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The Douglasville Municipal Court is located in the Douglasville Public Safety complex at 2083 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA. For directions, call 770-920-3010 and choose option 9. For further information, call 770-920-3010 and choose option 2.
Yes, you can pay your citation before court as long as your case is not a mandatory court appearance. You can satisfy your citation by doing one of the following:
a. You can pay your citation in person at the Douglasville Municipal Court b. You can pay your citation via phone by calling 770-920-3010, option 2, and following the directions. c. You can pay your citation online at douglasvillepay.com. You will need your citation number or drivers license number to pay online.
Not all offenses can be paid online. Note there is a service fee charged by a third-party company, Government Window, to cover the cost of this convenient and secure payment service.
If you fail to pay your citation or fail to appear in court on your assigned court date, a $200.00 failure to appear fee will be added to your case. This office will notify you via mail that you missed your court date, which may result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest, and/or a suspension of your driving privileges. We will also notify you of the total bond that is due and how you can take care of your situation. If you need to speak with someone about a warrant, please contact Court Services at 770-920-3010, option 2.
If your fine is a payable offense, you can pay in the following manner:
Cash, Money Order, Bank Check, or all major Credit Cards. Note there is a service fee charged by a third-party company, Government Window, to cover the cost of this convenient and secure payment service.
You will have to go before the Judge if you cannot pay in full before the court date. The Judge has several payment options that include a payment plan, return dates, and probation. For our payment plan you will be able to pay over a pre-determined length of time that includes a surcharge to the city, that can be paid monthly, and will remain under the jurisdiction of the court until the fine and surcharges are paid in full or you appear back before the Judge. For your return date you will sign for a new court date and have it paid in full before that date or appear in court. If placed on probation you will be signed up for probation that date and follow all requirements under the probation department.
You have to read, understand, and sign a plea proceeding agreement and rights of waiver form.
If you do not have an attorney representing you and you want to proceed by representing yourself, you will have to waive your right to have an attorney represent you and acknowledge that you are proceeding Pro Se (on your own behalf).
Tell the court that you are freely, knowingly, and voluntarily participating in the plea and you understand what you are doing.
Tell the court what happened.
Admit to the court that you are pleading guilty of the charge of pleading nolo contendere because you know that the City could prove the elements of the charge(s) beyond a reasonable doubt to a rational trier of the facts.
No. Your original court date is an arraignment date for you to enter your plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or not guilty. A plea of not guilty will require a new date, established by the court, for the purpose of trials only. The officer and any witnesses involved in your case will be subpoenaed to be in court on this new trial date.
You may apply for a public defender on or before your court date at the Douglasville Municipal Court. You will be required to fill out a financial affidavit. If you do, or do not qualify, you will be advised on your Arraignment date.
The Municipal Court will only issue continuances under certain circumstances. They are:
a. Death in Family b. Hospitalization c. Incarceration d. Doctor’s Note e. Court date in another court f. Mandatory test in school g. Travel plans for work/school/trip
The court must have proper paperwork received before your assigned court date. You must keep in touch with the court to see if your excuse has been accepted and the court has good information in order to reschedule, or if your excuse was denied. If you have any questions about continuances, please contact Court Services Division at 770-920-3010, option 2.
Please contact the Finance Department – Alcohol Licensing Department. Initial application for license. Each initial applicant shall make written application to the council for the privilege of engaging in the sale of alcoholic beverages using forms approved by the clerk and specifying wholesale, retail sales, brewpub, or consumption on the premises, and specifying liquor or beer and wine. Such initial application shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check in the amount of the first year's license fee. Should the initial application be denied, such license fee shall be refunded to the applicant.
Yes, all alcoholic beverage certificates expire December 31st of each year. A renewal letter is mailed to Each licensee shall make a written application for renewal on or before November 15 of each year on forms approved by the clerk, and the license fee shall be paid in full no later than December 31 of each year. If the renewal application is not made by November 15 of each year or if such fees are not paid by December 31 of each year then an additional $500.00 late fee will be assessed against the licensee.
You will notify the City Finance Department. The City Finance Department will process your application of alcoholic beverages licenses only after sale of the business has been completed, and this application may be made the same day as the sale. After the alcoholic beverage application has been filed, the business may continue to serve alcohol for the shorter of 45 days or the time of approval or denial of the application.
Yes, all occupational tax certificates expire December 31st of each year. Three renewal notices are mailed annually as follows:
1st Notice: October 2nd Notice: November 3rd Notice: December
You only need one renewal notice to renew, if you do not receive your renewal form(s), please contact us at: 678-449-3084
A 10% late charge will be incurred after the 31st of each calendar year. All taxes are due by December 31st; businesses are citable after January 1st each calendar year if there is a failure to renew the occupational tax certificate.
