Thursday, September 13, 2007

SPF Web: Funeral Permit UNNECESSARY

152355.22 in reply to 152355.21

Thanks for all the responses.

Mata website said a Permit is not needed, as long as we comply with certain guidelines. :-)

The question is now weather is a hotter CPF protest necessary? If it is, then we plan and proceed! :-)

Pse discuss weather is it necessary. If necessary I will be happy to organize it.


SPF Web Funeral Permit URL

Funeral Permit Guidelines .
1 With effect from 1 Oct 04, a wedding or funeral procession would not require a police permit if:

(a) The procession is held in an area other than that specified in any order made under section 5 (2) of the Act; and
(b) the following conditions are compliled with:
(i) the promoter of the procession shall be present at the assembly area and shall accompany the procession at all times until the procession stops or the participants disperse, whichever is the later;
(ii) the procession shall be held between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. and shall not exceed 30 minutes;
(iii) no public address system shall be used during the procession;
(iv) the number of participants in the procession shall not exceed 150 persons;
(v) no banners, posters or placards shall be displayed along the route of the procession;
(vi) participants in the procession shall not solicit sponsorship or monetary contributions along the route of the procession;
(vii) the route of the procession shall not exceed a distance of 100 metres;
(viii) the procession shall not cause or result in obstruction or inconvenience on any public road, bridge, landing place or in any public place or place of public resort;
(ix) in the case of a procession on a public road -

(A) the procession shall not occupy more than one lane of the road; and

(B) a reasonable number of persons shall be deployed to manage traffic and ensure the safety of particpants in the procession; and
(x) in the case of a procession held during connection with a funeral, there shall not be any silt-walking, during the procession.
Where a breach of the peace is likely to occur if the procession referred to in paragraph (1) is allowed to prceed or continue, any police officer may -
(a) order the promoter of the procession not to allow the procession to proceed; or
(b) order the dispersal of a procession that has already commenced.
Where a police officer has made an order under paragraph (2)(a) or (b) in relation to a procession, the promoter of the procession shall take immediate action -
(a) to prevent the procession from proceeding or continuing, as the case may be; and
(b) to disperse the participants gathered for the procession.

Any promoter who contravenes paragraph (1)(b)(i) or (3), or who fails to ensure that the conditions specified in paragraph (1)(b)(ii) to (x) are complied with, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both.

However, if the wedding or funeral procession does not meet the above criteria, a police permit would still have to be applied for (see paras 2 and 3 below).

2 To apply for a permit to hold a funeral procession, the applicant is required to submit an application to the Police Divisional Headquarters in not less than 12 hours before the procession, together with a copy of the Certificate of Death. In the case of wedding procession, the application should be make online via PLUS. The applicant is required to submit a copy of the map showing the route of the procession together with a copy of the Marriage Certificate. The necessary documents must be faxed to 6538 6647 together with the acknowledgement slip generated by PLUS within 5 working days from the date of submission of the application. Alternatively, the documents and the acknowledgement slip may be mailed to the Police Division that processes the application (see guideline 3)

The Police Division where the assembly is to be held shall process the application. In the case of a procession, the Division where the procession originates i.e. the starting point, shall process the application. For any clarification or enquiry, please contact the Compliance Management Officer of the Police Division concerned. The addresses and telephone numbers of the 6 Police Divisions are as follows:







Ang Mo Kio Police Division
51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Singapore 569784
Tel No.: 6218 1304

Bedok Police Division
30 Bedok North Road
Singapore 469676
Tel No.: 62447206/ 62447203

Central Police Division
391 New Bridge Road
Police Cantonment Complex
Singapore 088762
Tel No.: 6557 51(32) - (36)

Clementi Police Division
20 Clementi Ave 5
Singapore 129858
Tel No.: 6872 7923

Jurong Police Division
2 Jurong West Ave 5
Singapore 649482
Tel No.: 6791 0000

Tanglin Police Division
21 Kampong Java Road
Singapore 228892
Tel No.: 639148(62) - (65) or 6391 4893