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Application for Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)

You need a Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) or Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) to occupy a building.

Apply for a TOP when only certain requisites are complied with. When all the requirements are complied with, apply for the CSC for the building to be occupied on a permanent basis.

How to request for Joint Site Inspection

Steps

Description

How to apply

Qualified Person

  • log on the TOP/CSC Portal
  • select the project for TOP site inspection
  • select the date of TOP inspection
  • submit the Certificate of Supervision of Building Works (Form BPD_CSC02 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPBW) and Declaration by Qualified Person for the Application of TOP/CSC for Building works
    (Form BPD_CSC07 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSCDQP)

3 days before the date of inspection

Express TOP inspection

Qualified Person

  • log on the TOP/CSC Portal
  • select the project for TOP site inspection
  • select the date of TOP inspection (up to the next 4 days from the date of application)
  • payment of $3000
  • submit the Certificate of Supervision of Building Works (Form BPD_CSC02 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPBW) and Declaration by Qualified Person for the Application of TOP/CSC for Building works
    (Form BPD_CSC07 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSCDQP)
    3 days before the date of inspection

5. QP submits relevant documents

 

QP submits to the BCA the following certificates and documents: To remove entire para 5 because this section is only for inspection. 

  • Certificate of Supervision of Building Works (Form BPD_CSC02 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPBW)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Lightning Protection System
    (Form BPD_CSC03 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPLP)
  • Certificate of Supervision for Installation of Lift and Escalator
    (Form BPD_CSC04 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPLE)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Mechanical Ventilation/Air-conditioning System
    (Form BPD_CSC05 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSPACMVS)
  • by Qualified Person for the Application of TOP/CSC for Building works
    (Form BPD_CSC07 or e-form BCA-CSC-CSCDQP)
  • Form BCA-BFA Checklist
  • Builder's Certificate of Completion of Building Works (Form BC/BC) or e-form BCA-BE-BRCTBW)
    Submit to the Building Engineering Department of BCA
  • Relevant forms and Certificates of Supervision for Structural Works. Submitted by PE under separate ES number to the Building Engineering Department of BCA
  • Certificate of Lift Maintenance and Testing
  • A copy of "Annex A"- Listing of Safety Barrier Submission
  • Submission of Record Plan
  • Notice of Acceptance of Commissioning from Civil Defence Shelter Engineering Department
  • QP's Declaration on Compliance with Daylight Reflectance for External Surface
  • Cable Readiness Certificate
  • To comply with the Building Control (Environmental Sustainability) Regulations 2008, submit at the Green Mark e-filing Portal the following forms:
    • BPD_GM01 (Green Mark score calculations for residential and non-residential buildings) at BP stage
    • BPD_GM02 (As-built Green Mark score calculations for residential and non-residential buildings) at TOP stage
  • Declaration by Qualified Person
    (Form BCA-CSC-TOPCSCDQP)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Building Works
    (Form BCA-CSC-CSPBW)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Lightning Protection System
    (Form BPD_CSC03)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Air-conditioning/Mechanical Ventilation System
    (Form BPD_CSC05)
  • A set of Barrier-free Access Route Plans, where applicable
  • Copies of Written Permission issued by the URA
  • As-built plans where any deviations from the approved building plans are highlighted
  • Other documents, if required by the BCA

How to apply for TOP

Requirements

  • Completed successful site inspection with BCA
  • Clearance from the following technical departments:
    • PUB – Drainage and Sewerage
    • NEA – Pollution Control and Environmental Health
    • FSSD – Fire Safety
    • LTA – Road & Transport
    • LTA – Vehicle Parking
    • LTA – MRTC line
    • NParks
    • URA
    • EMA (for residential development with 10 units or more)
    • Cable Readiness Certificate
    • CAAS and DSTA – Height Control

How to apply

 

Submit the following documents via CORENET e-Submission System:

  • Certificate of Supervision of Piling Works and Notice of Completion
    (Form BCA-BE-QPCTPW or BEV C1)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Structural Works
    (Form BCA-BE-QPCTSSW or BEV C2)
  • Certificate of Record Structural Plans/Calculations
    (Form BCA-BE-CTASST or BEV C3)
  • Builder's Certificate of Completion of Building Works
    (Form BCA-BE-BRCTBW or BC/BC)
  • As-built Plans, Test Reports and Certificate of Supervision of Lightning Protection System
    (Form BCA-CSC-CSPLP or BPD_CSC03)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Installation of Escalators/ Lifts/ Stair lift/ Platform lift
    (Form BCA-CSC-CSPLE or BPD_CSC04)
  • QP's declaration on compliance with daylight reflectance for external surfaces
  • Permit to Operate (PTO) for lifts in development 
  • Submission of Record Plan
    (Form BCA-BP-BPRP01)
  • Compliance to Written Advice issued after site inspection
  • Clearance on the as-built Buildability/ Constructability score
    (Form BCA-BP-BS03 or BPD_BS03, Form BEV-CS01)
  • Clearance on the as-built GM score
    (Forms BPD_GM02 + BPD_GM02_Appendix 2)
  • Commissioning approval for the CD shelters
    (Form BCA-CD-COMM01)
  • Declaration by Qualified Person
    (Form BCA-CSC-TOPCSCDQP)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Building Works
    (Form BCA-CSC-CSPBW)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Lightning Protection System
    (Form BPD_CSC03)
  • Certificate of Supervision of Air-conditioning/Mechanical Ventilation System
    (Form BPD_CSC05)

How to apply for Express TOP

The TOP can be obtained within one working day through Express TOP, a fast-track system.

Requirements

  • Meet all the TOP requirements
  • Compliance certificates from key technical departments or TOP/CSC for the works
  • QP confirms and certifies compliance with BCA requirements spelt out in the written directions from the BCA following the site inspection  

How to apply

Submit the BPD_ETOP application form through CORENET e-Submission System, after BCA confirms receipt of TOP application.

Fee

  • Major project: $1000
  • Minor project: $500 
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