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Development Services

James Worthington/Development Services Director
James Worthington/Development Services Director 
Contact: James Worthington - Director, Development Services, and County Engineer

First Floor, Douglas County Courthouse - 8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7243
Fax: 678.715.5366

Development Services is responsible for directing the operations of the Planning and Zoning Department, Building and Occupational Tax Department, Codes Enforcement and Development Control. Included is the administration of these departments, maintenance of the county's comprehensive land use plan, subdivision and site plan review, code enforcement, short and long range planning, and demographic and statistical compilation, and professional engineering and supervisory work responsible for the proper planning, design and construction of infrastructure improvements as well as private development in Douglas County. Also included is the making of recommendations regarding the county's Unified Development Code; and providing staff support to the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Commissioners and other boards, commissions, committees or task forces as needed; and the review and presentation of comprehensive analytical reports to the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Commissioners.

2015 - Present
Development Services Director/County Engineer, Douglas County

2007 - 2015
Assistant County Engineer, Douglas County

2003 - 2007
Construction Monitoring Engineer, Douglas County

2000 - 2002
Plan Review Engineer, Douglas County

2000 - Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State University, 1995 - South Cobb High School, International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist 2002-present