Event organisers/vendors/ individual applicants intending to hold an indoor event at Shopping Malls, such as a stage show, exhibition, trade fair, food fair, etc. is to obtain the Temporary Change of Use permit (TP) approval from SCDF.
In the continual effort to create a pro-enterprise environment, simplifying the TP application processing/approving, SCDF has reviewed the TP approval for events held within Shopping Malls.
Since 20 April 2016, SCDF has issued the TP approvals directly to the shopping malls’ managements or MCSTs for the temporary events held within the mall premises.
Hence, with this implementation, event organisers / vendors / individual applicants are not required to apply directly to SCDF for the Temporary Change of Use permit (TP) application. They can approach and liaise directly with the Mall’s management and MCST for the approvals.
For enquiries, please contact the following officers :
Mr Ajit at 68481447 or email at Md_Ajit_Husain@scdf.gov.sg
Mr Lim Hock Guan at 68481436 or email at Lim_Hock_Guan@scdf.gov.sg
Currently, any building management intending to temporarily change the use of part of its building for holding an indoor event such as a stage show, exhibition, trade fair, food fair, etc. is to obtain an approval from SCDF. These are commonly known as Temporary Permit (TP) applications. In the continual effort to create a pro-enterprise environment, simplifying the TP application processing/approving, and meet the demand of the public for fast TP clearance, SCDF has reviewed the TP approval for Shopping Malls.
From 20 April 2016 onwards, SCDF would issue the TP for temporary change of use events in the form of bundle approval of up to 2 months to the shopping malls’ managements or MCSTs. This bundle approval applies only to temporary events and pushcart stalls held at indoor atriums and designated event spaces within the shopping malls. For instance, this single TP approval can cover various events that take place concurrently in the mall within the approved 2-month period.
However, such approval will only be considered / continued if there is no fire safety infringement being found for the temporary events to be held at the shopping mall premises.
To-date, the identified list of shopping malls listed below can approach/apply to SCDF for bundle TP approval (instead of basing on the current practice of individual event-base) which will save them time and cost. The shopping malls’ managements or MCSTs can contact the following officers for the application/details :
Click here for the list of shopping malls.
From 4th April 2016, application for SCDF’s Temporary Change of Use Permit shall be done via the new website, LicenceOne Portal (Beta).
The will be a fee of $80 for each application and the payment is done upfront during the submission process. Please note that the fee is not refundable.
The guideline on the application procedures:
1. TPCU application
2. TPCU Duplicate Method
For application enquiries, please contact the LicenceOne Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact at 6774 1430 during the operating hours from 8am-8pm on Mondays to Fridays and 8am-2pm on Saturdays.
For other details on the technical requirements on SCDF Temporary Change of Use permit, you may contact the SCDF Customer Service at 68481439.