Taking in charge

We've listed everything you need to know about the taking-in-charge process here.

The taking-in-charge process begins with a request by the developer to have the roads and services taken in charge.

The developer sends us an as-built record of the development and a CCTV survey of the drains and sewers. We then check that the development meets the development standards for taking in charge.

Citizens may also request that an estate be taken in charge by way of a plebiscite (written ballot) of the majority of residents in an estate.

The taking in charge of open space is dealt with by the Senior Parks Superintendent by deed of dedication. We will not release any bonds to developers until both of these taking in charge process' are to the satisfaction of the Senior Engineer, Inspectorate Division. 

Taking in charge checklist

The following items must be submitted / attended to before an estate can be taken in charge:

  1. “As constructed” drawings of the completed development in AutoCAD format, with all public utilities to be taken in charge shown. Fingal County Council’s drawing standards are attached.
  2. Full recent CCTV record of all foul and surface water sewers, checked and certified by a competent person. A copy of the survey to be submitted in DVD format.
  3. Certificates of compliance/confirmation by competent Professional Architect, Engineer, Planner or Surveyor responsible for designing and supervision of the construction, that the development has been carried out in accordance with the relevant Planning Permission/s granted.
  4. You must snag the development to ensure full and satisfactory completion of all works to the standards of Fingal County Council.
  5. Certificates of compliance/confirmation by competent Professional Architect, Engineer or Surveyor responsible for designing and supervision of the construction that the development has been carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Building Control Act 1990-2009, the relevant Building Control Regulations and the relevant Building Regulations in particular; confirmation that the development has been constructed in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Fire Safety Certificate and the relevant Disability Access Certificate.
  6. Certification confirming that any financial contributions for planning have been paid.
  7. Copy of completed and signed safety file.
  8. Operational and Maintenance Manuals for plant and equipment.
  9. Schedule of plant and equipment specifying its expected useful life.
  10. Warranties and guarantees with the benefit transferred to the Council.
  11. Confirmation that the requirements of the Multi Unit Developments Act has been complied with.

A request for taking in charge may be made in writing, by post or email to the address below

Contact Us

By Post ;

Senior Engineer
Environment  Business Economic Development Dept
Fingal  County Council
County Hall
Main Street
Swords
Co Dublin

Email: buildingcontroladmin@fingalcoco.ie