Hotels Licensing Board (HLB) Singapore Customer Care Phone number, Address, Email, Hours, How to apply for Licence?

Hotels Licensing Board (HLB) Singapore Address, Phone number, Email, Hours, How to reach by Bus/MRT?

Address: Tourism Court
1 Orchard Spring Lane
Singapore 247729

Phone: +65 6736 6622


Fax: +65 6736 9423

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays


Location: View Google directions here.

How to reach Hotels Licensing Board (HLB) in Singapore by Bus / MRT?

Nearest Bus Stop

  • 75
  • Walking 2 mins from bus stop B09139

Nearest MRT station

How to apply for Certification of Registration & Hotel-Keeper’s Licence?

To apply to the Hotels Licensing Board for the following

  • Certificate of Registration to use the premises as a hotel
  • Hotel-Keeper’s licence to enable the person to manage the hotel
  • All hotels should have a valid Certificate of Registration and the Hotel-Keeper’s Licence while the hotel is in operation.
  • The hotel can only begin operations after it has received the e-copies of the Certificate and Licence

Application Period

  • 1 January to 30 November each year only

Processing Time

  • 2 weeks (Minimum) from the pre-opening inspection date

Fees for Certificate of Registration

Hotel with rooms Fees
Hotel with 100 rooms and less $200
Hotel with 101-299 rooms $300
Hotel with 300 or more rooms $400
Hotel-Keeper’s licence fees for hotels of all sizes $100

How to apply for Change of Hotel Name in Singapore?

  • To apply for a Change of Hotel Name please visit here

Note: Not change the name of the hotel without prior written approval of the Board.

Application Period:

  • Throughout the year.

Processing Time:

  • Minimum of two weeks 14days .

Fees for changing name:

Hotel with rooms Fees
Hotel with 100 rooms and less $200
Hotel with 101-299 rooms $300
Hotel with 300 or more rooms $400

How to apply and procedure to Renew Hotel Licence?

  • To Renew Hotel licence to operate a hotel will expire on 31 December every year, date of licence issuance.
  • Certificate of Registration and Hotel-Keeper’s licence are required under the Hotels Act to operate a hotel.
  • For the renewal of the Certificate of Registration and Hotel-Keeper’s licence only last quarter year.
  • Licensees will be notified by post and email on the renewal application process and requirements.


Valid Grant of Written Permission (WP), expires no earlier than 1 January of the following year.
Under the Fire Safety Act,  hotels, hostels, boarding houses, etc.must apply/obtain Fire Certificates from the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Change of Hotel-Keeper, change of Hotel Name or hotel details in the renewal application


The Hotels Licensing Board (HLB) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), provides the secretariat services for HLB. Established under the Hotels Act 1954, HLB is empowered to administer the regulatory framework for the hotel industry.

  • Administer the licensing regime for hotels, including the registration of new hotels, updating of hotel’s details and renewal of licenses.
  • Review the hotels licensing processes
  • Conduct compliance and enforcement actions in relation to feedback and offences in relation to the Hotels Act and Licensing Regulations

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