Development Services

Douglas County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, March 29th, in observance of Good Friday.  Please plan your visit to our office accordingly.  Thank you! 

Departments Overseen

Development Services is responsible for directing the operations of:

  • Building and Engineering
  • Occupational Tax Department
  • Codes Enforcement
  • Development Control
  • Planning and Zoning Department


Included is:

  • Administration of its departments
  • Code enforcement
  • Demographic and statistical compilation
  • Maintenance of the county’s comprehensive land use plan
  • Professional engineering 
  • Short and long range planning
  • Subdivision and site plan review
  • Supervisory work responsible for the proper planning, design and construction of infrastructure improvements as well as private development in Douglas County

Also included is the making of recommendations regarding the county’s Unified Development Code; and providing staff support to the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Commissioners and other boards, commissions, committees or task forces as needed; and the review and presentation of comprehensive analytical reports to the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Commissioners.

2024 County Holiday Calendar

Good Friday Friday March 29th 2024

Memorial Day Monday May 27th 2024

Juneteenth Wednesday June 19th 2024

Independence Day Thursday July 4th 2024

Labor Day Monday September 2nd 2024

Veterans Day Monday November 11th 2024

Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28th 2024

Day after Thanksgiving Friday November 29th 2024

Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24th 2024

Christmas Day Wednesday December 25th 2024