Buying a car in Singapore is one of the most expensive purchases you can make. But apart from paying thousands of dollars on car maintenance, petrol, insurance and other car-related expenses, another thing that every vehicle owner needs to consider is applying for HDB season parking.
If you live in an HDB flat or want to park in an HDB estate near your workplace, then you will probably need to apply for a season pass. Whether you’re looking to apply for HDB season parking, renew it, or do a transfer, this article has got you covered.
If you’ve missed out our detailed guide to the different HDB parking schemes in Singapore, check it out here: HDB Parking Schemes: Your Guide to Season Parking and Parking Fines.
In this article, we will be focusing on the regular HDB Season Parking that HDB offers.
HDB Season Parking Application, Transfer and Renewal Overview
What is HDB season parking
A monthly subscription that allows you to park your vehicle(s) at HDB car parks
How to apply
Via HDB e-service portal or Mobile@HDB app
Credit or debit card only
From the 1st (first priority), 18th (second priority) and 21st (third priority) of every month
From $80 for motor vehicles and from $15 for motorcycles
How to renew
Via GIRO scheme, recurring credit card payment, Renewal of Season Parking e-Service, Mobile@HDB app and/or AXS machines
How to transfer
Apply for permanent or temporary transfer through HDB e-service or Mobile@HDB app
How to cancel
Apply for Termination of Season Parking via the HDB e-Service or Mobile@HDB app
What is HDB Season Parking?
With a valid subscription, you can park your car or motorcycle within a certain HDB car park group at any time. Plus, you no longer have to display parking coupons when you have a season pass.
You’re also eligible to apply even if you don’t live in an HDB flat, provided that the car park that you’re applying for is close to where to live or work.
For example, if your workplace is near an HDB estate, but you don’t want to fork out a fortune for your office car park, you can apply for HDB season parking for a car park that’s nearby. But do note many drivers probably have the same idea, so be prepared to face stiff competition!
HDB Season Parking Payment Methods
Like everything else in life these days, you can apply for your HDB season parking online. There are two ways you can do this, via HDB’s e-Service, or through HDB’s mobile app.
HDB e-Service: You can submit your season parking application via HDB’s e-Service. You’ll need to log in using your SingPass, and follow the instructions given on the portal.
HDB season parking payment methods
Whichever method you choose, you’ll need to pay for your season parking either by credit card or direct debit:
Credit card: Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Direct debit: DBS, UOB, OCBC, Citibank, and Standard Chartered.
Before applying, be sure to run a search for available lots near you using the HDB Season Parking Information portal.
Some car parks are more popular than others and are prioritised for specific groups of people (e.g. residents or tenants with their first car).
If you’re thinking of applying for one of these car parks, you will need to submit the following documents for verification:
Documents to bring for HDB season park application
Business Registration Certificate
You are a registered shop tenant of an HDB commercial/industrial premise
Letter from Company
You drive a company-registered vehicle home OR a company car home and are an employee of a car rental company
Letter from taxi organisation
You drive a taxi home
HDB Season Parking: How are Parking Lots Allocated?
As mentioned, parking slots and allocation are prioritised for residents or tenants with one vehicle, as well as those who work around the vicinity.
Slots are also allocated based on a first-come, first-served basis every month, so in order to boost your chances of securing a slot, you should apply as soon as the booking period opens.
There are two types of HDB season parking: high occupancy car parks and low occupancy car parks.
If you’re applying for car parks with low demand, you can start booking from the first month onwards. But if you’ve applied for a popular car park, you can only start booking on your assigned date. This will be based on the priority group that you’re in.
As the HDB car parks are meant for HDB residents, you’ll be one of the first people to book a lot every month if you’re a resident.
HDB Season Parking Priority and Booking Dates
First vehicle owned by HDB flat owners, tenants, authorised occupiers, approved sub-tenants of whole flats, commercial tenants, and HDB's shops/offices employees
From the 1st of every month
Second and subsequent vehicles owned by flat owners/ tenants/ authorised occupiers/ registered shop tenants
From the 18th of every month
Residents who do not own the vehicle, sub-tenants of flats, non-residents
From the 21st of every month
First priority booking date starts from: 1st of the month
Who is eligible for first priority booking?
First vehicle owned by
HDB flat owners, tenants, authorised occupiers, and approved sub-tenants of whole flats
Registered tenants of HDB commercial and industrial premises
Market and hawker stallholders
Employees of HDB's shops/offices, or first company-registered vehicle of HDB flat owners, tenants, and authorised occupiers
Second priority booking date starts from: 18th of the month
Who is eligible second priority booking?
Second and subsequent vehicles owned by flat owners/ tenants/ authorised occupiers/ registered shop tenants
Third priority booking date starts from: 21st of the month
Who is eligible for third priority booking?
Residents who do not own the vehicle
Sub-tenants of rooms of flat, and/or non-residents
In essence, these arrangements are in place to help prioritise season parking for HDB residents. After all, no one wants to come home after a long, hard day at work and have to struggle to find a place to park.
