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FAQs


What is Legal Requisition?

Legal Requisition is a search that provides information on the latest planning decision, the current Master Plan zoning for a property. Any member of the public may apply for a Legal Requisition. In most cases the Legal Requisition is submitted by law firms, usually for the purpose of property transactions.

What are the charges involved?

A flat fee of $50(subject to GST) per property will be charged upon each application of Legal Requisition.

What are the modes of payment URA accept for Legal Requisition?

As of now, URA accepts 4 payment modes for this service, namely:
  • Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard)*
  • eNETS Debit*
  • Cheque


* online payment

Credit Card

On the payment gateway page for Credit Card payment,

i. enter your name that appears on your credit card, followed by your credit card number and expiry date
ii. verify that the information entered is correct, and proceed with payment
iii. you will be directed back to a notification page if your payment was successful, or prompted to contact our Customer Service Officer in the event of any problems

eNETS Debit (DBS/POSB/UOB Internet Banking)

For information about eNETS as Internet banking, please click here

Cheque

Cheques should be crossed and make payable to "Urban Redevelopment Authority" and send to the following address:

Development Control Group,
Urban Redevelopment Authority
45 Maxwell Road
Tower, The URA Centre
Singapore 069118

Remember to indicate the Transaction Reference Number on the back of the cheque.


How long do I have to wait before I get a reply?

In most cases, you will receive our reply within 3 working days.


How will URA send me a reply?

You will receive a reply through fax.


What are the information I need to furnish URA when applying for Legal Requisition?

When applying for Legal Requisition, you need to furnish URA with the following particulars:
  • Name of property
  • Address of property
  • Lot No, Town Subdivision (TS) / Mukim (MK) number of property
  • Applicant Particulars

Where can I obtain the Lot Number and TS / MK Number of a property?

You may access the INTEGRATED LAND INFORMATION SERVICE (INLIS)
website for the Lot Number and TS / MK Number of a property.

Proceed by :
  1. clicking on the website
  2. Select Online Land Information System from the Please click to select service ... selection listbox
  3. using the menu on the left, derive the Lot particulars by providing relevant search criteria such as postal code or address.

What are the information I can obtain from the Legal Requisition?

You will be able to obtain the following information from the Legal Requisition:
  • Latest planning decision made by URA on the property
  • The approval and expiry date if the latest planning decision is Grant of Written Permission
  • The refusal date and grounds of refusal if the latest decision is a Refusal of Grant of Written Permission
  • The current Master Plan zoning of the property

Can the Legal Requisition provide information on acquisition of a property?

As the Legal Requisition only provides information on the latest planning decision and current Master Plan zoning, it does not provide information on acquisition of a property. For information on whether a property is affected by a Government Gazette Notification under the Land Acquisition Act, you may access the Lot Base System under LAWNET. If you are not a subscriber of LAWNET, you can make use of the Lot Base System terminal for a fee at the Singapore Land Registry, or visit their
website.

Can the Legal Requisition provide information on Road or Drainage proposals affecting a property?

As the Legal Requisition only provides information on the latest planning decision and the current Master Plan zoning, it does not provide information on Road or Drainage proposals affecting a property. For information on Road proposals, you may apply for a Road Line Plan from the LTA or visit their
website. For information on Drainage proposals, you may apply for a Drainage Interpretation Plan from Ministry of Environment, ENV or visit their website.

Can the Legal Requisition provide information on the approved use of a property?

The Legal Requisition can provide information on the approved use of the property only if the latest planning decision is an approval for a conversion of use of the property. Otherwise, information on the approved use of a property cannot be made known through a Legal Requisition. For information on the approved use of a property, you are advised to submit a search using
Form DC 15 and pay the requisite search fee of $100/- (subject to GST). If besides knowing the approved use of a property, you want to know whether planning permission is required for changing the use of a property, you are advised to submit an enquiry via our e-service "Enquiry on Change of Use of Premises. The requisite fee is $150 (subject to GST).
 

Last updated on Wednesday 02 May, 2012