Licensing & Permits

Food Stall Licence

Steps to Apply Food Stall Licence

You may refer below on the steps for application of Food Stall (step by step guide, PDF) licence.

STEP DESCRIPTION  SERVICE STANDARD 
Step 1

Submit complete application in GoBusiness

  • For complete application with layout plan and tenancy agreement attached, SFA will process the application within 5 working days.
  • For incomplete application and without layout plan or tenancy agreement, SFA will reject the application.

    Existing Licensed Premises

    If you are taking over a food stall, you should engage the main operator to ensure the previous licensee has cancelled the licence to avoid delays. Otherwise, SFA will require 2 weeks to engage the food stall licensee for cancellation of the licence.

 

5 working days if application is complete and in order

Step 2

Make payment after licence approval

Upon full compliance to licensing requirements and submission of required documents, SFA will approve the application. You will receive a notification via email and GoBusiness within 5 working days.

  • For applicants with existing GIRO arrangement with SFA, you may start business after receiving SFA's email approval.
  • For applicants not on GIRO, you may start your business after you have made payment via AXS or GoBusiness.

 

Licensees can print their own licence upon successful payment made on or after 1 January 2022.

 

 

5 working days if application is complete and in order

 

 

 

 

FAQs (Food Stall Licence)

 

1. How soon can I hear from SFA after I submit my application?

Refer to Step 1. When you submit an application for a food stall licence, SFA will respond to you within 5 working days.  

If you are taking over a food stall where the current licence is valid, you should engage the main operator to ensure the previous licensee has cancelled the licence so as not to delay your application. Otherwise, SFA will require 2 weeks to engage the food stall licensee for cancellation of licence.

 

2. How soon will my application be approved?

Refer to Step 2. SFA will approve the application within 5 working days upon applicant’s full compliance to licensing requirements and submission of required documents.

 

3. When can I commence business?

Refer to Step 2 on when you may commence business.