Licensing & Permits

Food Stall Licence

Steps to Apply Food Stall Licence

You may refer below on the steps for application of Food Stall 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.

 

SFA will post out the hardcopy licences within 7 working days upon successful payment. 

You should receive the hardcopy licence via post within 2 weeks after successful payment. If you do not receive the hardcopy licence after 2 weeks, please write in to SFA via our online feedback form   to request for a replacement copy.

 

5 working days if application is complete and in order

 

 

 

7 working days to post out hardcopy licenses


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? Do I need to wait for the hardcopy licence before I start operations? What do I do if I do not receive the hardcopy licence?

Refer to Step 2 on when you may commence business.

SFA will post out the hardcopy licences within 7 working days upon successful payment.

You should receive the hardcopy licence via post within 2 weeks after successful payment. If you do not receive the hardcopy licence after 2 weeks, please write in to SFA at https://csp.sfa.gov.sg/feedback to request for a replacement copy.