Building Permit

Commercial Structures


Submit a completed Building Permit Application (PDF) and 2 sets of building plans that have been reviewed and approved by the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal. If the Building Official has any comments, they will need to be addressed prior to approval.

Once approved, the submitter will be notified that the permit is ready to be issued. Commercial building permits will only be issued to state licensed General Contractors or state licensed sub-contractors when a permit for one trade is requested. Permit fees must be paid at the time of permit issuance. Please refer to Permit Fees (PDF) regarding fee requirements. 


Approvals


Additional agency approvals may be required depending on the type of project proposed, such as Gwinnett Environmental Health Department, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Gwinnett County Water and Sewer. 

Pre-Construction Meeting 


Prior to construction for new buildings over 10,000 sf, a pre-construction meeting must be held with the Building Official

Residential Structures


Submit a completed Building Permit (PDF) and 1 set of building plans (new construction only). If the Building Official has any comments, they will need to be addressed prior to to approval.

Once approved by the Building Official, the submitter will be notified that the permit is ready to be issued. Permits will only be issued to state licensed General Contractors or the homeowner if a Homeowner Affidavit is provided. Permit fees must be paid at the time of permit issuance. Please refer to Permit Fees (PDF) regarding fee requirements.

Subcontractor Affidavit


All state licensed subcontractors working under a permit held in the name of a General Contractor must complete a Subcontractor Affidavit (PDF).

Submitted Plans


All submitted plans must be drawn to a standard scale and must be accurate.