About Us


The Planning and Development Department is responsible for providing information and processing applications in:

  • Land use
  • Development
  • Building issues

The Department is also responsible for:

  • Creating Master Plans
  • Creating and amending ordinances
  • Rezonings
  • Special use permits
  • Variances
  • Development permits
  • Building permits
  • Site inspections
  • Building inspections
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • Zoning code compliance

City of Lawrenceville 2020 Zoning Ordinance

Adopted May 2020

The City of Lawrenceville adopted the new Zoning Ordinance on May 20, 2020. The Zoning Ordinance contains local regulations concerning the use and development of land and buildings, including zoning. The purpose and intent of the rewrite are to create an ordinance that preserves, protects, and promotes the public health, safety, and general welfare of the residents and businesses in the City. Goals for the rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance were:

  • Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Simple to implement and enforce
  • Accessible to the public
  • Easy to understand

For the full Zoning Ordinance by Article, view Development Regulations.