Step-by-step process on applying for an Exclusion Order in the CDRT.

An Exclusion Order can be applied for if a Special Direction is ineffective in enforcing a Court Order.

Step 1

Consider whether your neighbour has failed to comply with the terms of the Court Order and the Special Direction that you have obtained against him.

Step 2

Gather the necessary evidence to support your case.

Step 3

Go to http://www.statecourts.gov.sg/CJTS/ to fill in your Application for Exclusion Order.

Step 4

Within 14 calendar days after the Application for Exclusion Order is filed in CJTS, the Applicant must serve one (1) set of the Application for Exclusion Order and one (1) set of the supporting evidence on the Respondent.

E.g. If the Applicant files the Application for Exclusion Order on 1 October 2015, the Applicant must serve one (1) set of the Application for Exclusion Order and one (1) set of the supporting evidence on the Respondent by 15 October 2015 at the latest.

If the last day of the period is a Sunday or a Public Holiday, the period will include the next working day.

Step 5

Within 8 days after the date on which the documents are served on the Respondent, the Applicant must file a Declaration of Service via CJTS.

Step 6

If the Respondent intends to object to or contest the Application for Exclusion Order, the Respondent has 14 calendar days after being served with the Application and the supporting evidence to file his Reply, together with the supporting evidence, in CJTS.

E.g. If the Respondent receives the Application for Exclusion Order and the supporting evidence from the Plaintiff on 1 October 2015, the Plaintiff must file his Reply, together with the supporting evidence, by 15 October 2015 at the latest.

If the last day of the period is a Sunday or a Public Holiday, the period will include the next working day.

Within the same 14-day period, the Respondent must serve one (1) set of the Reply and one (1) set of the supporting evidence on the Applicant.

Step 7

The Applicant and the Respondent must attend the Pre-Trial Conference at the CDRT on the specified date and the specified time.

​Step 8

The CDRT judge can make the following orders during a Pre-Trial Conference:

  1. Order the Applicant and the Respondent to attend mediation
  2. Order the Applicant and/or the Respondent to attend counselling
  3. Schedule another Pre-Trial Conference
  4. Fix the case for hearing
Step 9

If the CDRT judge decides to make an Exclusion Order, the CDRT will prepare the Exclusion Order immediately after the hearing. The Applicant will extract the Exclusion Order and serve it on the Respondent according to the directions that the CDRT judge has given.

Last updated on: 16/11/2018 11:52 AM

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