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  • Alcohol

    • How do I apply for an alcoholic beverage certificate?

    • Do I renew my alcoholic beverage certificate annually?

    • If I sell my business, who do I notify?

    • If I close my business, who do I notify?

  • Business

    • What is the difference between an LLC and a Corporation?

    • Why can’t I use my P.O. Box for the Business Location?

    • I don’t have any employees, do I still need to fill out the Private Employer Affidavit?

    • How do I register my business as a DBA?

    • Do I need a state license for my business as well?

    • How much will my Business License cost?

    • Who is exempt from paying the Occupational Tax?

    • How do I change the name, location, or ownership of my business?

    • When do I renew my license?

    • My business has closed. What do I do?

  • City Clerk

    • Where do I register to vote?

    • When are City elections held?

    • How do I get started?

    • When are the City Council meetings held?

    • What is the City of Douglasville's Prayer Policy?

    • What Ward do I live in?

    • Who is my Councilperson?

    • Who are my Federal, State, and local officials representing Douglasville/Douglas County?

    • The Georgia General Assembly website?

  • Code Compliance

    • Where can I get a building permit?

    • As a business, I want to hold an outdoor event. What must I do?

    • Where can I obtain a business license?

    • I want to sell things door to door for a limited amount of time. Do I still need a business license?

    • What if I am a not for profit entity?

    • When I get my business license, how should I display it?

    • What is a junked or abandoned vehicle?

    • If I see a code violation, how can I report it?

    • Is there somewhere I can find what the city codes and ordinances are?

    • What is considered a prohibited sign?

    • Does Douglasville have a grass ordinance?

    • What area is the Douglasville Code Compliance Division responsible for?

    • I have a tractor/trailer. Is there anywhere in the city I am not supposed to park?

  • Conference Center

    • Can we bring our own food?

    • Can we bring our own alcohol?

    • Is security required during my event?

    • Do I have to use your preferred caterer?

    • Does the rental price include the food?

    • How do I secure my date?

    • How long can I book the room for?

    • Do you have Wi-Fi?

    • Can we decorate the room?

    • Do we have to clean up?

    • Can I get a quote for my event?

    • How do I take a tour of your facility?

    • When are all balances due for an event?

    • Is parking available?

    • Do you offer an outdoor space?

    • What does the room rate include?

  • Court Services

    • I received a citation in the City of Douglasville. What do I do?

    • Can I pay my ticket before the court date and keep from having to go to court?

    • Can a friend or family member pay my fine for me?

    • What is a "Must appear" offense?

    • What are my plea options?

    • What if I want to plead not guilty and have a trial?

    • Will the court appoint an attorney to represent me?

    • How do I re-set my case?

    • What type of documents are needed to get a new court date?

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    • Courtroom Conduct

    • What if I miss my court date?

    • How do I get a copy of my police report? Is there a cost for the police report?

  • Donation Bins Ordinance

    • Where are donation bins allowed?

    • How many bins may I have at my location?

    • Is there a size limitation?

    • Are my existing bins covered under this ordinance?

    • Are there any other requirements?

  • General

    • Where is City Hall located?

    • What is the City's mailing address?

    • What are your hours?

    • Where can I pay my traffic citation?

    • Where can I purchase my business license?

    • Where can I get a building permit?

  • Human Resources

    • What positions are currently avaliable?

    • What is the age requirement to apply?

    • Is there a residency requirement for City employment?

    • How can I apply for a position?

    • Are there any additional documents I must submit with my Police application?

    • How long is the police academy?

    • Can I submit an application for a future opening or a job that is not open?

    • Will you accept just my resume or must I complete an application?

    • What do you mean by "closing date?"

    • What does "Open Until Filled" mean?

    • I have previously applied for a job with the City. Can I use that application to apply for another job?

    • I have applied for a job. How can I find out the status of my application?

    • What is the basic hiring process?

    • Where can I find the City's personnel policies and procedure?

    • What benefits are offered by the City of Douglasville?

    • As a new employee when would I be eligible for benefits?

    • Who do I contact about my Pension?

    • How do I request an employment verification for a former employee?

  • Parks & Recreation

    • How do I find out if the playing fields are closed?

    • What programs do you offer for adults and/or children?

    • How do I register for activities?

    • Where are the parks located in Douglasville?

    • Does Douglasville Parks & Recreation have facilities available to rent for special occasions?

    • Do you need a fishing license at Hunter Park?

    • Can you put a barbeque grill on the terrace at Hunter Park?

  • Planning & Zoning

    • What is the Liveable Centers Initiative (LCI) Program?

    • What is the process for transportation projects to be developed?

    • What is the cost of transportation projects?

    • Why does road construction take so long?

  • Police Department

    • I was a victim of a crime. When will I be able to get my property back?

    • I was a victim of a crime. When will I hear from a detective?

    • How can I find out about gang activity and learn about gangs?

    • Is the police department doing anything proactive to deal with gangs?

    • How long will it take for me to get my accident report?

    • Will the accident report list what driver was at fault?

    • When can I get police and accident reports?

    • Does it cost anything for a police or accident report?

    • How do I obtain an Alcohol Serving Permit?

    • What is the city ordinance concerning Alcohol Serving Permits?

    • Where can I get fingerprinted for a job application which requires fingerprints?

  • Sanitation

    • Can I pay my commercial sanitation bill online?

    • How do I start my sanitation service?

    • What are my sanitation options/rates?

    • Is there a special program available for senior adults?

    • What time will my garbage be picked up?

    • How am I billed for my sanitation service?

    • What do I do with excess garbage that will not fit in my cart?

    • Where do I get the City Sanitation Stickers for my excess garbage?

    • What is the fee for curbside recycling?

    • When is my curbside recycling picked up?

    • Will you pick up appliances or bulky items?

    • What are the Spring and Fall Cleanup Weeks?

    • Do I need to call for a special pickup for my yard waste?

    • Why was my garbage not picked up?