Open or Outdoor Storage
The Gwinnett County Property Maintenance Ordinance, effective January 1, 1999, requires adherence to certain minimum maintenance requirements. The ordinance was adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, convenience, order and general welfare of the citizens of the county. The ordinance applies to all property and premises within the unincorporated areas of the county.
The open or outdoor storage of appliances, building materials, rubbish, equipment, garbage, and other goods and merchandise for more than 24-hours is prohibited. This includes merchandise available for garage or estate sales. This regulation does not apply to firewood no longer than 36 inches neatly stacked in the rear yard and to properties 5 acres or greater in size.
Violations of the Gwinnett County Property Maintenance Ordinance are prosecuted in the Environmental Division of Recorder's Court and are subject to a penalty of up to $1000 and/or 60 days in jail per violation per day (minimum fine is $250). To report possible violations, please call the Police Services Quality of Life Unit Hotline at 770.513.5004 or click here to report online.