Planning and Zoning Division

Mission Statement

To ensure that all land use and development proposals conform to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Code of Ordinances, provide information and services regarding existing and future land use and zoning.


The Planning and Zoning Division handles public inquiries, annexation and rezoning requests, short and long range planning, composition of land use regulations, and assures implementation of the community Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations.

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)

Application for Annexation, Deannexation, and Rezoning (PDF)

  1. Ebonee Dobson

    City Planner

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a document mandated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and must be revised every 10 years.  The plan contains the city’s goals and objectives and covers topics such as transportation, population, housing, land use, economic development, natural resources, historic resources, community facilities, and land use.  The most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Mayor and City Commission in 2018.

Link to City-County Joint Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027 (PDF)

Link to Comprehensive Plan Short Term Work Plan (Update 2019 to 2023) (PDF) 

Urban Redevelopment Plan

The City of Douglas Urban Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 2020.  For more information, please contact Georgia Henderson at the City of Douglas, 302 S. Madison Avenue, call 912-389-3433 or email.

Download the 2020 Urban Redevelopment Plan (PDF)

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