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For information on registering to vote, please visit the Registering to Vote page.
City council meetings are open for anyone to attend. For dates and times of meetings check the City Council Calendar.
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To change the billing address on your account, you must go to the Utilities office at City Hall. For information, please contact Customer Service at 678.407.6675.
For access to past bills, please email us at [email protected] to request a copy of your bill. Be sure to include your name and account number on your request.
To set up automatic payments through the City of Lawrenceville, please visit the Utilities office at City Hall, or contact Customer Service 678.407.6675 to have a form mailed to you.
New residential and commercial accounts may be set up online or by visiting City Hall. Please visit www.lawrencevilleutilities.com to review all needed documents, etc. The online account form can be found here.
We currently do not offer paperless billing.
To change your service to another address, please email the application, identification, and a copy of the lease or proof of purchase. For information, please contact Customer Service 678.407.6675.
You have 3 options for bill payment:
- Drop the payment at the City Hall after hours drop box on the drive-through side of the building.
- Make your payment at City Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Make your Payment Online. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for transactions to be posted to your account.
Please visit www.lawrencevilleutilities.com for additional information.
For more information on reserving the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, visit the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation website.
Please contact Planning and Development at 678-407-6583 to determine if you are within the City limits. If you are not within the City Limits, visit the Gwinnett County website for more information on business licenses.
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For more information on changing your name, visit the
The City of Lawrenceville’s Code Enforcement effort is assigned to the Planning and Development Department. Code Enforcement investigates and resolves violations of the City Code, Zoning Ordinance and Property Maintenance Ordinance. Our focus is to gain compliance with the cooperation of agents, occupants or property owners.
A complaint is received and a case is opened. Code Enforcement Officers then conduct an investigation and take enforcement steps to notify the property owner if a violation is found. If corrections are not made by the deadline, a citation is issued and the cases are presented in court. The process ends when the violation has been corrected and the property is in compliance.
A violation is an instance where a residential and/or commercial property does not meet the minimum standards as set out in the City’s ordinances. Check out the graphic for tips to avoid common violations and visit lville.city/violation-counts to view the current violation counts and statistics.
A Notice of Violation is a document issued by Code Enforcement after inspecting a property and finding a violation of the city ordinance. Notices are intended to educate agents, occupants, and property owners with the types of violations, a corrective action, and a corrective date. Notice of Violations are not citations to appear in court but are an effort focused on working with the community to correct violations. The notice will tell you what violation has been found and what you need to do to correct the problem. It will also have a re-inspection date listed. Contact the Code Enforcement Officer listed on the notice if you have any questions about the violation and how to correct it.
Citations are issued as a final means to correct the violation. If a violation has not been corrected after a follow up inspection, a citation may be issued requiring a court appearance.
The Notice of Violation will contain a deadline of no less than one and not more than 20 days for compliance. For more information, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer who issued the notice.
Contact Lawrenceville Municipal Court at Phone: 770-963-3288.
Contact the Code Enforcement Officer to inform them that the violation has been corrected. The officer will re-inspect the property and close the case.
The Lawrenceville Police Department enforces parking on the street. For more information, the Police can be contacted by calling 770-963-2443.
All events are rain or shine! However, if the weather becomes severe, the event may be cancelled or rescheduled for the safety of everyone in attendance. Please follow the City on social media and at www.downtownlawrencevillega.com for any updated information regarding rain dates.
Probably not. We have removed most of the pre-registrations requirement surrounding our events as of April 2021, due to changes in the Governor's Orders. However, some events may have limited attendance in support of public health. Please follow the City on social media and visit www.downtownlawrencevillega.com for the latest information on City events.
Please note that VIP experience / ticket offerings require advance registration and payment.
The Lawrenceville Lawn is a public park, and many of our events are held outdoors in public spaces. We do require that dogs be on a leash. We also request that you clean up after your pet in order to keep our City clean and enjoyable for all. We have pet waste stations installed in multiple locations around the Lawn for your convenience.
We caution pet owners that many of our events involve large crowds, loud music, and more than one involving fireworks. If your pet is anxious, please consider these factors before bringing it to a City of Lawrenceville event.
Please visit www.downtownlawrencevillega.com to find event details. Most City of Lawrenceville events are free to attend, but some do require a small fee. Some events may also have food trucks or snack vendors present selling snacks, frozen treats and other food options.
