Community Development

Mission Statement

To be citizen focused teams who develop and implement creative community-based strategies and awareness, through adopted policies that will enhance economic opportunity, build strong neighborhoods, business districts, attract visitors, improve quality of life, ensuring growth and economic development in the City of Douglas.


The City of Douglas Community Development Department writes and administers grants and provides planning, zoning, economic development, and other support services vital to the growth of the City of Douglas.The department also issues permits and business licenses, manages the airport, enforces all codes and ordinances, and releases public information to citizens.


The divisions of the Community Development Department are:

Unified Land Development Code

This is the City of Douglas Unified Land Development Code as adopted by Mayor and Commission on February 28, 2011. This code may be amended from time to time by ordinance. Contact the Community Development Department for questions.

Unified Land Development Code  (as amended 8-8-2022) (PDF)

Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) Zoning Map for Douglas  (as of 3-31-2023) (PDF)

Comprehensive Plan

The Joint Comprehensive Plan for Coffee County and the Cities of Ambrose, Broxton, Douglas, and Nicholls is a document mandated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and must be revised every 5 years. The plan contains the City of Douglas’ goals and objectives and covers topics such as transportation, population, housing, land use, economic development, natural resources, historic resources, community facilities, and land use. A resolution to adopt the plans was approved by the City of Douglas Mayor and City Commission on September 25, 2023.

Link to FY' 2024 Joint Comp Plan for Coffee County and the cities of Ambrose, Broxton, Douglas, and Nicholls (2024-2028) (PDF)


The City of Douglas has been awarded a Community Block Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $636,875!!!  The City of Douglas plans to use the CDBG funds to address substandard housing conditions in the city. The project will rehabilitate 12 owner-occupied substandard housing units in the City’s Urban Redevelopment Plan and new Revitalization Area Strategy area. This project is expected to benefit 18 persons, of whom 18 (100%) households are low to moderate income in the Mill Quarters area of Douglas. The total project cost is $657,669, with $20,794 in match and leverage. 

Map of Area (PDF)

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Have an Issue or Need to Report a Problem?

Our "One Click to City Hall" request tracker offers customers the ability to submit concerns and work orders to the City of Douglas.

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Staff Directory

View Community Development’s staff directory.