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Gwinnett motorists and cyclists urged to be safe and courteous while sharing the road

Cycling is more popular than ever across the nation and right here in Gwinnett. It offers an environmentally friendly alternative to driving and is an excellent form of exercise. 

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Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents to leave fireworks to the professionals

With Independence Day celebrations taking place around the community, firefighters and the general public must be extra cautious. The combination of dry vegetation and the use of fireworks can result in danger, and the recent legalization of certain fireworks in the state of Georgia may lead to increased use by individuals who are unaware of potential hazards.

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County offices closed, trash schedule for Independence Day

Please note that all offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the residents of Gwinnett County, will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All offices will resume regular working hours on Monday, July 6, 2015. 

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Commissioners approve changes to Unified Development Ordinance

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the Gwinnett County Unified Development Ordinance during its public hearing on June 23, 2015. These changes are related to beekeeping in residential areas and took effect immediately following the passage of the revisions.

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Commissioners approve changes to animal control ordinance

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the Gwinnett County Animal Control Ordinance during its public hearing on June 23, 2015. These changes are related to tethering, cruelty, and neglect and will take effect beginning July 1, 2015. Under the revised ordinance, outdoor tethering is prohibited unless certain conditions are met. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following: the owner or adult custodian of the animal must be outside with the animal at all times; the animal must be visible to the owner; single-point tethering is prohibited; a trolley system tether is the only approved form of tether; and only one animal may be attached to each trolley system.

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