Development Inspections Section
Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
For Specimen Tree Concept Plans, the Development Plan Review section reviews the plans that are required after the preliminary site visit and before a commercial development or residential development is permitted. A Specimen Tree Concept Plan is required when there are specimen tree(s) present on the site. Specimen Tree Concept Plans show the existing specimen trees, critical root zones of the specimen trees, proposed building footprint, parking, driveways, existing and proposed utilities and conceptual detention. For questions regarding the Specimen Tree Concept Plan call 678.518.6000 or visit our office.
Specimen Tree Removal Authorization Form (PDF)
Specimen Tree Forms
- Specimen Tree Concept Plan Review Application Form (PDF)
- Specimen Tree CRZ Disturbance Authorization Form (PDF)
- Specimen Tree Survey Application and Request for Inspection Packet (PDF)
- Tree Survey Table for Specimen Sized Trees (XLS)
- Tree Preservation/ Replacement Plan Table for Specimen Trees (XLS)
Certificate of Development Conformance (CDC)
A Certificate of Development Conformance (CDC) must be submitted and accepted prior to approval of a Final Plat or issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) or Certificate of Completion (C.C.) for any project included in a Development Permit except for single-family and two-family structures. The CDC serves as certification by the owner that all site work and construction has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and permits, and that all improvements intended for maintenance, supervision and/or dedication to the public are in compliance with the applicable standards, regulations, codes, and ordinances.
Authorization to submit the CDC for each project is granted by Development Inspections staff. An electronic (PDF only) copy of the CDC must be submitted online through the County plan review portal at https://eddspermits.gwinnettcounty.com/citizenaccess/. (Click here to download the required CDC forms and instructions.) The Department of Planning and Development is committed to completing review of the submitted CDC within five (5) business days following the date of receipt. Customers receive email notification regarding the status of the electronic copy CDC review including instructions for submitting the original signed copy of the approved CDC.
For assistance with online submittal, contact Susan Owen at 678.518.6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or additional information, contact Jeff Charlton directly at 678.518.4928, or Jeffery.email@example.com or Scott Medders directly at 678.518.6074 (office) / 678.414.8370 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate of Development Conformance (CDC) Forms and Instructions (PDF)
Stream Buffer Mitigation Bank Ordinance
Zoning Overlay District Regulations and Maps
- Centerville/Georgia Highway 124 Overlay District Regulations and Map (PDF)
- Civic Center Overlay District Regulations and Map (PDF)
- Georgia Highway 124/324/Hamilton Mill Road Overlay District Regulations and Map (PDF)
- Grayson/Georgia Highway 20 Overlay District Regulations and Map (PDF)
- Mall of Georgia Overlay District Regulations and Map (PDF)
Schedule a Development Inspection
Development inspections for a site development permit are scheduled by contacting the development inspector assigned to the project. Advance notice of at least two (2) business days is necessary to ensure timely service.
Contact the assigned inspector from the following list by phone call during 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday) or by text message 24/7:
Scott Medders (Chief Development Inspector)
Development Inspections Section
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 150
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday