Prevention and Enforcement
Prevention and Enforcement
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Community Risk Reduction
The Community Risk Reduction Division is responsible for fire investigations, fire inspections, and fire code enforcement within the county. This division also investigates citizen complaints regarding fire and life safety hazards and enforces compliance with state and county outdoor burning regulations.
Prevention and Enforcement is responsible for fire code inspections, new construction inspections, compliance inspections, and high risk occupancies. To schedule your inspection, please follow the instructions listed below in the Prevention and Enforcement section. All inspections should be scheduled using Gwinnett County Online Services at https://aca-prod.accela.com/GWINNETT/Welcome.aspx.
The Education section handles all public education, including fire and life safety courses, CPR and first aid, and station tours. This Section also coordinates partnerships with communities and businesses to further the goals of reducing risk in the community.
The Fire Investigations Section is responsible for the in-depth analysis of current call volumes and trends delivering the necessary information to drive research-based decisions on operational and intervention strategies. This includes origin and cause investigation and classification of fires and other emergency situations that endanger life and property. This section works collaboratively with the Fire Operations and Public Education sections to support investigation needs on incident scenes and provide feedback on origin and cause to enhance community risk reduction efforts. The Fire Investigations Section also assists with internal affairs investigations as requested by the Fire Chief and routed through the Professional Standards Unit; and assists the Employee Support and Training Division by conducting pre-employment background investigations of applicants.
The Fire Investigations Section was awarded the State of Georgia Certified Law Enforcement Certification by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in August of 2018. All fire investigators are certified Fire/Arson Investigators as well as certified Peace Officers.
A reward up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for arson. Contact the Fire Investigations Section at 678-518-4800 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804 with any information regarding arson.
Fire Plan and Review: to submit plans or purchase permits:
Notice Of Fee Schedule
Notice of Fees
Signed Amendment to Fee Schedule
Pay Re-inspection Fees
Gwinnett County Fire Codes
The primary fire related Laws, Rules and Regulations, Codes, and Standards used by the Community Risk Reduction Division include: O.C.G.A. Title 25, Chapter 2, OCGA Title 30, Gwinnett County Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance (March 20, 2012), Chapter 120-3-3 Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards (January 1, 2020), Other Rules and Regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2018), International Fire Code (2018)(IFC), Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines 2010 (2010 ADAG), and other codes and standards adopted or referenced by those above.Gwinnett County Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance (PDF)
Rules and Regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner
Prevention & Enforcement
Requesting a Fire Inspection/Reporting a Fire Code Violation
Fire inspections scheduled prior to 2:00pm typically will be conducted the following business day as determined by inspection volume for that day.
Fire inspections scheduled after 2:00pm will receive second-day service as determined by inspection volume for that day.
Request a Fire Inspection or report a Fire Code violation Online
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services provides citizens, businesses, and visitors, access to our online service that includes requesting a fire inspection or reporting a fire code violation 24 hours-a-day, seven (7) days-a-week with minimum down time for site maintenance.
Automated Inspection Request Phone System Discontinued
Effective April 1, 2018, the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System was permanently taken out of service primarily because it no longer meets the current industry security standards. Customers are encouraged to begin scheduling inspections online which is considerably more expedient and user-friendly.
Inspections can be scheduled online at the department E-Services webpages (https://aca-prod.accela.com/GWINNETT/Welcome.aspx) with a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. A printed copy of inspections for scheduling inspections online can be download on the E-Services webpages or obtained at the Department of Planning and Development.
Customers can also request assistance with scheduling inspections online:
- For building inspections, contact Department of Planning and Development staff at (678) 518-6002 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday).
- For fire inspections, contact the Fire Marshal’s office at (678) 518-4980 Opt. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday).