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If you own a car and live in an HDB, chances are you've applied for HDB season parking. What types are there? What costs to expect? Here's an easy guide.
Category: Car Ownership Advice
Most of us are familiar with the HDB season parking scheme. It grants you long-term parking in the nearest multi-storey or open-air carpark in your estate. Whilst this scheme has helped lots of drivers save on parking fees, the process of getting seasonal parking is not that simple.
Do not let the various kinds of season parking confuse you as we explain everything you need to know about HDB's season parking!
What is season parking
Parking in Singapore has never been cheap, especially when you regularly park for a few hours at a time. As such, season parking allows drivers to park their cars regularly for a fixed monthly rate at certain carparks.
Types of HDB season parking
- Season parking
- Family season parking (FSP)
- The driver must be the owner, authorised occupier, or an approved subtenant of an HDB apartment
- The driver must have valid HDB season parking for his HDB apartment
- The driver must be able to prove his relationship with his family member
- The driver must be able to prove that the family member is living in the HDB flat
- Temporary parking for bereaved family members
To apply, drivers must produce the official death certificate of the deceased at any HDB service centre from 8am to 5pm on weekdays.
The parking charges are capped at $12 per day for whole day parking (7am to 7am the next day) and $5 per night (10:30pm to 7am the next day).
Things to take note before applying for season parking
Check your eligibility
Before applying, ensure that your desired carpark offers season parking. Certain car parks do not offer season parking as they are usually reserved for residents and tenants of buildings that do not have parking facilities.
Drivers with Singapore registered vehicles are eligible to apply for season parking, which is granted on a first-come-first-served basis.
It is essential to check if the car parks you intend to apply season parking for are available. You can do so by visiting HDB's official website.
There is an order of priority for season parking
The purpose of the prioritised allocation is to ensure a fair distribution of parking lots, as most HDB carparks are primarily meant for residents.
You can apply for season parking from the 1st of the month for car parks with a low occupancy rate. Renewal of season parking is done through electronic means, such as Nets.
For car parks with a high occupancy rate, different booking dates are available for different priority groups.
|1st Priority||1st vehicle owned by:
||1st of the month|
|2nd Priority||Subsequent vehicles owned by:
||18th of the month|
||21st of the month|
There are two tiers of season parking rates for drivers with cars
For the first car of the household, a Tier 1 season parking rate will apply. The person registering for the season parking must be a registered flat owner, occupier or a tenant living in the HDB estate served by the carpark.
For subsequent cars of the household and vehicles belonging to non-residents, a Tier 2 season parking rate will apply.
The difference between both rates is illustrated in the table below (according to varying locations in Singapore).
|Location||Season Parking Charges (Tier 1)||Season Parking Charges (Tier 2)|
|Restricted zone (surface/kerbside)||$80||$165|
|Restricted zone (sheltered)||$110||$190|
|Designated area (surface/kerbside)||$80||$150|
|Designated area (sheltered)||$110||$179|
|Rest of island (surface/kerbside)||$80||$90|
|Rest of island (sheltered)||$110||$120|
|Industrial parking (multi-storey)||$110||$120|
|Industrial parking (night parking)||-||-|
|Centralised lorry parking||$80||$90|
*HDB car parks fall under the 'Rest of island' category
Is it worth getting season parking?
Season parking is an economical idea for most if not all HDB residents who own a car. Unless you're a non-resident, then you would be on the fence about paying the monthly fee.
It is essential to note that season parking is open to estates near workplaces as well.
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