You need a Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) or Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) to occupy a building.
A Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) is issued when a development complied with all statutory requirements under the Building Control Act & Regulations and has obtained all necessary clearances from the technical departments (e.g. URA, LTA, NParks, SCDF, PUB, NEA). At times, the development may have outstanding issues with the other technical agencies but has nonetheless fulfilled the requirements / clearances suitable for occupation. In such circumstances, a Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) may be issued in lieu of CSC.
How to apply for Express TOP
The TOP can be obtained within one working day through Express TOP, a fast-track system.
- 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
Consultants should inform the TOP officer before or during the application of TOP that the application is for Express TOP.
- Major project: $1,000
- Minor project: $500