HDB Season Parking: Step-by-Step Guide to Applying, Renewal and Transfer

Buying a car in Singapore is one of the most expensive decisions you can make. But apart from paying thousands of dollars on car maintenance, another thing that every vehicle owner needs to consider is knowing where you can park your new set of wheels. 

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 HDB season parking. 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 

Monthly subscription that allows you to park your vehicle(s) at HDB car parks

How to apply for HDB season parking 

Via HDB e-service portal or Mobile@HDB app

HDB season parking payment methods 

Credit or debit card only  

HDB season parking booking dates

From the 1st (first priority), 18th (second priority) and 21st (third priority) of every month 

HDB season parking prices

From $80 for motor vehicles and from $15 for motorcycles 

How to renew HDB season parking 

Via GIRO scheme, recurring credit card payment, Renewal of Season Parking e-Service, Mobile@HDB app and/or AXS machines 

How to transfer HDB season parking 

Apply for permanent or temporary transfer through HDB e-service or Mobile@HDB app  

How to cancel HDB season parking 

Apply for Termination of Season Parking via the HDB e-Service or Mobile@HDB app

 

HDB season parking: What is it?

With a valid HDB season parking 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 for HDB season parking even if you don’t live in an HDB flat, provided that the carpark 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 carpark, you can apply for HDB season parking for a car park that’s nearby.

Do note however, that every Tom, Dick, and Harry probably has the same idea, so be prepared to face stiff competition!

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HDB season parking: How to apply?

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. 

  1. HDB e-Service
    You can submit your season parking application via HDB’s e-ServiceYou’ll need to log in using your SingPass, and follow the instructions given on the portal. 
  2. HDB mobile app
    Alternatively, you can download the Mobile@HDB App from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android) to submit your application. 

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 lots that are available near you using the HDB Season Parking Information portal. 

Some carparks are more popular than others, and are prioritised for others, for instance, residents or tenants with their first car. 

So, if you’re thinking of applying for one of these carparks, you will need to submit the following documents for verification

Documents to bring for HDB season park application

Applicable if:

Business Registration Certificate

You are a registered shop tenant of a 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

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HDB season parking: How are the 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 your own HDB season parking, you should apply as soon as the booking period opens. 

There are two types of HDB season parking: high occupancy carparks, and low occupancy carparks.

If you’re applying for car parks with low demand, you can start booking from the first month onwards. 

On the other hand, if you’ve applied for a popular carpark, 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 Priority

Booking date starts from: 1st of the month

Who is eligible?

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 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?

  • Residents who do not own the vehicle
  • Sub-tenants of rooms of flat, and/or non-residents

 

In essence, these priority arrangements are in place to help prioritise season parking for HDB residents. After all, no one one wants to come home after a long, hard day at work without a place to park!

 

HDB season parking price list

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:

Restricted zone (surface/kerbside)

$80

$165

$15

Restricted zone (sheltered)

$110

$190

$17

Designated area (surface/kerbside)

$80

$150

$15

Designated area (sheltered)

$110

$179

$17

Rest of island (surface/kerbside)

$80

$90

$15

Rest of island (sheltered)

$110

$120

$17

Special precinct

$95

$105

Industrial park (multi-storey car park)

$110

$120

$17

Industrial park (night parking)

Centralised lorry park

$80

$90

$30

The price of season parking falls under two tiers. 

Tier 1 season parking rates apply to the first car of a 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: 

Surface car park

$40

$7.50

Sheltered car park

$55

$8.50

Special precinct car park 

$47.50 

$8.50

According to HDB, to be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • 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 a 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

Enjoying the perks of season parking? HDB season parking can be renewed either manually, or automatically.

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 HDB season parking.

Plus, if you renew it with the GIRO scheme, you’ll receive a 2% rebate for every successful transaction. 

Manual renewal

If you prefer to renew your HDB 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

A multi storey HDB car park

You’ll need to pay more for a HDB season parking transfer if you’re upgrading from a surface car park to a multi storey car park (Source: Wikimedia)

At some point in time, you may need to make a HDB season parking transfer. 

Transfers are subject to HDB’s approval, as well as the availability of parking lots. Once done, it will take effect immediately. 

There are two types of transfers: permanent, and temporary. 

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. 

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 HDB 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 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 refund. 

 

HDB season parking cancellation

Upgrading to a condominium? Or want to go green by taking public transport? Then you probably won’t need season parking anymore.

You can terminate your season parking via the Termination of Season Parking e-Service, or the Mobile@HDB app. 

HDB will refund you 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

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 tier

Can I buy temporary season parking?

The only temporary season parking available is the Temporary Parking for Bereaved Family Members. Short-term parking charges (in the form of coupon and electronic parking) are available here.

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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