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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Engineering
Contact: Donna Bennett - Permit Specialist
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Ga 30134
Phone: 770-920-7242 - Fax: 678-715-5366


The Development Control Division functions as the engineering department of the Development Services office. Responsibilities of this department include, but are not limited to, reviewing plans (residential, commercial, and industrial), permitting, inspections, bonding and identifying environmental issues associated with land development. Our purpose is to place the public's welfare above all other interests, and provide minimum requirements that help to ensure a safe and desirable community.

James Worthington/Assistant County Engineer
James Worthington/Assistant County Engineer 
Goals:
To be responsive to the needs and requests of the citizens of Douglas County relative to land development while ensuring applicable ordinances are followed.

ATTENTION: All plan submissions, reviews and approvals are now to be completed ONLINE at the following website eplansolution.com

Staff:
Mark Teal, PE, Development Services Director
770-920-7243
mteal@co.douglas.ga.us

James Worthington, Assistant County Engineer
770-920-7325
jworthington@co.douglas.ga.us

Ron Hardeman, Construction Monitoring Engineer
770-920-7571
rhardeman@co.douglas.ga.us

Heath Cowart, Engineering Inspector
770-920-7313
rcowart@co.douglas.ga.us

Scott Daniell, Arborist
770-920-7524
sdaniell@co.douglas.ga.us

Donna Bennett, Permit Specialist
770-920-7242
dmbennett@co.douglas.ga.us



National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
The Engineering Division maintains Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) in the Department. The following information is available:

  • the community number;
  • the panel number and suffix;
  • the date of the FIRM;
  • the FIRM flood zone;
  • the base flood elevation (if provided on the FIRM); and
  • the elevation datum used on the FIRM.
Personnel are available to provide this information to citizens who own property, desire to sell, or desire to purchase property in Douglas County during regular office hours.

Because Douglas County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, any property owner in Douglas County is eligible to purchase FEMA flood insurance regardless of whether or not the property is located in a floodplain. Property owners should be aware that most homeowner's policies do not cover flood damage to one's home, and, if you feel that your home might be affected by flood waters, you may want to consider purchasing flood insurance. Your local insurance agent can arrange FEMA flood insurance for you. If your property appears to lie within a delineated floodplain as shown on the FIRM, please be advised that flood insurance may be a requirement if there is a Federally-backed mortgage on the property.

SUB DEPARTMENTS/MORE INFO
National Flood Insurance Program
IMPORTANT LINKS
- Federal Emergency Management Agency Website
Find flood maps and other related items on this website.

- Georgia Department of Transportation

- Georgia's Call Before you Dig Website
Georgia's "One Call" website, or call 1-800-282-7411

- International Society of Arborculture

- National Flood Insurance Program

- U.S. Department of Treasury's Listing of Approved Sureties
All bonds submitted to Douglas County must be insured by companies listed on this website (Circular 570).

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS




Application for Final Plat - 28.7KB

Application for preliminary plat. - 27.6KB

Checklist for Construction Plans - 124.9KB

Checklist for Final Plats - 58.4KB

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 22.5KB

Douglas County Tree Protection Ordinance - 719.4KB

Elevation Certificate - 1584.1KB

Estimating bonds - 28.7KB

Fees for Land Disturbance Permits - 30.7KB

Format for maintenance bonds. - 32.3KB

Format for performance bonds. - 31.7KB

Items that must be completed prior to getting a Final Plat approved - 22.0KB

Preliminary Plat Checklist - 28.2KB

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