Visit the "Health and Safety Tab" to read about the City of Lawrenceville’s Healthy and Safety practices and protocols surrounding special events.
If a city-sanctioned or city-sponsored event is taking place at the Lawrenceville Lawn, portions of the park may be closed to the public, including the main Lawn area, portions of the parking lots, and the volleyball courts. The Lawrenceville Lawn stage is always closed unless reserved in advance and opened by City of Lawrenceville staff for a special event. Any event-related road closures will be announced on social media prior to the event. For a full calendar of special events, please visit www.downtownlawrencevillega.com.
We’re glad you asked! Contact our Event Coordinator at [email protected] for more information on being a vendor or a sponsor. Also visit | Lawrenceville, GA
Absolutely! Feel free to bring your own food and drinks or visit one of the incredible restaurants on the Square to enjoy a meal before the event. Please note that no outside alcohol is allowed at City events. However, beer and wine will be available to purchase at most events.
The City Events Team structures all City Events with safety measures in place that support public health and meet CDC recommendations. Therefore some City of Lawrenceville events may require registration and have limited attendance.
Should an event you are interested in attending show as "sold out," that means there are no more available tickets to that event. And due to our limited attendance in support of public health, we will not be adding tickets. The good news is that we have a full calendar of events and many opportunities. Please also consider volunteering at an event.
Please follow the city social media platforms and www.downtownlawrencevillega.com for additional details. We have also created a “Health and Safety tab” with full details on our policies and procedures. Please contact [email protected] with additional questions.
Any items that are found after an event are held at City Hall for one year before they are discarded. Please call 678.407.6653 or email [email protected] if you have lost something during a City event.
No, tents are not allowed at the Lawrenceville Lawn during city events. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets to use for seating. Be sure to visit www.downtownlawrencevillega.com for event details and any registration requirements.
Please send all musician/band information, along with press kit, to [email protected].
We take the following payment options:
Payments may be made by phone, website payment portal, or mail or in-person at City Hall. View more information about payment options.
We offer same day service if all information is received by 12 p.m. If your application is received after 12 p.m., we offer after hours service turn on for an additional $45. Special circumstances could apply.
All of our rates are fixed with the exception of our Gas service, which is variable.
No, we do not offer budget billing at this time.
The $30 service charge covers the costs of setting up your account and dispatching a meter reader to record a beginning reading for billing purposes.
That fee is a one time service charge for establishing a new service account.
Accounts beginning with a 1 or 2 are in Cycle 1. Accounts beginning with a 3 or 4 are in Cycle 2. Accounts beginning with a 5 or 8 are in Cycle 3. Accounts beginning with a 6 or 7 are in Cycle 4. Please view the billing schedule (PDF).
A notification will be mailed to you notifying you of our intent to disconnect your service.
Call the after-hours phone number: 770-339-2410, but no calls are accepted after 7:30 PM. Please pay the account in full, either online or over the phone, prior to calling the after-hours line.
To have utility service provided by the City of Lawrenceville, please complete an account application and call City Hall at 678.407.6675 to schedule a connection date. To make sure that you have all of the necessary documentation, please review the Utility Account Set-up Information.
For information on transferring electric service, please contact Customer Service 678-407-6675 or visit the Utilities office at City Hall.
To disconnect electric service, you may call 679.407.6675 or visit the Customer Service office at: Lawrenceville City Hall 70 S Clayton Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
You may also email the disconnect paperwork to the Customer Service here. Required information: Last four (4) digits of social security number, service address, exact date to disconnect (Monday - Friday), mailing address and current phone number.
Accounts beginning with a 1 or 2 are in Cycle 1. Accounts beginning with a 3 or 4 are in Cycle 2. Accounts beginning with a 5 or 8 are in Cycle 3. Accounts beginning with a 6 or 7 are in Cycle 4. For more information refer to our Billing Dates (PDF).
No, the City does not grant extensions or make payment arrangements.
By mail, online, by phone, or in person at City Hall.
No. The paperwork must be returned to City Hall with a voided check. Once all required documentation is submitted, it will take two (2) billing cycles for the automatic bank draft to take effect. View the
The City does not waive any fees for residential customers. Business customers are allowed a waiver of late fees once every twelve months.
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If you are within the Lawrenceville City Limits, you may come to City Hall to fill out paperwork and schedule a connection date. You may also email the application and required paperwork to customer service here. For more information, visit our Utility Account Setup Page.
Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for details on open positions and the application process.
