How long does it take to get a Construction Permit in Gwinnett County?

After you have decided to move forward with any construction projects such as new construction, renovations, remodeling, room additions, decks, basements, etc., getting a building permit is an important part of the process. If you have never been involved with this step, it is important to get some guidance from a local experienced contractor to make sure things run as smooth as possible and you reduce the amount of time if mistakes are made in the paperwork, etc.

If you live in Gwinnett County, listed below is valuable information about moving forward with your construction project?

Gwinnett County regulations

 “Gwinnett County requires building permits for all new construction, renovations, remodeling, swimming pools, signs and repairs which involve structural, plumbing, mechanical or electrical work.

The Building Permit Section of the Gwinnett County Department of Planning & Development will also issue water and sewer permits in approved subdivisions.

Multifamily and commercial building permit fees are based on the evaluated cost of construction figured by Building Plan Review Section staff. The building permit fee is then based on $5 per $1,000 of the evaluated cost, rounded to the nearest dollar, plus $50 for the Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion. The minimum fee for a building permit is $30 plus the $50 certificate fee. Multifamily and commercial projects require plan approval prior to permit issuance.

To obtain a building permit, a business license number is also required unless you are building your own home for your own occupancy,” according to Gwinnett County Planning and Development.

Steps to follow

 When you decide to made revisions to your home, build an addition, deck, basement, accessory building, retaining wall, etc., you are required to get a Home Building Permit through Gwinnett County. It is important to work with a professional local contractor to work through the issues and ins and outs of building. They do it every day and understand the process to get results quickly and easily.

Depending on what type of revisions / additions / renovations you are doing to your home, there are different processes to go through for the specific type of building but here are the basis steps:

  1. Obtain approval from Environmental Health for Homes served by a private septic system. This is not required if the home is served by the county sewer.
  2. Submit a building location plan to the Development Review Section of Planning and Development.
  3. Submit a building location plan to Storm water Plan.
  4. Complete the building permit application, erosion control and solid waste management affidavit, and the energy code compliance affidavit.
  5. Obtain building permit at the Building Permits Counter of Planning and Development.

Length of time

To get a construction building permit, upon submittal of a complete application, a plan review can take up to two weeks for one- and two-family dwellings (residential construction) and up to four weeks for commercial projects. Review times vary, depending on the complexity of the project and the level of information you submit with your application.

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