York City have released nine players after finishing 17th in the Conference.
Paul Groves, Shaun Smith, Matthew Coad, Sean Davies, Paul Robinson, Kevin Donovan, Lee Grant, Kyle Armstrong and Ben Jackson are all leaving City.
Boss Billy McEwan has also put captain Steve Davis and striker Paul D Robinson on the transfer list.
McEwan told BBC Radio York: "The wage structure was very high. I've been given the job to clear the mess up, so we've got to try and clear the decks."