The City of Lawrenceville only accepts applications for current openings.
A completed application is required to formally apply for all positions with the City of Lawrenceville.
The closing date is the last day the City of Lawrenceville Human Resources Department will accept applications for a specific position. Applications cannot be submitted after that date.
You are welcome to contact the Human Resources Department anytime to inquire about your application. We will advise you of the status of your application and the progress of the position.
If you wish to apply for a different position with the City of Lawrenceville, you must submit a new application for that position. If you are applying for the same position as before, your initial application is valid for up to 6 months.
Those interested in renting the Lawrenceville Lawn or Bicentennial Plaza for a special event should read the Special Event Policy. Included in the policy, are details regarding Parade Permits and road closures. To apply for a Special Event Permit, please submit the Special Event Application no less than 90 days from the proposed date of the event to be eligiblefor consideration.
This packet does NOT serve as an application to reservethe Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.Please call (770) 822- 5450 to reserve the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for a special event.
Special Event Application
If your case does not require a mandatory court appearance, you can pay online or by phone at 844-229-2183 using a Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit/debit card. You may pay online up until 7 a.m. on your scheduled court date.
You also have the option of mailing a money order or certified check (No personal checks). Payments by mail must be received prior to your court date. Please make checks and money orders payable to City of Lawrenceville and include your citation number.
If you have questions about your case such as the time or date of your hearing, you can contact the court clerk’s office for assistance. You may also ask for directions to the court and to the courtroom in which you should appear.
If you have a disability, do not speak or understand English well, or require special accommodations in the courtroom, please call the court clerk’s office at least 10 business days prior to your hearing, or as soon as possible after receiving your notice to appear in court, to allow the court time to properly assist you.
If you are not able to appear in court, contact the court clerk at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled hearing. If you do not appear at your hearing and fail to notify the court, a warrant may be issued for your arrest in criminal cases. You should also keep in mind that a judge may make a ruling in your case if you fail to come to court after being properly notified in civil cases such as divorce, child support, and temporary protective order hearings.
The United States Supreme Court advises that children may attend court, but given the formal nature of court proceedings, it is not recommended for infants or small children.
The following items are NOT allowed in the courtroom: weapons of any kind, electronic recording equipment such as video or, voice recorders, or cameras (unless approved by the court), food, beverages, chewing gum, and tobacco.
Yes, if you are appearing in court you should dress nicely and in a manner that shows respect for the court. If you are not dressed properly, you may be asked to leave the court and return at a later date. This will delay your hearing and require you to appear in court more than once. For more information about dressing for court, click here.
Yes. Please call the After-Hours phone number 770-339-2410 for reconnection outside of normal business hours. No calls will be accepted after 7:30 p.m. If making payment by phone or online, please make the payment prior to calling the After-Hours line.
Yes. You can make a payment online. Please note there is a $45 after hours charge for reconnections after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends. Contact the After-Hours phone number 770-339-2410 to schedule a reconnection time.
Yes. Please call toll free 1-844-878-2841 to access our automated phone payment system. Please note there is a $45 after hours charge for reconnections after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends. Contact the After-Hours phone number 770-339-2410 to schedule a reconnection time.
No. Meter Services is not allowed to light a pilot light, nor can we instruct you on how to light it. Please contact our Gas Department at 770-963-3332 for assistance with lighting a pilot light.
Yes, if you are within the City limits, you may keep livestock or chickens on your property per Article 2 of the Zoning Ordinance, section 200.3.9 (Livestock, Keeping of (for personal utility). Please contact Planning and Development at Phone: 678-407-6583 if you have additional questions. If you are outside the City limits, visit the Gwinnett County Planning and Development Department at Phone: 678-518-6000.
If you are not the homeowner, a permit may only be issued to a state licensed General Contractor who has made application for a permit.
Submit in person a completed Rezoning Application .
If you are requesting a C.O. from the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal for a commercial building please contact the Fire Marshal at 678-518-6000.
Completed applications may only be submitted via mail or in person to the Planning and Zoning Department. Applications can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 2200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
To submit an application in person, go to:
70 S Clayton Street
For more information, please call 678-407-6583.
