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Building Permits Section
The Building Permits Section of the Department of Planning and Development provides the following services:
  • Issuance of Building Permits
  • Building Permit Revisions
  • Building Permit Renewals and Extensions
  • Temporary Certificates of Occupancy/Completion
  • Replacement Permit Cards
  • Payment of Re-inspection Fees
  • Subcontractor Affidavits
  • Contractor Name Changes
  • Subcontractor Name Changes
  • Open Record Requests concerning Building Permits or Building Inspections

Building Permit Fees
Building Permit Fees - Residential (PDF)
Building Permit Fees - Commercial and Multifamily (PDF)

Building Permits Section Forms

Subcontractor Affidavit Form
You can now fax or email a completed Subcontractor Affidavit Form to Gwinnett County. Please complete, print and fax the form to 678.518.6028 or if you have additional Adobe software other than Adobe Reader, you can save the completed form and email it to

Subcontractor Affidavit Form (PDF)

Affidavit Forms

Building Permit Requirements

Location Plans

Building Permit Activity
Located below are links to listings of building permits issued weekly and to annual reports summarizing land development activity in the county. In addition, you can customize your permit search by using the department's Citizen Access Search Permits Online Service. You can search for any of the department's permit or case types using your parameters. If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development, Building Permit Section at 678.518.6020.

Additional Links

Contact Information
Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development Building Permits Section
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 125
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
678.518.6020 (office)
678.518.6028 (fax)

Hours of Operation:

Walk-in Customer Service Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday

Phone: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Open Records Requests

For copies of Residential Plats (Surveys) and Final Subdivision Plats please call the Deeds and Records office at 770.822.8100. These documents are not available at the Department of Planning and Development. In addition, Gwinnett County does not maintain copies of Residential House Plans for homes that are less than 5,000 square feet of heated floor area in size. If your home is less than 5,000 square feet, please contact the home builder. Please call the Building Permits Section at 678.518.6020 for assistance.

The Online Open Records Request Form may be used to request access to documents maintained by the department to inspect or obtain copies under the Georgia Open Records Act. This form is not required to request routinely available records such as agendas, minutes, site plans, ordinances, and resolutions. Although Open Records Requests are not required to be submitted in writing, use of this form will aid considerably in ensuring that each request is fulfilled as accurately as possible.

Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Open Records Coordinator
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Online Open Records Request Form