HDB season parking price list (accurate as of April 2021)
Here’s a table of the monthly HDB season parking prices, which are based on the type of vehicle and location of the car park:
Location/type of car park
Tier 1 cars
Tier 2 cars
Restricted zone (surface/kerbside)
Restricted zone (sheltered)
Designated area (surface/kerbside)
Designated area (sheltered)
Rest of island (surface/kerbside)
Rest of island (sheltered)
Industrial park (multi-storey car park)
Industrial park (night parking)
Centralised lorry park
Tier 1 season parking rates apply to the first car of an HDB resident’s household. The resident must either be the registered flat owner, occupier, or tenant living in the HDB precinct served by the car park.
Tier 2 season parking rates apply to the subsequent cars of HDB residents, and all cars of non-residents.
What is Family Season Parking (FSP)?
Family Season Parking (FSP) allows you to park at season parking car park lots near your family member's HDB home. FSP costs half the price of 'normal' season parking charges:
Type of HDB car park
Family Season Parking (FSP) rate for cars
Family Season Parking (FSP) rate for motorcycles
Surface car park
Sheltered car park
Special precinct car park
According to HDB, you must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible to apply for FSP:
You must be the owner, authorised occupier, approved subtenants of an HDB flat/ room, or an owner/ tenant of an HDB shop with living quarters
You must have valid HDB season parking for your HDB flat/ shop with living quarters
You must be able to prove your relationship with your family member (i.e. parents/children/ siblings/grandparents/in-laws)
You must be able to prove that your family member is living in the HDB flat/shop
You may apply online through the HDB e-service or Mobile@HDB app, or physically at the HDB branch office.
HDB Season Parking Renewal
1. Automatic renewal
You can renew HDB season parking by the following methods:
These methods let you automatically pay your fees every month, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to renew your season parking. Plus, if you renew it with the GIRO scheme, you’ll receive a 2% rebate for every successful transaction.
2. Manual renewal
If you prefer to renew your season parking manually every month, you can do so by one of the 3 methods below:
The payment method for the renewal via the e-Service and mobile app is the same as the application. You can pay either by credit card or direct debit.
Do take note that you’ll be charged a full month’s rate. So if you renew your season parking later in the month, say on 15 June, you’ll have to pay the monthly rate even though you can only use it from 15 to 30 June.
HDB Season Parking Transfer
You’ll need to pay more for an HDB season parking transfer if you’re upgrading from a surface car park to a multi-storey car park. Source
At some point in time, you may need to make an HDB season parking transfer. There are two types of transfers: permanent and temporary transfers.
Transfers are subject to HDB’s approval, as well as the availability of parking lots. Once done, it will take effect immediately.
1. Permanent transfer
You can do a permanent transfer for HDB season parking when you’re changing:
Car park groups (e.g. you’re moving to a new house)
Vehicles (e.g. you bought a new car)
Vehicle type (e.g. you’re upgrading from a motorcycle to a car)
You can apply for the transfer via the Permanent Transfer of Season Parking (PTSP) service or the Mobile@HDB app.
If the vehicle is a company vehicle, you’ll also need to submit a letter of authorisation from the company. Additionally, you’ll have to pay for the transfer if you’re changing the type of vehicle or car park.
2. Temporary transfer
On the other hand, you can apply for a temporary transfer of season parking, which is valid for a maximum of 31 days. This isn’t meant for long-term or frequent use of season parking.
A temporary transfer will be applicable if you are in one of the following situations:
You’re driving a temporary replacement vehicle while your vehicle is being serviced or repaired
You need to park your vehicle elsewhere temporarily (e.g. your house is being renovated, so you’re staying with another family member)
You can apply for a temporary transfer via the Temporary Transfer of Season Parking (TTSP) e-Service or the Mobile@HDB app. You may also be required to submit supporting documents.
If you need to make any changes to your current temporary season parking, you’ll have to cancel it first via the Cancellation of Temporary Transfer of Season Parking service. After that, you can re-apply through the e-Service with the changes.
You may be required to make a top-up if you are changing to a car park of a higher season parking rate (e.g. a surface car park to a multi-storey car park).
Note that if you’re changing to a car park with a lower rate or do not utilise the full temporary season parking subscription, there won’t be any refunds given.
HDB Season Parking Cancellation
Upgrading from an HDB flat to private property? Or want to go green by taking public transport? Then you probably won’t need season parking anymore.
Terminate your season parking via the Termination of Season Parking e-Service, or the Mobile@HDB app.
HDB will refund the unused portion to your bank account within 2 weeks, but you’ll have to request for it before your season parking is terminated.
The refund will be calculated from the day after the request was made. Let’s say you terminate the season parking on the first day of the month. The refund amount that you’ll get will be from the second day of the month to its expiry date.
More FAQs Related to HDB Season Parking
1. Can I Have Two Season Parking?
Yes, you can apply for more than one season parking. However, do note that the charges will be different for your second vehicle due to the different tiers.
2. Can I Buy Temporary Season Parking?
3. How Do I Check My HDB Season Parking Status?
You can check the validity of your season parking and the car parks you can park at by logging in to My HDBPage.
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