If you are within the Lawrenceville City Limits, you can download the Business License Application. Follow requirements specified in application and the form and payment must be submitted to City Hall in person. Please contact Planning and Development at 678-407-6583 to determine if you are within the City limits. If you are not within the City Limits, visit the Gwinnett County website for more information on business licenses. Click for more
If you are within the Lawrenceville City Limits, you can download the Business Change Request form. The form has a place for name change. Follow requirements specified in application and the form and payment must be submitted to City Hall in person.Please contact Planning & Zoning at 678-407-6583 if you are uncertain if you within the City limits. If you are not within the City Limits, visit the Gwinnett County website for more information on business licenses. View the Business Change Request (PDF).
Contact the Deeds and Records office of Gwinnett County at 770-822-8100 to determine if a property survey has been recorded with the County. If a survey is not on file with the Deeds and Records Office, it may be necessary to have a licensed professional surveyor prepare one for you.
The City of Lawrenceville Parades and Assemblies Ordinance contains all detailed information regarding this subject.
Download the Public Assembly Application.
Property maintenance requirements can be found in Chapter 10 of the General Code of Ordinances.
Sign regulations can be found in Article X of the Zoning Ordinance.
For any event proposed within the City Limits, you should discuss your desires with the Communication and Community Development Department and the Police Department months ahead of the planned event. A Special Event Application should be completed and all associated deadlines should be met. Please visit the Events Page for additional details.
Contractors are licensed by the Georgia Secretary of State.
While we try to perform inspections the day after the inspection is ordered, we have 2 business days to complete the inspection. For more information, please call 678-407-6583.
Submit in person a completed Architectural Review Application.
Current year (2023) property taxes are due on November 1, 2023. Prior year property taxes are due immediately.
The tax value for the current year is set and cannot be appealed. All deadlines to appeal with Gwinnett County have passed. In the future, you may appeal to the Gwinnett County Board of Assessors. For more information on filing an appeal or return and the appropriate steps, please contact the Assessors’ Office at 770-822-7200. If you filed an appeal against your property assessment, you are still required to pay the bill by the due date. Once the Gwinnett County Board of Assessors or Board of Equalization makes a final decision on your appeal, please forward a copy of the decision to the City of Lawrenceville customer service team (PO Box 2200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046). The City will record the new value and process any resulting billing adjustments.
For your convenience, you may pay by any of the following methods:
PO Box 220SProperty TaxLawrenceville, GA 30046Please make check(s) payable to City of Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville City HallFinance DepartmentMonday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Cash, check, money order, certified check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Forward a copy of the tax bill to your mortgage company to ensure there will be no delay in payment processing.
Yes. In accordance with State law, accounts not paid by the due date will accrue interest monthly at an annualized rate equal to the bank prime loan rate (posted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) plus 3% until the taxes are paid in full. For the purposes of this interest calculation, any period of less than one month shall be considered to be one month. In addition, a 5% penalty on the unpaid taxes will be imposed every 120 days after the due date up to the maximum amounts allowed by law (aggregate amount of penalties shall not exceed 20% of the principal amount of the taxes originally due). Penalty and interest charges shall not be waived, regardless of the reason for the delinquent payment.
A return check fee equal to $30.00 will be assessed and potential late fees and penalties
Any unpaid property taxes will be subject to the issuance of a FiFa (lien) in accordance with State law, O.C.G.A. §48-3-3, which may result in the sale of the FiF.
Please make checks payable to “City of Lawrenceville”
Please mail your payments to:
City of Lawrenceville PO Box 2200 Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
The Stormwater fee is for the regular maintenance and required upgrades for drainage structures and systems maintained by the City of Lawrenceville. The Stormwater fee is for managing water that leaves your property; however, the County water bill is for water provided to your home for drinking, etc.
Your Property Tax Bill can be paid online through the Customer Self Service portal.
Your tax bill is not a scam. The City of Lawrenceville began billing its own property taxes in 2021. If you review your County Tax bill, it indicates the City is billing its own property taxes for 2022.
This is not a new tax. The City of Lawrenceville has billed property taxes since 1991. In recent years, the City tax property tax bill was included on the Gwinnett County Tax bill. This process changed in 2021, and the City of Lawrenceville is now billing its own property taxes.
The City of Lawrenceville Parades and Assemblies Ordinance contains all detailed information regarding this subject.
Yes. One of the primary responsibilities of the Pawn Unit is to locate stolen property having been pawned or sold in Lawrenceville. Contact us directly for assistance.
Visit the Lawrenceville School Zone Speed Camera page for information regarding location, how to pay your citation, safety tips, and much more.
