Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability logoThe City of Douglasville is dedicated to enhancing sustainable living through the implementation of environmentally friendly policies. City Staff helps to push green projects by making the process as easy and quick as possible. As a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program, we are devoted to finding new ways to help reduce the harmful footprint we leave on the environment.  Below are just a few of the measures the City has in place to help us to become a more eco-friendly community. 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

If you are one of the many people around the world who have made the eco-conscious decision to swap to an electric vehicle, or if you are looking into the option of swapping over, be assured that the City of Douglasville staff is here to help you with your charging needs. Our certified building inspectors are available to help you with any questions you may have about permitting your new charging set-up. Regardless of where the charging station needs to be installed in the City of Douglasville, there is a permitting process to ensure the charging equipment will be installed safely. The City’s Building Department will classify the permitting of your EVSE in two categories:

Residential: Charging stations installed at single-family residential property will be required to have a residential electrical permit.

This permit can be applied for in one of two ways
1. If the person installing the charging station is the owner of the property and resides at the dwelling where the charging station is being installed, then they are allowed to apply for an electrical permit. If taking this route, please note that the installation work has to be done by the homeowner. 
2. If the person is not the owner of the property or will not be residing at the dwelling where the charging station is being installed, they will be required to hire a state licensed electrical contractor to apply for the permit and complete the installation. 

Commercial/Multi-Family: For any commercial or Multi-Family properties within the City of Douglasville that would like to install an electric charging station they will need to hire a state licensed electrical contractor to apply for an electrical permit and complete the installation. 

Permit applications can be picked up at the City of Douglasville Building Department located at 6695 Church Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. This is a very quick and easy application that can be filled out and submitted on-site, or you can also find the electric permit online here. 

Once the application has been reviewed and approved, a permit will be issued to begin installation. Once the work is complete an inspection will need to be scheduled. These inspections need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance by calling 678-449-3042, and are usually completed by a Building Inspector the next day. 

If your inspection is approved you are ready to begin using your charging station to charge your electric vehicle! 
If for some reason your installation does not pass inspection, our building inspectors will give you feedback on what changes need to be made in order to pass your next inspections. Once changes have been made then you will need to call to schedule another inspection.  

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The City of Douglasville Maintenance & Sanitation Department holds several events throughout the year and offers Residential Curbside Recycling and Yard Waste collection to all citizens in the City of Douglasville at no additional charge in an effort to promote and assist residents in being environmentally conscious. For more information regarding events and services offered by the Maintenance & Sanitation Department, please visit their website
The City of Douglasville is proud to be a recipient of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) since 2001. Since then we have been a part of several improvements and redevelopments within the downtown area that have helped to make Douglasville a more thriving and friendly community. 
The City Planning Department implemented a 10-year update for the LCI plan in 2011 and is currently working on a 5 year update for the plan that will be implemented this year.