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The Council provides allotments on Johnny Watterson’s Lane.


Douglas borough wardens aim to maintain the excellent quality of life of the town through enforcement of the local byelaws.

Building control is responsible for administering the building regulations in the borough and operates within the Environment  and Regeneration team in the Chief Executive's department.



Byelaws are regulations set by Douglas Borough Council which apply to the Borough of Douglas only, not to the Island as a whole.



The Council operates four car parks in the Borough: Shaw's Brow Car Park and the Bottleneck are owned by the Council and Chester Street and Drumgold Street Car Parks are managed under licence to the Department of Infrastructure.

Douglas Borough Council operate and maintain a public Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in several areas in the borough.

The Council operates two cemeteries.

Douglas Borough Council provides decorative lighting at a number of sites in the borough.

The Council provides a number of disabled public toilet facilities throughout the town.

Located in Pulrose Douglas golf course offers high quality facilities for professionals and amateurs.

Located at Middle River Industrial Estate, Pulrose Road, Douglas – opposite the MEA power station – the Eastern Household Waste Recyling Centre is an all-island access service where residents can dispose of domestic waste.

Douglas Borough Council offers a floral decorations hire service.


Freedom of Information Act 2015 guidance and information.

The Council offers four venues for hire for community and conference events.

Hanging baskets can be provided through the Council's parks service.

The Henry Bloom Noble Library situated on Duke Street is stocked with a large range of books, CDs, access to downloadable eBooks and also offers computers for public use with internet access and free wi-fi.

Public sector housing in the Isle of Man is provided by the Island's housing authorities in Douglas, Braddan, Castletown, Onchan, Peel, Port Erin, Port St Mary and Ramsey. Additionally the Department of Health and Social Care (DoHSC) provides public sector housing in areas where there is no housing authority.


Douglas Borough Council is responsible for the letting, management and tenant liaison for more than 2,300 public sector housing units. These include houses, apartments, bungalows and sheltered accommodation.


We aim to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live in good quality, affordable homes in safe, sustainable communities.  


The scheme is administered by the Borough of Douglas and is open to employees of the Island’s local authorities under the age of 65, or in other organisations that have chosen to participate.


The Council’s waste management section operates a fortnightly kerbside collection service in partnership with Braddan Commissioners.

The borough library is the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

The Council provides parking for motor homes in Noble’s Park.

Moving house and mutual exchanges process.

Noble’s Park is owned, maintained and operated by Douglas Borough Council and offers a wide range of leisure and sporting facilities.



This page contains information about payments to the Council. If you have received an invoice from the Council, payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card or direct debit.

The Council is not the planning authority but does consider all applications in the borough.

The Council provides and operates several children's play areas.

Douglas promenade dates from the late 1800s when Loch Promenade was completed in 1882.

The Council operates public conveniences at a number of town centre sites.

Details about rate payments.



Douglas Borough Council supports and encourages the practice of recycling. 


Douglas Borough Council provides services for domestic, commercial and bulk refuse collection.


Housing repair and maintenance process.



Located in Noble’s Park, the skatepark is an ideal area to show off your boarding skills.

Our tenants are very important to us, so we want to make sure we provide first-class, cost-effective services.

The Tot Lot is located in Noble’s Park where there is also a play area for older children.

Managing over-sized trees and high hedges.

Overview of Wards

The waste management section is a function of the Environment and Regeneration department and is responsible for domestic refuse collection – including kerbside recycling collection – and general cleaning throughout the Borough of Douglas.

The Council Chamber holds Approved Place status for the solemnisation of civil marriages and formation of civil partnerships.