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For information regarding property lines, you must contact a land surveyor. It may be less expensive to use the one who originally surveyed the subject property. Property ownership and other information about a property can be found on the Gwinnett County GIS Database. Please note the information on this site might be behind the actual land transactions by several months. View the Gwinnett County’s GIS Database.
Look up your service day by street name (PDF). Please note: Citizens are encouraged to check their zip code and address to confirm whether or not they live within the City limits, as those living in unincorporated areas are serviced by other means.
The City’s new schedule will maximize productivity and minimize cost by consolidating five days of weekly garbage pick-up into four days, providing our employees with a day dedicated to improving the upkeep of our streets, parks and public spaces commonly used by residents.
The City of Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville Police Department began implementing an automated speed enforcement program in August 2022. The purpose of the program was to reduce the number of speeding vehicles traveling through school zones, thus reducing the likelihood of crashes, or injuries, especially those involving children. The school zone safety program includes 6 schools. The Lawrenceville Police Department, in conjunction with Blue Line Solutions, LLC, established an extensive program that emphasizes safety, education, and information components not usually utilized in photo-speed enforcement programs.
The automated speed enforcement technology is 100% accurate in determining exactly which vehicle it is capturing. The stationary cameras use a LIDAR laser beam aimed at a single lane. Vehicles drive through the beam as they travel on the roadway. This guarantees the vehicle speed recorded matches the proper vehicle.
The total traffic count during the hours of 7:20 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. in Lawrenceville school zones was 153,682. Of those, 38,247 (25%) were speeding 11+MPH above the speed limit. Our goal is 100% compliance.
Automated speed enforcement in Gwinnett County is only in school zones. School zones are clearly marked with signage that the school zones are monitored, and speed limits are enforced by automated speed enforcement technology. Drivers should assume that automated speed enforcement technology monitors all school zones. Visit lville.city/MyCityServices to view the speed camera locations.
During active school zone hours, (posted and marked at each school and indicated by flashing yellow lights) the speed limit is reduced to the marked, allowable speed limit. During those hours, the reduced speed limits are enforced. The posted speed limits are enforced 1 hour before and after school is in session and 1 hour before and after school releases.
(a)(1) The speed limit within any school zone as provided for in Code Section 40-14-8 and marked pursuant to Code Section 40-14-6 may be enforced by using photographically recorded images for violations which occurred only on a school day during the time in which instructional classes are taking place and one hour before such classes are scheduled to begin and for one hour after such classes have concluded when such violations are in excess of ten miles per hour over the speed limit.
H.B. 40-14-18 Section 9
The school zone speed cameras may operate during the summer at schools that have summer school attendees and during the times the school is in session. If the lights are flashing, please reduce your speed to the posted school zone speed limit.
No. According to state law, automated citations issued in school zones are only issued to drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.
First violations are a total of $100.00 and a second or any subsequent violations are $150.00. Payments are due by the “Pay By” date listed on the citation.
The owner of a motor vehicle shall be liable for a civil monetary penalty to the governing body of the law enforcement agency provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection if such vehicle is found, as evidenced by photographically recorded images, to have been operated in disregard or disobedience of the speed limit within any school zone and such disregard or disobedience was not otherwise authorized by law. The amount of such civil monetary penalty shall be $75.00 for a first violation and $125.00 for a second or any subsequent violation, in addition to fees associated with the electronic processing of such civil monetary penalty which shall not exceed $25.00.
Please note, citation payments are not handled by the City of Lawrenceville. Citations can be paid online, mailed, or by phone.
The easiest and most convenient payment method is via the online payment portal. To pay for your Lawrenceville citation online, please visit: https://violationpayment.org/lawrencevillegapayment/(S(hglao1ey55v0a15rtrw040hl))/default.aspx?target=citationLookup
For additional questions, visit: https://www.violationpayment.net/pay-view-citation.html
You may also mail a check or money order to the address printed on the citation and pre-printed return envelope.
Payment by phone: Call 855.252.0086. Please patiently and thoroughly listen to the prompts. If you wish to speak to a representative, press "9" or "0". Representatives can look up your citation by name, notice number, or tag number.
An automated photo speed violation is considered a civil violation and the law says the owner of the cited vehicle is responsible. In Georgia, you may "transfer" the violation to the driver of the vehicle by the below methods, as taken directly from the Georgia law:
A) Testifies under oath in open court or submits to the court a sworn, notarized statement that he or she was not the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation.
