you wish to add or remove vehicles or change permit type, please return your existing permit for cancellation with new details to Customer Services at Belle Vue Square.  There is an administration fee of £15.00 payable each time an amendment is requested [cheques should be made payable to Craven District Council].  No charge to amend contact details as we do not need to issue a new permit. 

How do you renew a parking permit?

The majority of permits expire at the end of March and renewal letters are sent out to these permit holders - if no details have changed, you can quickly and simply renew online.  If you have registered an email address with us, we will endeavour to email a reminder when your permit is due for renewal.

How do you pay for a parking permit?

You can pay for parking permits online.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque or call in to reception and pay by card or cheque [cheques should be made payable to Craven District Council].

How do you cancel a parking permit?

If you wish to cancel a permit, please complete the pdf icon Refund Request form [233kb] and return with existing permit to permits@cravendc.gov.uk or post to the Permit team at Craven District Council. Where payment has been made upfront, refunds are only considered for full unused months' remaining after permit has been handed in for cancellation; an administration charge of £15.00 is applicable in all cases.  Please email permits@cravendc.gov.uk if you have any queries, or contact Customer Services on 01756 700600.

What are Penalty Charge Notices, and how do you appeal?

Enforcement of parking restrictions in Craven is carried out by Harrogate Borough Council, with standardised penalty charges.

For information on how to dispute or appeal against a Penalty Charge Notice please see our Parking fines web page.

When would CDC withdraw a permit?

A permit may be withdrawn or invalidated if:

  • it is found that a permit is not being used in accordance with these guidelines
  • it is found that a person is no longer eligible to hold a permit
  • the permit is altered or defaced in anyway or passed to unauthorised users
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