Housing Estates - Taking in Charge of Estates
This information sets out what is meant by the term ‘taking in charge’, who can seek to have a completed development taken in charge and the procedures involved.
This is intended as a practical guide. It is not a definitive legal interpretation of planning law. For further information, you should contact Galway City Council Transportation Department.
- 1. What is taking in charge?
- 2. What are the services and structures usually subject to taking in charge?
- 3. Is taking in charge relevant to where I live?
- 4. What is the role of a local authority in the taking in charge process?
- 5. Do councillors (elected members) have a role?
- 6. Is there legislation I should know about?
- 7. Where do I find out about a grant of planning permission for my estate?
- 8. What is the role of builders and developers in taking in charge?
- 9. What role does a residents’ association have?
- 10. Do Irish Water or other utility companies have a role?
- 11. Are there costs involved with the taking in charge process?
- 12. How does taking in charge work in apartments and other multi-unit developments?
- 13. What role in taking in charge has an owners’ management company (OMC) and its agent?
- 14. What about ‘gated’ complexes?
- 15. Where can I obtain more information about taking in charge?
- 16. Forms and list of estates taken in charge