B) Presents to the court a certified copy of a police report showing that the vehicle had been reported to the police as stolen prior to the time of the alleged violation.
H.B. 978 40-14-18 Section 9
It should be noted that if the violation is not paid, the owner remains responsible for the violation.
Visit, https://www.violationpayment.net/contest-your-citation.html to contest your citation.
No. Citations are civil offenses, not criminal. No points are assessed on your driving record for automated enforcement violations.
The revenue is shared between the City of Lawrenceville and Blue Line Solutions, the company that installs and maintains the cameras. Blue Line Solutions receives 35% of the citation and the City of Lawrenceville receives 65%. The city had no out-of-pocket cost to install the cameras and Blue Line Solutions will maintain the cameras.
According to state law, paid citation revenue must be utilized for law enforcement activities and public safety initiatives, such as police equipment and new school resource officers that will make our community safer. Funds directed to the City of Lawrenceville from the School Zone Speed Camera Program will be used for local law enforcement and/or public safety initiatives in compliance with state law. The City of Lawrenceville has no budget set in anticipation of collecting funds for FY 2023 in hopes that drivers will abide by the speed limits and refrain from speeding in our school zones.
Although there is a monetary component to the speed camera program, it was implemented as a safety and staffing issue. The City of Lawrenceville desires to prevent speeding in our school zones (the cameras will not issue speeding tickets throughout the day) and we lack adequate police personnel to cover all six school zones and provide appropriate police coverage for all other law enforcement needs throughout the city on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Therefore, the City Council chose to utilize this technology in an attempt to keep children, educators, and the community safe.
The speed cameras cost the city and taxpayers $0. Blue Line Solutions handle all upfront costs of the program. Speed bumps and rumble strips would cost the city money for installation.
You have the right to contest a citation issued by a law enforcement agency. Due process is provided through administrative hearings and/or court proceedings. To contest a citation, visit https://www.violationpayment.net/contest-your-citation.html to schedule an administrative hearing.
To fund the efforts that keep the Stormwater system fully operational, a Stormwater utility fee is collected from City of Lawrenceville property owners. This fee is used to replace old pipes, reduce pollution, monitor water quality, and maintain the Stormwater infrastructure. Much strategic planning and prioritization goes into decisions to allocate the funds received by the Stormwater utility. The funds exclusively support the continual upkeep of the system to protect and preserve our community.
Fees are assessed according to the impervious surface area or Stormwater “footprint” of each parcel, rather than property value. Each parcel will be billed for each equivalent resident unit (“ERU”). Equivalent residential unit means 3,000 square feet of impervious surface. Each ERU is billed at a rate of $5.00 per month. Residentially zoned property, excluding multi-family housing, is billed one (1) ERU (ex. $5.00 per month). For non-residentially zoned property, including multi-family housing, the number of ERUs to be billed is calculated by taking the square footage of the property and multiplying the square footage by Seventy-five percent (75%) and then dividing by 3,000 (ex. 5 acre parcel – 43,560 x 5 = 217,800; 217,800 x 75% = 163,350; 163,350 / 3000 = 54.45 ERUs; 54.45 x $5.00 = $272.25 per month).
Stormwater is any water that originates from precipitation, like rain or snowmelt. Stormwater can soak into soil or evaporate, but in urban areas, most Stormwater turns into runoff because of the large amounts of impervious surface, which water is unable to soak into. Federal laws regulating Stormwater runoff require Lawrenceville to reevaluate the way it manages the water that runs off impervious surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, or rooftops. Stormwater runoff creates flooding issues and carries pollutants directly to our streams and rivers, contaminating our local waterways.
The Lawrenceville Mayor and Council voted to create a Stormwater utility fee. The utility fee raises the revenues needed to fund Lawrenceville's Stormwater Management Program. This program brings us into compliance with federal regulations and safeguards our community through improved drainage and protection of local waterways. The Stormwater utility fee charges properties in Lawrenceville based on that property's contribution to the need for Stormwater management. The utility uses the amount of impervious surface, or surface that water is unable to soak into, on a property as the primary basis for the fee. This user-fee system represents a way to raise revenue for the program by charging those who directly contribute to its need. This method presents our community with an alternative to an across-the-board tax increase.
