Gwinnett County Police Department Permits Unit
Location
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Marcia C. Smith, Manager
Marcia.smith@gwinnettcounty.com

Information Line
678.377.4300

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
8:00am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Fridays: 8:00am – 11:30am
Closed on government holidays

Vehicles for Hire/Taxi Permits/Inspections:

  • Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Must bring copies of all required documents
  • Failure to bring copies will result in .10 cent per page copies

Firearms/Gun Permit Fingerprints are conducted only during the following times and days:

AM hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 11:30am
PM hours: Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Required Identification:

  • Current Valid Georgia Driver's License
  • Current Valid Georgia ID Card

Payment Methods:

  • Cash (exact change please)
  • Credit (we do not accept American Express)
  • Debit
  • Checks (State of Georgia only – must have valid Georgia I.D.)


Types of Permits Issued & Fees
Alcohol Pouring:$50Pawn Broker Business Permit:$100
Adult Entertainment:$300Poolroom Employee:$50
Burglar/Security Alarm Installer:$50Poolroom Owners:$100
Canvasser/Solicitors:$50Precious Metal Employees:$50
Copies.10 cent per pagePrecious Metal Owners:$100
Escort/Dating Services:$300Precious Metal Business Permit:$100
Fortune Telling/Related Practices:$100Vehicles for Hire/Taxi:$75
Locksmith:$50Vehicles for Hire/Taxi Business Permit:$100
Pawn Broker Employees:$50Vehicles for Hire/Taxi Decal/Inspection$75
Pawn Broker Owners:$100  

Firearms/Gun Permits
To obtain a Firearm/Gun Permit, first contact the Gwinnett County Probate Court at 770.822.8250 or visit www.gwinnettcourts.com. Probate Court is located in the Gwinnett Justice Administration Building, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Once the application process is completed at Probate Court, applicants have 90 days to complete the fingerprint portion at the Permits office.  The completed and processed application must be provided to the Permits office. Please review the times that the firearms fingerprints are conducted.
Fingerprinting
The Permits Unit processes Ink Fingerprinting at a charge of $10 per card. The only LiveScan fingerprints conducted by the Permits Unit are for Firearms/Gun Permits after the application process has been completed at the Gwinnett County Probate Court, and for internal applicants.
Criminal Background Checks
The Permits Unit processes criminal history/background checks for the state of Georgia only for a charge of $20. Criminal history/background checks will be completed within three business days. In some cases, you may receive it while you wait or be required to return to the Permits office to pick up the criminal history report. If you are unable to return, it can be mailed to a specified address. The criminal history report may be used for an expungement but the Permits Unit does not process expungement requests.

Expungements
Expungement requests for Gwinnett County Police arrests are received by the Gwinnett County Police Department, Records Unit at 770 Hi-Hope Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, please call 770.513.5000. Expungement requests for Gwinnett County Sheriff arrests are received by the Gwinnett County Sherriff’s Department headquarters at 2900 University Parkway (Highway 316) in Lawrenceville. For more information, please call 770.619.6900.