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Temporary Occupation Licences
What is "TOL"?
A Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) is a Licence issued by SLA for the temporary use of State land or for the purpose of the retention of minor encroachment from private properties onto State land.
What are some examples of uses that require TOL applications?
TOLs are issued for the temporary use of State land for the following purposes:
Continued occupation by owners of properties already acquired by and reverted to the Government which are not required for immediate development.
Continued occupation of land (e.g. garden, wall and fence etc) already vested or surrendered to the Government, pending implementation of road or drainage or
any other public projects.
Regularisation of minor encroachments on State land.
Temporary use of State land for worksites, site offices, concrete batching plants, storage, outdoor refreshment areas, etc.
Construction of temporary access roads, outlet drains, gas pipes, sewer lines, etc. on State land.
Use of air and subterranean space on State lands for overhead bridges,underpasses, etc.
Construction of temporary structures on State foreshore.
Use of State lands for sand and granite quarrying.
Temporary car parks, open spaces, landscaping etc.
Mini fairs, trade expositions, carnivals, etc. on State land.
Location filming, soil investigations, religious celebrations, wayang stages, dinner sheds, etc. on State land.
Do I need to apply for permission to construct a temporary access road over State land?
Yes. You must apply for a TOL and the TOL fee to be levied will be at the prevailing market rate. The Licence will be issued where the proposed road is intended and approved by Land Transport Authority as a public road.
to apply. Please also note that should your application be approved, you may be required to pay for the TOL fee through Interbank Giro.
What fees do I have to pay?
Purchase of the Cadastral Plan (Maps) $11.55 inclusive of GST (excluding an optional postage fee of $3.50) purchased through
Integrated Land Information Services (INLIS)
Non-Refundable Processing Fee $173.25 for category A uses and $48.00 for category B uses, inclusive of GST. Examples of uses under Category A are advertisement signages, worksites, storage and sales events. Examples of uses under Category B are funeral wakes, location filming, religious events and weddings. (For a more detailed list of the uses under each category, please refer to the
TOL Fee The amount of TOL fee payable will depend on factors such as usage, location, size of the TOL area, site condition and tenure.
Refundable Security Deposit Ranges from $150 for a 3-month TOL fee depending on the usage, size of the TOL area and other relevant factors on a case by case basis. However, the security deposit shall be forfeited if the licensee fails to comply with any of the TOL conditions.
How do I get my security deposit back?
The security deposit lodged under the TOL will be refunded to your bank account or the cheque returned once the site has been reinstated to original condition to SLA's satisfaction.
I understand that there are standard rates for some of the TOLs. Where can I obtain the TOL rates?
The standard rates can be found
Where can I obtain a copy of the TOL application form?
You may make an application by clicking
. Please also note that should your application be approved, you may be required to pay for the TOL fee through Interbank Giro.
What must I submit when applying for a TOL?
Completed application form
Cadastral plans for all uses The Cadastral plan (site plan) can be purchased through
website. The location and the dimension of the proposed site must be clearly indicated on the Cadastral plan. The plan submitted shall be up to A3 size.
For company/society/business, please submit a copy of the ACRA certificate.
Other Supporting documents for uses stated below:
Advertisement Signages and Project Signboards Detailed drawings and information of size of signages Please note that to put up project signboards and/or signages, you may require an advertisement licence by Building and Construction Authority (BCA). As such, SLA will assist to forward the same application and all attached documents to BCA for their evaluation. BCA may liaise with you directly thereafter if required. For details on outdoor advertisements, please visit BCA's website at
Worksites/showflats, storage & temporary accesses A copy of the letter of contract/award. (Only the main contractor is eligible to apply for the TOL)
Sales events/entertainment events & sports & recreational uses Drawings to indicate the number and sizes of the booths, layout plan, rentals and usage of the booths.
Religious functions/wayang and dinners Supporting letter from the Adviser to grassroots organisation of the constituency.
Payment for the non-refundable processing fee
Please submit the completed form and the necessary documents stated above to:
Singapore Land Authority
55 Newton Road #12-01 Revenue House
Attn: TOL Applications
How do I submit an application to apply for a TOL?
You can submit your TOL application electronically via
When am I required to produce my TOL?
The TOL and the attached conditions are important documents. They help to establish that you are a legitimate user of the property. They should be produced on demand to any Collector of Land Revenue, the police or public officers discharging their duties.
How do I extend my TOL?
You can get approval for extension of use by writing to SLA in advance.
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Last Update : 01 July 2013
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