Building Inspections Section
The Building Inspections Section (structures, plumbing, electrical and HVAC) is responsible for all building construction related inspections with the goal to protect life, limb, property, and adherence to applicable codes. This goal is accomplished through identifying structural strength and stability, establishing viable means of egress, proper sanitation control, adequate lighting and ventilation, energy conservation, and personal property safety from fire and other hazards.

Contact Information
Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development
Building Inspections Section
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 150
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
678.518.6050 (office)
678.518.6062 (fax)

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

To speak to a residential structural inspector, a commercial or multifamily structural inspector, an electrical inspector, a mechanical (HVAC) inspector, or a plumbing inspector, please call 678.518.6050 between the hours of 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. or 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Inspectors are in the field from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Inspection of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The Department of Planning and Development plans to make changes to the procedure for inspecting smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for one- and two-family dwellings effective 8/1/2013 (for smoke alarms) and 1/1/2014 (for carbon monoxide alarms). Click here for details.
Changes to the Special Inspection Process for New Commercial Buildings
Effective Monday, October 1, 2012, the Department of Planning and Development will implement several changes to the special inspections process for new commercial buildings in accordance with the Georgia State Minimum Standard Building Code (Chapter 17). Supplemental documentation prepared by design professionals, contractors, and special inspectors may be required during permitting and construction. Refer to the Special Inspections Program for details. Please contact the following persons for assistance:

  • Inspections - Joel Rodriguez (Inspections Manager) at 678.518.6035
  • Plan Review - Marcus Canada (Building Plan Review Manager) at 678.518.6043

Request a Building Inspection Online
The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is pleased to provide citizens, businesses, and visitors access to our new online application services that includes requesting a building inspection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a minimum of down time for site maintenance. After requesting your inspection through the automated system you may establish a set time range for the inspection. Please contact the Building or Development Inspectors directly at 678-518-6050 between 7:00–7:30 a.m. or the Fire Inspectors at 678.518.4980 between 7:00-7:30 a.m. You must speak directly with the inspector to confirm a preferred time range.

Gwinnett County Citizen Access

Citizen Access User Guide (PDF)


Interactive Voice Response Inspection Request System (IVR)
Building inspections can also be requested over the phone. The Gwinnett County Interactive Voice Response Inspection Request System (IVR) is available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Please call 678.518.6277 to schedule an inspection. After requesting your inspection through the automated system you may establish a set time range for the inspection. Please contact the Building or Development Inspectors directly by calling 678-518-6050 between 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Please contact the Fire Inspectors at 678.518.4980 between 7:00-7:30 a.m. You must speak directly with the inspector to confirm a preferred time range.

Interactive Voice Response Inspection Request System (IVR) User Manual (PDF)

IVR Inspection Codes (PDF)