The Dougherty County Engineering Department provides a variety of engineering and administrative assignments of a complex nature, including, but not limited to, the preparation of technical specifications for public improvement, surveying, maintaining a variety of maps, records, and other documents, as well as designing roads, storm drainage facilities, parking areas, and other related public projects.

Utility Encroachment & Traffic Calming

Utility Encroachment form

Traffic Calming Policy

Land Disturbing Activities

DOCO Site Development Requirements

DOCO Land Disturbing Activities Permit

Stormwater Management Agreement

Dougherty County Stormwater Ordinance (UPDATED 4/2021) 

Planning & Development Website (Plans/Ordinances/Regulations)


Frequently Asked Questions: Land Disturbing Activities

Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development

Timber Harvesting

Timber Harvesting Ordinance

Timber Harvesting Notification

Stormwater Management

Stormwater is rain that runs off surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, lawns, paved streets, highways, and parking lots. From there, the stormwater can soak into the soil (infiltrate), be held on the surface and evaporate, or enter the storm drain and continue through storm pipes until it is released untreated into a local waterway. Dougherty County’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), seeks to minimize the negative effects of stormwater pollution, while encouraging environmental protection and conservation of the Flint River Basin.

Read more on Stormwater Management

Environmental Control

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Environmental Control Division is responsible for applying herbicide to rights-of-way and canals, applying pesticides for adult mosquitoes and larvicides in water holding areas. This division is also responsible for mowing weeds and grasses located on the rights-of-way, canals, and holding ponds throughout Dougherty County.


Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance of the parks in the unincorporated areas of Dougherty County. The following parks are included:

Putney Community Park & Elliott Street Park

Putney Community and Elliott Street Parks Policy

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Radium Springs Gardens

Located at 2501 Radium Springs Road in Albany, Radium Springs Gardens is one of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, pumping 70,000 gallons of clear, 68-degree water per minute from an underground cave. Visitors can walk through a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, enjoy foliage-draped hillocks, crystal clear waters and flora, both indigenous and exotic. The park features a restored terrace, new sidewalks, a casino garden and gazebos.

Radium Springs Gardens Park Policy

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

RiverFront Park

Located on Front Street in downtown Albany, RiverFront Park is an interactive park comprised of Turtle Grove Playground, Festival Springs Fountain, the Bridge House, Horace King Overlook and the River Walk. The six-acre park is spread out along the Flint River and has a beautiful lawn for family picnics and gatherings, music- and light-animated play fountain, pavilion areas. Visitors are able to explore the Welcome Center located in the Historic Bridge House, stroll along the Riverwalk Greenway Trail, or have fun in the Turtle Grove Park or Festival Springs Fountain.

RiverFront Park Policy

RiverFront Park Special Event Request Form

Contact (229) 431-3230 for more information (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Robert Cross Park

Robert Cross Park is a beautiful multi-purpose park located at 3500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The park contains a meeting house, ponds, playgrounds, and an abundance of recreation for large events and gatherings.

Robert Cross Park Policy

Robert Cross Shelter Rental Application

Robert Cross Park Multipurpose Facility Rental Application

Contact (229) 430-6120 for more information (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Vehicle Maintenance

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Vehicle Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of vehicles for each department within the County government. With a total maintenance inventory of approximately 345 items of equipment and vehicles, they are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment and heavy construction equipment for the four divisions within Public Works.