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Posted on: March 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New Software to Help Douglas County Track Short-Term Rentals

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Douglas County, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its March 1st legislative meeting to purchase software that will help enforce regulations to keep communities safe in Douglas County while maintaining revenue collection.

 “After listening to my constituents and the recent tragedy involving a party house rental I had to advocate for this needed tool,” District 3 Commissioner & Vice Chair Elect Tarenia Carthan said. “This approach to monitor and track short term rentals will help with safety and maintain the investment of values in our community.” 

The Granicus cloud-based software will cost nearly $12,000 and will be funded from the Planning and Zoning budget as recommended by the Purchasing Oversight Committee. A few of the top priorities for purchasing the software are reducing noise, parking, traffic, and trash problems, eliminating party houses, improving responsiveness to neighbor complaints, and improving permit and tax compliance to increase tax revenue. 

A short-term rental is most often defined as a residential dwelling rental for less than 31 consecutive days. Douglas County has identified 178 listings in unincorporated areas, representing 153 unique rental units. For more information, contact Phyllis Banks, Communications Operations Manager, at 678-702-6979 or email at 

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