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Development Inspections Section
The Development Inspection Section of the Department of Planning and Development is responsible for the site inspection of approved development plans in unincorporated Gwinnett County. This encompasses all new streets, nonresidential driveways, stormwater management facilities, erosion and sediment control, grassing, curbing, paving, landscaping, buffers, tree save areas and applicable conditions of rezoning or Special Use Permit approval.

Contact Information
Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development
Development Inspections Section
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 150
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
678.518.6070 (office)
678.518.6275 (fax)

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

Request a Development 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 development inspection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a minimum of down time for site maintenance.

Gwinnett County Citizen Access

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Specimen Tree Information
For preliminary site visits the Development Inspections Section has arborists on staff that will meet with the developer's professional (certified arborist, landscape architect or urban forester) on a proposed site to discuss and verify that a tree meets the specimen tree identification criteria that is listed in the Unified Development Ordinance. To schedule an appointment for a preliminary site visit call 678.518.6000.

Steps for Preliminary Site Visit for Specimen Tree Inspection (PDF)

For Specimen Tree Concept Plans, the Development Plan Review section reviews the plans that are required after the preliminary site visit and before a commercial development or residential development is permitted. A Specimen Tree Concept Plan is required when there are specimen tree(s) present on the site. Specimen Tree Concept Plans show the existing specimen trees, critical root zones of the specimen trees, proposed building footprint, parking, driveways, existing and proposed utilities and conceptual detention. For questions regarding the Specimen Tree Concept Plan call 678.518.6000 or visit our office.

Specimen Tree Removal Authorization Form (PDF)

Specimen Tree Forms

Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank Ordinance

Zoning Overlay District Regulations and Maps

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