Current planning involves the implementation of the City of Douglasville's Zoning Ordinance that is used to review site plans for new developments and sign permits. Zoning provides expertise in the areas of current planning, land use decision making, and strategic decision making to elected officials, appointed boards, city management, and citizens to ensure the future quality of life in the City of Douglasville. Specific zoning regulations are in place to establish minimum parcel sizes, setbacks, and signage control. Many development application requests such as special land use permits, rezonings, and variances require approval by the Mayor and City Council. The City’s Zoning Code is available either online or at the Planning Department.