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Current Planning Section and Zoning Administrative
The Current Planning Section is responsible for enforcing land use regulations according to the Gwinnett County’s Unified Development Ordinance, and maintaining the County’s Official Zoning Map for the private property in unincorporated Gwinnett County.  This includes processing rezoning and special use permit applications, business and land use approvals (i.e. Auto Brokers, In-Home Day Care, Personal Care homes), and Zoning Certification letters.  Additional information about what zoning is can be found in Frequently Asked Questions.
Zoning Map and Online Services
Geographic Information System (GIS) Online Data Browser
Online mapping system with access to the County’s Official Zoning Map, search for a property’s zoning and current planning cases, as well as other useful development information. **If your property is located within a City, you will need to contact the City for development information (see link to City Contact Information under Helpful Information).

Online Services Portal
Access to review current planning cases, application status, and public hearing updates (found under the Zoning Tab).

Applications Received 
Listing of all Zoning Application cases submitted for the current year.

Planning Commission Agendas and Staff Reports
To review the preliminary agenda or the Staff Report for an upcoming Planning Commission meeting or past meeting, find the meeting date and upload that meeting’s Agenda Package.
Zoning Application Process
All zoning applications require public hearings before the Gwinnett County Planning Commission and the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The links below provide more detailed information concerning the application process and procedures.

Application Forms, Checklists and Instructions
The County provides fillable PDFs that be used to complete a Current Planning Application.

Application Process for Rezoning, Change in Conditions, and Special Use permits
 A detailed explanation of what to except when submitting an application.

Public Hearing Schedule (PDF)
 Important submittal deadline dates and the associated Public Hearing dates for the current year.

Unified Development Ordinance 
Gwinnett County’s governing ordinance related to land use, development and permitting.

Application Fee Schedule (PDF)
List of current fees for the submittal of a zoning application processed by the Current Planning Division.
Planning Commission
The Gwinnett County Planning Commission holds monthly public hearings to consider all zoning applications. The Planning Commission meeting videos can be viewed at two to three days after the meeting. Planning Commission minutes are usually available the day after the public hearing: 

Planning Commission Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes and Videos

The Planning Commission Public Hearing Meetings can also be viewed on TVgwinnett Live. 

Board of Commissioners Resolutions
Copies of the official resolutions for all zoning related cases decided on by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners can be found here: 

Board of Commission Monthly Resolutions
Zoning Certifications
Zoning Certification Letter Procedures and Fee (PDF)
This link is the requirements to obtain an official zoning certification letter for a Gwinnett County property.

Auto Broker Certifications – NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE
Auto Broker certification affidavits can be processed only in person at the Current Planning Section office (address below). The applicant will have to complete a County provided form, have their signature notarized (notary available onsite), and requires a fee of $300.

In-Home Family Day Care – NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE  
If you plan to operate a day care with 5 or less children within your home, the State requires you obtain Zoning Certification from the County.  Completion of this certification can only be done in person at the Current Planning Section office (address below).  The applicant will have to complete a County provided form and pay a $50 fee to receive this certification.
Helpful Information
City Contact Information
This handout provides the address, phone number and an available web address for all Cities located in Gwinnett County.

Personal Care Home
This handout lists the County’s rules and regulations regarding Family Personal Care Homes, Congregate Personal Care Homes, host homes, community living arrangements (CLA), group homes for children and adults.

In-Laws Suite
If you are interested in providing a separate living space for a member of your family on your single-family detached property, please refer to this handout.
Current Planning Section Contact Information
Staff and Email Title Phone Number
Jerry Oberholtzer Planning Manager 678.518.0000
Vacant Planner II 678.518.0000
Alicia McElheney Planner I 678.518.6209
Abigail Harwell Planner II 678.518.6204
Helen Appenzeller Planner I 678.518.6205
Location: Phone: Office Hours
Current Planning Section 678.518.6000 (office) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
One Justice Square   Monday through Friday
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 250 E-mail:  
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 Directions from Google Maps