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Community Development Department

*Updated information from City Council meeting of 5/4/20* 

All meetings of the Douglasville Planning Commission are cancelled until the regular meeting of June 2, 2020, except that the Commission may hold a special meeting exclusively for purposes of training.

All UDO applications for permits and other approvals authorized to be approved by City staff shall be filed electronically only, until after July 8, 2020.

All UDO inspections shall be conducted by appointment only and the inspected premises shall have no more than one applicant representative present at the time of inspection, until after July 8, 2020.

City inspections staff are authorized to conduct all UDO inspections for mechanical and for repairs and corrections by visual teleconferencing until after July 8, 2020. 

2020 Zoning App Schedule

If you would like to speak about an agenda item during a planning commission meeting, please fill out this speaker sign up form by one hour prior to the meeting you wish to speak at.

The Community Development Department is committed to providing excellent services necessary for Douglasville to continue and progress as a thriving community in the Southeast.

Mission Statement

In close partnership with our growing and diverse community, the Community Development Department is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the City of Douglasville by: continuing to foster smart and innovative growth in the community; consistently engaging in various methods of public participation; providing excellent customer service; striving to increase stewardship through sound technical expertise; promoting Douglasville as the destination of excellence in the region; and fostering an engaging climate for residents, businesses, and working partners.


  • Building permitting
  • Inspections
  • Planning
  • Zoning
  • Community and Downtown Development
  • Main Street
  • Code Compliance

The Community Development Department is also responsible for a variety of special projects, including those related to:

  • Cemeteries
  • Filming
  • Historic Preservation
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Project-related grant writing and administration 

The staff of the Department also represents the City on a number of boards and commissions, including the:

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