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*Special Notice*

Due to COVID-19, there is a moratorium on the filing of zoning applications seeking annexation, rezoning, variances, development plan approvals, special land use permits and any other approvals required or authorized to be rendered by the Mayor and Council.

The moratorium will expire May 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted again on June 1, 2020.

All UDO Applications for permits or other approvals are being accepted electronically.

3-17-2020 signed RES (8) COVID-19 Spec Mtg

2020 Zoning App Schedule

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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