Please contact the Finance Department – Occupational Tax Department. An administrative fee of $10.00 shall be required on all occupational tax accounts for the transfer of the registration certificate to a new business location for the same owner to operate the same business under the same name at the new location for the remainder of the existing license period.
Change of ownership, business closing, a change of ownership shall constitute the closing of one business and the beginning of a new business. You must notify the occupational tax department if you sell your business so your occupational tax certificate can be inactivated. Purchase of a business; application may be made on the same day as the sale, after the application has been filed, the business may continue to operate for the shorter of 45 days or the time of approval or denial of application. A bill of sale shall be submitted with the new application.
If you terminate a business in the City of Douglasville, you should notify the occupational tax department in writing so your occupational tax certificate can be inactivated.
Our staff reviews applications, and either schedules an exam, or evaluates candidates against the minimum qualifications. After testing or review, we then refer the top candidates to the department for review. Human Resources will schedule interviews. If a selection is made, the Human Resource Director usually makes the official job offer to the candidate chosen. We then notify candidates not chosen that the position has closed.
The City of Douglasville is an LCI Community. The LCI program encourages communities to implement strategies to link transportation with land use development to create mixed-use communities where you can live, work and play.
For a major transportation project the process can take up to 6 years, 2 years for preliminary engineering and environmental clearances, 2 years for right-of-way acquisition and 2 years for construction.
Evidentiary items collected for a criminal case will have to be kept until the trial or until the case is disposed of. Once a property release is authorized by the District Attorney’s Office or prosecuting office handling the case, the Douglasville Police Department will then be able to work on returning the property to its owner.
The Douglasville Police Department attends and hosts informational meetings at community gatherings, churches, etc. in an effort to educate the public. If your group or organization has any interest, or to find out about upcoming events, please contact Sgt. Ken Winklepleck. Email Sgt. Winklepleck
Yes, the Douglasville Police Department has spearheaded a program for at-risk youth. Chief Gary Sparks created the "Youth Against Violence" program that is taught by an ex-gang member who turned his life around after his prison term. The program is 42 weeks broken down into, 4 eight week classes, and a 10 week class. We also offer a leadership program to all participants who graduates from the classes. The program is open to all youth, and parents are welcome to sit in and learn themselves. For more information, or to register your child/children, please contact Lt. Ken Winklepleck, or Chief Gary Sparks.
Please allow for 3-5 business days for your report to be available. The Records Division is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and is located at the new Public Safety and Municipal Court Building, 2083 Fairburn Road, Douglasville. Google Map
Currently, the Douglasville Police Department does not charge for small reports. We charge $2 per accident report and $.10 per page for incident reports. Open Records requests that take time to compile are charged for the time plus per page charge. First 15 minutes is free.
The Douglasville Police Department is no longer able to provide fingerprinting services for the public. Please visit the website below for more information about fingerprints and a list of locations that provide this service.
There are two locations within the city limits of Douglasville that provide fingerprinting. These locations are:
The UPS Store #1690 8491 Hospital Drive Douglasville, GA 30134 Phone: 770-489-6178
The UPS Store #2523 7421 Douglas Boulevard Suite N Douglasville, GA 30135
The City of Douglasville offers its residents two options for the collection and disposal of household garbage—(1) 90-gal. cart, $19.50/mo. (2) 65-gal. cart, $16.50/mo. Residents who have Option 1 (90-gal. cart) and find their weekly garbage does not fit into the container may elect to order a second container for an additional fee—additional 65-gal. cart, $4.40/mo. or additional 90-gal. cart, $6.50/mo.
Yes, there is a special program is available for senior adults 64 years of age and older, with proof of age and no other adults living in the house aside from a spouse, 65-gal. cart, $3.00/mo. Backdoor pickup is available to handicapped or special needs residents, with proof of medical condition and no other able-bodied adults living in household.
Excess garbage that will not fit in your cart (lid must be completely closed) may be placed beside your cart in closed plastic bags and attached with a City of Douglasville Sanitation Sticker that is visible from the street.
Curbside recycling is collected on the same day as your regular sanitation. A separate truck picks up recycling. As with sanitation, recycling bins should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day.
One week during the Spring and Fall the City picks up large items such as furniture and appliances for no charge. A special pickup does not need to be requested for these weeks. Items should be placed at curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Dates are TBA.
No special pickup is necessary. Yard waste is picked up weekly on your scheduled sanitation day. Please do not hold yard waste for Spring and Fall Cleanup. Brushes, vines and small limbs no longer that 5 feet or 6 inches in diameter may be placed by the curb. Grass clippings and leaves must be bagged, preferably in biodegradable bags.