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A Report to the Dáil and Seanad in accordance with Section 6(7) of the Ombudsman Act 1980

Published  June 2012

The main focus of this report is on the manner in which local authorities have interpreted the phrase 'reasonable cost' in determining the fees to be charged for photocopying planning documents.

The report was laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas on 13th July - PRN 09/0128

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Survey 2007
  4. Determining the 'Reasonable Cost'
  5. Findings
  6. Appendix A - Circular Letter PD 4/05
  7. Appendix B - Survey of Local Authorities 2007
  8. Appendix C - Comparison of Charges in 2004 & 2007