Starting Your Business When Is Change Of Use Permission Not Required? Is The Proposed Change Of Use Allowed?
If you are starting or moving your business into another You need not apply for change of use permission Change of use applications are assessed based on the
premises, the premises need to be approved for your when: Master Plan 2008 of the site and the prevailing
type of business. The approved and proposed uses are in the same guidelines. The Master Plan is the statutory land use
use class. plan which shows the permissible land use and
development intensity for the site.
What Is Change Of Use?
The change of use of the following uses in a
You may need to obtain planning permission from URA
commercial building or shophouse to shop use does Building Use Table
before the use of a particular premises is changed from
not require planning permission: The Building Use Table provides a guide on allowable
its approved use to another use.
change of uses within a building. Change of use
Restaurant Bar/Pub Confectionery
proposals are denoted either as:
Health Sports & Betting Outlet L uses that are permitted and can be lodged under
Your business is likely to fall into one of the 16 uses.
Centre Recreation the Change of Use Lodgment Scheme
Class I Shop
P uses that can be permitted in the Master Plan
Class II Office or Commercial School Amusement Pet Shop Office/ zoning
Class III Restaurant Centre Commercial C uses that are subject to consideration
Class IV Health Centre or Amusement Centre School X uses not permitted
Class V Motor Vehicle Showroom
Nightclub Laundry/ Child Care
Class VI Theatre
Dry Cleaning Centre You need to submit an application for change of use
Class VII Light Industrial Building
Shop which are denoted as P and C. You can lodge for
Class VIII General Industrial Building
change of use which are denoted as L if it satisfies the
Class IX Special Industry Community Motor Vehicle Showroom lodgment criteria.
Class X Warehouse Building uses Showroom
Class XI Convalescent Home
Change Of Use Application Help Tool
Class XII Child Care Centre How To Check The Approved Use Of The You can use the self-help Change of Use Application
Class XIII Community Building Premises? Help Tool to find out whether there is a need to submit
Class XIV Sports and Recreation Building You can check the Electronic Development Register. a change of use application and whether the change of
Class XV Nightclub It is an electronic repository of all written permissions use can come under the lodgment scheme.
Class XVI Pet shop granted or refused by URA from Year 1995 onwards.
Searching of the record is free and a fee of *$30 is Change Of Use Application
Uses that are not under the use classes are “unclassified only payable if you wish to download a copy of the All Change of use applications as shown below are to
uses”. decision notice. be submitted via Online Business Licensing Service
(OBLS) website. You can expect a decision within 2
When Is Change Of Use Permission Required? Alternatively, you can submit an online service weeks. To submit an application, please click the link
You need to apply for planning permission if the “Enquiry On Approved Use” with requisite fees of below.
proposed change of use is: *$50. You can expect a reply within 7 working days.
From one use class to another use class
- New Change of Use Application
From one class to an unclassified use (or vice versa)
- Renewal of Temporary Permission Application
Between unclassified uses
- Change of Use under Plan Lodgment.
Change Of Use Lodgment
Under the lodgment scheme, you can obtain instant
approval for change of use proposal that complies with
a set of lodgment criteria. To check whether the
premises can come under the lodgment scheme,
please click here.
General Guidelines On Change Of Uses
Information Required For Change Of Use
Child Care Centre/Student Care Centre/Kindergarten
Submission & Lodgment http://www.ura.gov.sg/dc/dcu/childcare.html
Before you can make a submission, you will need:
A SingPass Restaurant
Owner’s consent and his/her particulars http://www.ura.gov.sg/dc/dcu/restaurant.html
Postal Code and floor area of the subject premises Student Hostel
Fees (*$300 for change of use application, *$150 for http://www.ura.gov.sg/dc/dcu/student-hostel.html
renewal application, *$100 for lodgment).
* Fees are subject to GST
Temporary Change of Use Within Selected
» Quick Guide
Shophouses & Shopflat Developments in Residential
Time Frame with 1st storey Commercial & Commercial/Residential
You can expect a decision within 2 weeks for new http://www.ura.gov.sg/circulars/text/dc03-35.pdf
change of use and renewal applications. For lodgment,
you can obtain instant approval for change of use Temporary Change of Use to Hotel Use Within
proposal. Selected Shophouses & Shopflat Developments
Useful Links Workers' Dormitories Within an Industrial or
Definition of Use Classes Warehouse Development
Electronic Development Register Development Control Handbook series
Form DC 15
http://www.ura.gov.sg/forms/doc/dc15.doc We wish you every success in
Enquiry on Approved Use
Should you need clarification or advice, you are
Master Plan 2003 welcomed to contact us at:
45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Building Use Table Singapore 069118
Change Of Use Application Help Tool Hotline : 6223-4811
http://www.ura.gov.sg/EnquiryOnApprovedUse/enquiryOnAppUse/ne Email : email@example.com
wEnquiry.do Visit out website at : www.ura.gov.sg
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