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SPAN License

The SPAN license is a water and sewerage licence issued by the Malaysian state of Selangor. It allows for the construction and operation of water and sewerage works within the state. If you need a SPAN license, please click the following button and apply online.

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Frequently Asked Question

What is a SPAN license?

The SPAN license sets out the rules and regulations for water and sewerage companies in Malaysia, including: 

  • the types of water and sewerage services that can be provided
  • the quality of water and sewerage services that must be provided
  • the tariffs that can be charged for water and sewerage services

The act also establishes the Malaysian Water Services Commission (SPAN), which is responsible for regulating the water and sewerage industry in Malaysia. 

Why is the SPAN license necessary?

SPAN license is necessary for any company that wishes to provide water or sewerage services in Malaysia. The permit ensures that water and sewerage companies operate safely and efficiently and provide quality services to their customers.

How to get a SPAN License in Malaysia?

Any company that wishes to provide water or sewerage services in Malaysia must apply for a SPAN license from the Malaysian Water Services Commission. The application process is as follows: 

  • Submit an application form to the Malaysian Water Services Commission.
  • Include all required supporting documents with the application form. 
  • Pay the prescribed application fee. 
  • The Malaysian Water Services Commission will assess the application and decide whether to issue a license. 
  • If the license is issued, the company must comply with all the terms and conditions of the license. 
What are the requirements for a SPAN license?

The requirements for a SPAN license vary depending on the type of water or sewerage service the company wishes to provide. In order to obtain a SPAN license in Malaysia, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Malaysia or a local company. You must also have at least five years of experience working in the water and sewer industry.

What are the consequences of not having a SPAN License?

You cannot carry out any water and sewerage-related works in Malaysia without a SPAN License. This includes the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of any water supply or sewerage infrastructure. Not having a SPAN License can lead to delays in important construction projects and can increase project costs due to the need to obtain one. Additionally, those with no valid license may be liable for a fine of up to RM50,000 under the current law.

How long does it take to process a SPAN License?

It typically takes between 3-6 months to process and approve a SPAN License application. However, this timeframe may be extended depending on the complexity of the application type, as well as the completeness and accuracy of the supporting documentation submitted. In addition, please note that water and sewerage charges are applicable for all developments in Malaysia.

Who is eligible to apply for SPAN License?

To apply for the SPAN License, interested parties are required to submit an application along with all relevant supporting documents. A list of the required documents can be found in our online application, which you will fill out when lodging the application.

The SPAN License is available to any company or individual involved in Malaysia’s water and sewerage business. The license allows companies to operate as water and sewerage service providers. It is also required for companies that wish to bid for government contracts related to the water and sewerage industry.

Who is in charge of the SPAN License in Malaysia?

The Malaysian government owns and operates Malaysia’s water and sewerage infrastructure under the auspices of the national water company Syarikat Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN). In most cases, local municipal councils are responsible for billing and customer service within their jurisdiction. So if you have any questions or concerns about your water or sewerage services, you should contact your local council.

What are the benefits of having a SPAN License?

A Span license is a requirement for anyone who wishes to operate a water and/or sewerage servicing business in Malaysia.

The Malaysian government is committed to improving the quality of life for all its citizens, and the provision of reliable, affordable water and sewerage services is a key part of this commitment.

By licensing qualified operators to manage these utilities, the government is ensuring that Malaysians receive the best possible service. Moreover, It also gives you access to essential resources and technical assistance from the government, which can help you grow your business. Additionally, having a SPAN license proves that your company is reputable and reliable, which can help attract new customers.

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