Revision in Processing Fees for Development Applications

  Published: 03 October 2016
Circular No : URA/PB/2016/15-DCG


Who Should Know:
Qualified Persons, Developers, Property Owners

Effective Date:
17 Oct 2016

  1. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has revised the processing fees for Development Applications (DA) to better reflect the increased costs in the processing of development proposals.
  1. The last major revision of the fees was in 2007. With greater emphasis on achieving a high quality living and working environment, URA has been putting in more resources over the years to work with developers and Qualified Persons in DA processing. The increased resources helped URA to meet business expectations for the issuance of timely planning decisions. Such timeliness translated into savings for businesses and developers, and contributes to making Singapore a business-friendly city.
  1. The current adjustments to the fee structure were carefully reviewed and are necessary for URA to continue maintaining its service standards. It also helps Singapore to maintain its pro-business environment.

Key changes to the Fee Schedule

  1. Apart from changes to the fees, we have simplified some of the fee categories to reduce the need for interpretation. We have also standardised fees to reduce the risk of incorrect fee payments. See Appendix 1 for a summary of the key changes.
  1. The new Fees Schedule (2016) is attached in Appendix 2. It can also be downloaded from our website. Applicants are advised to use the online fee calculator on our website to calculate the processing fee payable before submitting a DA to avoid unnecessary delays in their application due to incorrect fee payment.


  1. The revised Fees Schedule will take effect on 17 October 2016 and it will apply to new applications and resubmissions that are submitted after the effective date.
  1. For applications with a valid Provisional Permission (PP) granted before 17 October 2016, a grace period up to 31 December 2016 is given. During this grace period, any resubmission that is subject to fee payment will be charged based on the lower of the current or new resubmission fee. For resubmissions made after the grace period, the new resubmission fees shall apply.
  1. I would appreciate it if you could convey the contents of this circular to the relevant members of your organisation. If you or your members have any queries concerning this circular, please Email us. For your information, past circulars and guidelines are available at our website
Thank You.


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