New Citizen Checklist
Important Links for New Residents
|Absentee Ballot |
Learn about absentee ballot voting, how to apply, where to vote, and more.
|Agendas and Minutes |
View the agendas and minutes for the meetings held by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
|Animal Control |
The Gwinnett Animal Control section provides information about the Animal Shelter and its services. You may also download a copy of the Gwinnett Animal Control Ordinance here.
|Auto Tag |
This section lists information about auto insurance laws, tag office hours and locations, renewing your tag online, and other motor vehicle information.
|Bids and RFPs |
This section contains current Bids and Proposals. You many also want to read more about General Bidding Instructions.
|Birth Certificate |
This section contains information about obtaining a birth certificate in Gwinnett County.
|Board of Commissioners |
This section contains information about the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting directions and formulating policies for the county government.
|Building Permits |
The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development issues building permits for all construction projects located in the unincorporated areas of Gwinnett County.
|Business License |
This section lists information about obtaining a business license, contacts, and business ordinances.
|Cable Television Companies |
The License and Revenue office administers the franchise agreements that Gwinnett County has with the cable television companies. This includes assisting customers with unresolved complaints and ensuring that the provider complies with the terms of the franchise agreement.
|Driver's License |
Information on road tests, first time applicants, renewals and Georgia IDs. This section offers directions to locations for renewal, where to pick up a Georgia Driver's manual, and other useful information.
|Elected Officials |
This section contains contact information for county, state, and national elected officials.
|Environmental Health |
Gwinnett County Environmental Health is responsible for:
Call 770.963.5132 for more information or visit the Georgia Division of Public Health’s website.
|Fire and Emergency Services |
This section contains information about all areas of Fire and Emergency Services including fire stations, safety and education, fire prevention, fire employment, and more.
|Fire Marshal |
The Fire Marshal's Office coordinates and ensures compliance with fire codes. In addition to building plan reviews and permits, Fire Planners and Fire Inspectors work with business and dwelling owners to interpret and conduct code compliance inspections. This area also enforces compliance with State and County burning regulations.
|Gwinnett County Transit |
Gwinnett County Transit was formed in 2000 to provide express, local and complimentary paratransit services for the people of Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Transit Web site contains all local and express bus routes.
|Homestead Exemptions |
This section lists the types of Homestead Exemptions that are available to homeowners.
Gwinnett County offers 15 public library branches across the County.
|Marriage License |
Marriage licenses are issued in Gwinnett County by the Probate Court, which is located in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Office hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. To reach the Probate Court by phone, call 770.822.8250.
|Parks and Recreation |
The mission of Parks and Recreation is to provide quality parks and leisure activities to the citizens of Gwinnett County. This section includes a park guide, calendar of park events, facility rental information, and more.
|Planning and Development |
Planning and Development is the focal point for the following types of activities:
|Police Reports |
An incident or accident report may be obtained from the Gwinnett County Police Department.
|Property Tax |
This section includes information on paying property tax online, tax exemptions, frequently asked questions, millage rates, forms, and helpful links.
The Gwinnett County Public School System, Georgia's largest, is one of the fastest growing school systems in the nation.
|Senior Services |
Gwinnett County Senior Services provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of seniors and their families.
|Tax Appraisals |
This section contains information about property appraisals and taxation.
|Trash Pickup/Waste Disposal |
Gwinnett County strives to maintain a healthier, cleaner more livable County. This section offers complete information about solid waste disposal in the county.
|Vehicle Registration Information |
This section contains registration information for vehicles that are transferring from another Georgia County into Gwinnett, transferring from another state to Georgia, vehicles purchased from a dealer, and vehicles purchased from an individual.
|Voter Registration Information |
This section contains voter registration information and a voter registration form.
|Water and Sewer |
This section lists contacts and information for the Department of Water Resources, including customer service contact phone numbers for water bills. This section also contains Stormwater Management, Engineering and Construction, and Watering Restrictions information, and more.
Use this section as a resource for finding utility and other service providers for your area, including websites and customer service contact phone numbers.
|Zoning Violation Complaints |
This page provides information and contact phone numbers to report a potential zoning, code, or ordinance violation. Reporting a violation will open a case for investigation by the Police Quality of Life Unit.