Code Enforcement, Planning, & Zoning
Code Enforcement duties include enforcement of nuisance violations such as inoperable vehicles, overgrown lots, and dilapidated structures. Duties also include processing of applications for occupational licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses, and taxicab licenses. The City of Douglas participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Flood Damage Prevention ordinance is administered by the Code Enforcement Division.
City Planning duties include administration and enforcement of city development regulations and zoning ordinance. Also, all applications for rezoning and annexation are processed by this division.
City of Douglas Codes and Ordinances
City of Douglas ULDC Zoning Map
Business License Application
Owner Address Change Application
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For more information, please contact Rodger Goddard
at (912) 389-3462.
CITY REMINDS CITIZENS TO REMOVE TRASH CARTS FROM RIGHT OF WAYS
In an effort to address some concerns of citizens and to clean up the right-of-ways throughout the city, citizens are being reminded to adhere to Solid Waste ordinance policies regarding time of placement and time of removal of trash carts. Beginning the evening before and no later than 6:00am on the day of collection, customers should place their container (s) at the curbside in front of the customer’s residence. The container should be removed from the curbside and returned to a location behind the customer’s residence or to a place that is outside of City’s right-of-way and out of view from the right-of-way no later than 6:00am following the scheduled day of service.
“Timely placement and removal of carts should help control the amount of litter on the roadways as well as prevent carts from being knocked over,” says City Manager Terrell Jacobs.
All residential solid waste stored outside the residence pending collection shall be placed in city approved trash receptacles. Under no circumstances will garbage outside of the city-issued container be collected. Customers may request additional containers for an additional monthly fee.
City of Douglas officials will begin issuing citations to customers routinely allowing containers to remain at curbside outside of the hours specified. Customers who continue to place or leave carts beyond specified times will be deemed to create a nuisance, punishable by fines. The current fine for trash citations are as follows: 1st offense will be a $25.00; 2nd offense and beyond will be a $75.00 fine each offense.
SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE