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Application For A Permit To Erect Temporary Building

General

A person who intends to erect any temporary buildings described in para. 5.2 shall obtain a temporary building permit from the Building & Construction Authority (BCA). The application shall be made with the prescribed form and accompanied by plans and sketches as explained in the following paragraphs. The submission requirements for the various types of temporary building are listed out in para.5.5. The application shall be cleared by the relevant technical departments before it is submitted to BCA. The BCA, upon accepting the application, will issue a Temporary Building Permit specifying the conditions and duration granted for the building.

The submission and processing requirements are set out in the Building Control (Temporary Buildings) Regulations.

 

Types Of Temporary Building Requiring A Permit From BCA

Category 1

  • A shed for wedding /entertainment (eg wayang/opera stage)/religious ceremony for more than 7 days. If the total periods exceed 90 days in a year, the applicant shall consult the URA first before making the submission to the BCA. The permit can be issued on the spot if the application is in order.
Category 2
  • A stall or shed for trade fair/exhibition/fun fair for more than 35 days. If the total periods exceed 90 days in a year, the applicant shall consult the URA first before making the submission to the BCA. The permit can be issued on the spot if the application is in order.
Category 3
  • Protective hoarding /catch platform/fence/hoarding or frame on the street or foot way for
    building works. The submission must be made by a civil or structural Professional Engineer (PE). The permit can be issued within 7 days if the submission is in order.
Category 4
  • Other temporary buildings granted with Temporary Written Permission (Planning Permission) by the Competent Authority (URA) for not more than 36 months. This category does not include show flat of temporary shed and other temporary shed for the construction of permanent building on construction site and vacant land as they do not require a permit from the BCA. The submission must be made by a civil or structural Professional Engineer (PE). Generally, the permit can be issued within 2 weeks if the submission is in order.


Technical Departments

The following are the relevant technical departments that may have to be consulted, where applicable, before the temporary building is erected.

- Central Building Plan Unit (CBPU), Pollution Control Department of National Environment Agency
- Fire Safety & Shelter Department (FSSD)
- Land Transport Authority, Road & Transport (LTA-R&T)
- Land Transport Authority, Vehicle Parking (LTA-VP)
- National Parks Board (NParks)
- Conservation & Urban Design Division, Urban Redevelopment Authority (CUDD, URA)

Completion Of Works

The applicant shall display the permit on the building on completion of works. The PE shall also submit the following certificates of supervision, where applicable, after the erection:
- Certificate of Supervision of Temporary Building: Form BPD_CSC06
- Certificate of Supervision of Lightning Protection System Form BPD_CSC03

Upon expiry of the permit, the building shall be demolished and removed from the site, and the BCA notified.

 

Submission Requirements

Category 1 Flowchart - No PE’s submission is required.
- No WP is required. 2 sets of plans are to be submitted.
- To be cleared with LTA (R&T) first if the shed is on roadside
(However, if the structure is huge and heavy, PE’s submission together with structural details and calculations are required. Where necessary, other technical departments such as FSSD, CBPU and NParks shall also be consulted.)
The total periods of erection shall not exceed 90 days in a year. Otherwise, approval from URA is required.
Category 2 Flowchart - No PE’s submission is required.
- No WP is required. 2 sets of plans are to be submitted.
- To be cleared with LTA (R&T) first if the shed is on roadside.
(However, if the structure is huge and heavy, PE’s submission together with structural details and calculations are required. Where necessary, other technical departments such as FSSD, CBPU and NParks shall also be consulted.)
The total periods of erection shall not exceed 90 days in a year. Otherwise, approval from URA is required.
Category 3 Flowchart - 2 sets of plans are to be submitted.
- PE’s structural details and calculations are required.
- Clearance or no-objection from LTA (R&T) is required.
 
Category 4 Flowchart - 2 sets of building plan are to be submitted.
- Structural plan details and calculations shall be attached to the building plans.
- WP (Written Permission) from URA is required.
- Clearances from CBPU & FSSD must be attached.
- Clearances from LTA (RT), LTA (VP), Conservation & Urban Design Division (CUDD, URA) - for foreshore works, where applicable, are to be attached.
 

 

Application Form And Plan Fee

  • Application Form: Form BPD_BP09 shall be used.

  • Plan Fee: $10 per month or part thereof.

  • Endorsement: All plans shall be signed by the applicant and the Professional Engineer (PE) where applicable, with the standard temporary building endorsement by PE on the plan.
 
Last updated on 10-Oct-2008