Guidelines/Circulars/Advisory to Prepare for Plans and Permit Applications

Before submitting your application for approval of structural plans and building permit, you must be familiar with current guidelines and legislation.


The Guidelines on Submission of Applications to Commissioner of Building Control outline the requirements for the

  • Preparation and submission of different types of plans and lists requirements.
  • Construction and completion of building works for the purpose of obtaining the certificate of statutory completion (CSC) or temporary occupation permit (TOP).


All requirements are governed by the following regulations:


Design Guide Publications

Know your risk

The Framework for Risk-based Inspection (Annex 1) outlines the risks, supervision requirements and supervision checklists to maximise safety.

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The Construction Workforce Registration System (CWRS) is an online portal for CoreTrade and Multi-skilling registration and the renewal of Direct R1 eligibility.

Overseas Testing Management System

OTMS allows you to register the workers for Identity Verification and to check your registration status online.

Lifts and Escalators Application (LEAP) Portal

Lift and escalator owners, contractors and Specialist Professional Engineers (SPEs) can apply for and view applications for Permit to Operate (PTO) here.