Marshal, Code Enforcement, Planning, & Zoning

City Marshal/Code Enforcement duties include enforcement of nuisance violations such as inoperable vehicles, overgrown lots, dilapidated structures, animal control issues, and all local and state laws. Duties also include processing of applications for occupational licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses, motorized cart registrations, and assists the City of Douglas Building Inspectors office and Douglas Fire Department with enforcement of building codes and life safety codes. 

Duties also include assistance with the administration and enforcement of city development regulations and zoning ordinance.


Animal Control

Codes and Ordinances 

Motorized Cart Brochure (PDF)

ULDC Zoning Map (PDF)

Business License Application (PDF)

Owner Address Change Application (PDF)

City Reminds Citizens to Remove Trash Carts from Right of Ways

In an effort to address some concerns of citizens and to clean up the right-of-ways throughout the city, citizens are being reminded to adhere to Solid Waste ordinance policies regarding time of placement and time of removal of trash carts. Beginning the evening before and no later than 6 a.m. on the day of collection, customers should place their container(s) at the curbside in front of the customer’s residence. The container should be removed from the curbside and returned to a location behind the customer’s residence or to a place that is outside of City’s right-of-way and out of view from the right-of-way no later than 6:00 a.m. following the scheduled day of service. City of Douglas officials will begin issuing citations to customers routinely allowing containers to remain at curbside outside of the hours specified. Customers who continue to place or leave carts beyond specified times will be deemed to create a nuisance, punishable by fines. The current fine for trash citations are as follows: 1st offense will be a $25.00; 2nd offense and beyond will be a $75.00 fine each offense.

Solid Waste Ordinance

For More Information

For more information, please contact Marshal/Code Enforcement Officer, Rodger Goddardat (912) 389-3462.