Gwinnett County Police Department Permits Unit
The Police Permits Office will re-open for all business on Friday, May 1st and will have normal hours as noted below. Please note that social distancing guidelines will be in place and wait times may be much longer than normal due to these guidelines. Please bring your own pen for filling out applications if possible.Thank you for your assistance!
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Jasmine Morgan, Permits Supervisor
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on government holidays.
Due to the time required to complete the search on each permit applicant, groups of five (5) or more need to call for an appointment, no exceptions.
Types of Permits Issued & Fees
(Yearly renewal of permits required unless stated otherwise)
|Alcohol Pouring Permit
*Effective January 1, 2020, permit fee will increase to $100.00 and will renew every 2 years instead of yearly
|Pawn Broker Business Permit||$100.00|
|Pawn Broker Employees||$50.00|
|Pawn Broker Owners||$100.00|
|Burglar/Security Alarm Installer||$50.00|
|Precious Metal Business Permit||$100.00|
|Precious Metal Employees||$50.00|
|Precious Metal Owners||$100.00|
|Criminal Background Checks||$20.00|
|Fingerprinting (per card)||$10.00|
FAQ: Alcohol permits
A: Yes, as long as the license is valid.
Q: I do not have a passport, what other ID is required?
A: The only ID you need to bring is a valid government pictured ID.
Q: Can I pay with a credit/debit card?
A: Yes, as long as your name is on the card. If you bring in a card that has someone else’s name on the card, that person must come in the office with you.
Q: What arrests will prevent me from getting my permit?
A: To see the requirements, you can go to www.gwinnettcounty.com Type in Alcohol ordinances in the top right search bar. This will take you to the county ordinances.
A: No, as long as your permit is valid, you can use it to work at any restaurant in Unincorporated Gwinnett County that holds a valid alcohol license.
Please note that if your paperwork states Livescan, Cogent or GAPS submissions are required, we are not a part of the program and cannot provide this service. You will need to follow the instructions given by the requestor or go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm for additional information and instructions.