The Stormwater utility fee pays for the operations and maintenance costs of the Stormwater management program. Some of the services tied to the Stormwater program include:
The Stormwater utility is a user fee, much like the fee that you pay for your water utility or gas service. Users of these services are charged based on the demand they place on the system. The Stormwater that flows off your property places demand on a vast system of infrastructure which is costly to operate and maintain. Stormwater must be channeled through a system of pipes and other conveyances before it can be safely discharged into local rivers, lakes and streams.
All property owners in Lawrenceville pay the Stormwater utility fee. This includes residential homeowners, churches, nonprofit organizations, Georgia Gwinnett College (schools) and commercial property owners. Undeveloped land does not have any impervious surfaces, so it is not charged a Stormwater fee.
The Stormwater utility bill is structured to be paid by the property owner, who might not be the same person who receives the water bill. Property owners make decisions about how the Stormwater from their property is managed. Typically, the occupant receives the monthly water bill but it would be inappropriate for a tenant to receive the Stormwater utility fee as well.
On the date of a closure, the closing attorney generates a Property Transfer form (PT-61) that is filed with the deed for the change of ownership. The closing attorney has 90 days to file this paperwork. The state receives the paperwork and sends it out to the Stormwater utility, the Tax Assessor, and any other parties who subscribe to the forms. Once the Stormwater utility receives notification of the transfer, Billing Staff will close the account under the old owner's name and begin an account in the new owner's name. A prorated final bill (based on the closing date) will be mailed to the previous owner, and a prorated first bill will be mailed to the new owner with the next billing cycle.
There are approximately 1,500 municipalities across the country that have developed utilities to fund their Stormwater management programs. Including Lawrenceville, more than 60 communities in Georgia have user fees that fund Stormwater services. These communities include Gwinnett County, the City of Covington, the City of Decatur, DeKalb County, Athens-Clarke County, the City of Norcross, Barrow County, the City of Roswell, the City of Duluth, and the City of Smyrna.
Yes. It is difficult for water to soak into a packed gravel surface. Once gravel is compacted, from cars or heavy equipment, for example, surface water runs off of it much like a paved surface. The gravel may slow the flow of water from the area, but will only reduce the amount of runoff minimally, if at all. Many flat roofs are covered with gravel, but they still shed the rainwater that falls on them. In addition, if cars or heavy equipment are traveling on these gravel surfaces; runoff typically carries pollutants like metals or petroleum into our waterways.
Stormwater utility bills are based on the amount of impervious surface present on the property. If you believe the area of impervious surface has been calculated incorrectly, please contact the Stormwater Management Program at 678-407-6675 or email [email protected].
Stormwater credits are given to properties with installed and properly maintained Stormwater systems that meet the requirements of the Lawrenceville Stormwater management ordinance and the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. Stormwater ponds, wetlands, infiltration trenches, and other management systems reduce the velocity or rate of the runoff or clean up the pollutants found in Stormwater. When properly maintained and installed, these systems can qualify for a reduction in fee for the property they serve.
On the Stormwater utility web site there is a form for reporting problems. Complete the form and email it to [email protected] or call 678.407.6675 to report the problem. Be sure to give address and contact information. A work order will be created and someone from the Stormwater utility will contact you to assess the issues and advise you of any options available to you.
Please call the Stormwater at 678-407-6675 or email [email protected] to report illegal dumping or water quality concerns. We will investigate the issue and take the appropriate actions to remediate it.
Please call the Stormwater at 678-407-6675 or email [email protected] to report an issue with storm drains. We will investigate the issue and take the appropriate actions to remediate it.
If you have any utility service provided by the City of Lawrenceville, you may come to City Hall to complete an application and schedule a connection date. You may also email the needed information to Customer Service here. To make sure that you have all of the necessary documentation, please review the Utilities page.
To transfer utilities service, you must go to the Utilities office at City Hall. For information, please contact Customer Service 678-407-6675.
To disconnect utility service, you may call or come to the Customer Service office at
Lawrenceville City Hall
For information, please contact Customer Service at 678.407.6675.
No, there is not. For information, please contact Customer Service 678.407.6675.
Deposits are based on a review of your credit using Equifax. Deposits can range from $0.00 to $800.00.
After 24 consecutive months of on-time payments, your deposit will be applied to the account. When your account is closed, any deposit will be applied to the final bill and any credit will be refunded by check.
Homeowners must replace their cans. The City does not furnish them. To replace a recycling bin, contact Lathan's Home Sanitation 770-554-0455.
Dumpsters are available for purchase through the city. Please contact Ray Long at 770-277-7452 for more information.