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Department of Planning & Development Online Services
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 searching for existing department cases and permits, requesting building, development and fire inspections, submitting subcontractor affidavits, submitting plans for review, and reporting code enforcement issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a minimum of down time for site maintenance. If you have any questions concerning these services please call 678.518.6000 or e-mail

The following services are now available:

  • Search for existing Building, Development, Fire or Planning permits or cases
  • Request a Building, Development or Fire Inspection
  • Renew a Building Permit (requires login)
  • Submit a Subcontractor Affidavit or registration for a Licensed Professional (requires login)
  • Report any Code Enforcement, Fire Marshall or Planning and Development code violation

Gwinnett County Online Services (Schedule Inspections, Renew Permits, Submit Plans, Search Cases)

Online Services User Guide (PDF)

Obtain An Online Residential Building Permit

The following residential building permits may be obtained on the E-Services website:

1.    Building permit for construction of a single family residence including townhouses separated by a 2-hour
        fire- resistance-rated wall.

All applicable approvals must be obtained prior to submitting the building permit application including but not limited to House Location Plan (HLP), Residential Drainage Plan (RDP), Environmental Health, architectural elevations, and construction drawings for townhouses and single-family residences with floor area of 7,500 square feet or greater.

NOTE:  The permit card must be picked up at:         

 Department of Planning and Development
 446 West Crogan Street  Suite 125
 Lawrenceville, GA  30046


      • Click here for detailed instructions.
      • Click here to access the E-Services website and login as a registered user (or create a new user account if not registered.) 

2.    Building permit to replace HVAC equipment for single-family residences only. 
3.    Building permit to replace a water heater for single-family residences only.
4.    Vacant structure registration.

Instructions for Permits 2, 3, 4:
      • Click here to access the E-Services website and login as a registered user (or create a new user account if not registered.)
      • Click on “Building & Fire” tab and follow the online instructions.

The Department of Planning and Development is committed to issuing each residential building permit within three (3) business days following receipt of the completed application with all applicable approvals.

For assistance with online submittal, contact Building Permits staff at (678) 518-6020.

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