Steps for Obtaining a Site Development Permit The following steps have been simplified to outline the Site Development Permitting process. If you have any questions, please contact: Jason Thompson, Director Department of Planning and Development Office: 770-985-3518 email: JThompson@snellville.org Step 1: Zoning Verification Property owners, lenders, prospective buyers can obtain written confirmation of the zoning of a development location. A Zoning Verification Letter will provide a general description of the zoning district, references to any applicable zoning and overlay standards, and the zoning history related to the current zoning entitlements as some properties may have zoning conditions that may restrict or even prohibit certain principal or accessory uses. Step 2: Pre-Submittal Conference PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE REQUIRED A pre-submittal conference is required BEFORE the initial submittal of any development/land disturbance plans. Please call 770-985-3518 to schedule the pre-submittal conference. Re-submittals do not require a pre-submittal conference. Step 3: Development Permit Review All projects that require a Development Permit or Land Disturbance Permit must first be reviewed by the Planning and Development Department to ensure compliance with City regulations. In order to begin the review process, applicants must submit: 3 sets of complete site plans: Site Plan sheets shall not exceed 48 inches by 36 inches and must have a horizontal scale of no less than 100 feet to one inch. Initial submittals must include an ALTA survey of the site, a site plan, phased erosion control plans, grading plan, utility plan, tree survey, and preliminary landscaping plan. Plans must be sealed, signed and dated by a Georgia registered professional engineer for each submittal. The landscape plan must be stamped and sealed by a Georgia registered landscape architect. Plans will not be accepted without a proper engineer's seal, signature, and date. Include the developer's and engineer's e-mail addresses on the plans. Include on plans any conditions of zoning that have been attached to the site. 2 sets of digital plans 2 sets of the site Hydrology Study: Surveys must be stamped and sealed by a Georgia registered land surveyor on each submittal. Project Submittal Sheet Plan review fee ($500 per review) Erosion Control & Solid Waste Management Affidavit The plans are reviewed by the City Planner and City Engineer. Plan reviews are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Comments will typically be ready in approximately 2 weeks, but review times may vary due to the number of projects currently under review. PLEASE NOTE: Plan sets will not be reviewed without a review fee being paid. Step 4: Determine Site Specific Permitting Needs Commercial Commercial Site Plan Review Commercial Landscape Review Our designated Engineer will review the site and Hydrology Study with the Development Plan Review - Engineering Checklist. Residential Residential Preliminary Plat Review - Planning Checklist Landscape Checklist Residential Preliminary Plat. Our designated Engineer will review the site and hydrology study with the Preliminary/Final Plat Review - Engineering Checklist. Once site development checklist has been completed the Residential Final Plat Review - Planning and Landscape Checklist Residential Final Plat checklists need to be completed. If the project falls within our Corridor Overlay District, the Corridor Overlay District Checklist will be used in addition to the site checklist. Overlay District If the project falls within our Town Center Overlay District, the Town Center Overlay District Checklist will be used in addition to the site checklist. Overlay District Map Step 5: After the Review, Go to the County A Blue Route Sheet will be returned with the first set of staff comments. This sheet, along with a set of plans, will need to be taken to the various County and State agencies that will be designated by staff on the route sheet. They will "sign off" their approval on this sheet. All signatures will be required before any site development work is approved. Map to Gwinnett Government Offices Step 6: Plan Submittal Checklist Blue Route Sheet Photometric Plan Owners Certification, Engineer's Stormwater Certification Memorandum of Understanding (Development Inspections). Erosion and Sediment Control Bond Form The fee is $1,000 per acre, but under no circumstances less than $3,000. (EX: 2 acre site = $3,000) The Land Disturbing Activity Form $80 dollars per acre or fraction thereof, half ($40) being paid to the city and half being paid to the Georgia EPD (Environmental Protection Department). Bring a copy of the EPD check and EPD submitted form to the city when paying this fee. The NPDES Notice of Intent (NOI) Form must be completed for all projects over 1 acre. Send this form to the Georgia EPD and supply the City with a copy of this completed form (and payment copy) prior to construction activity. Also submit an electronic copy of each approved plan page, preferably in Adobe .PDF format. Before permit approval, submit 3 sets of approved site plans, complete with: Gwinnett County Fire Marshal stamp Engineer's signed and dated seal Signed signature block Landscape architect sealed landscaping plans Lighting plans Official signatures Step 7: Pre-Construction Meeting When all of the above requirements have been met, and site approval is received, you may schedule a site "Pre-Construction Meeting" with the Planning & Development staff. In this meeting, the general contractor, property owner/developer, and the engineer of record for the project are required to attend. This meeting will cover what is expected of the development with regard to erosion control, materials, tree protection, and inspections. The development permit will be issued during the meeting. The Development Permit Fee is due at this meeting. During the construction phase of the project, City staff will conduct random site inspections. Erosion control measures will be checked for compliance during all inspections. ALL mandatory building and site inspections must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Step 8: Certificates of Occupancy (CO) Certificate of Occupancy (CO) Checklist Please plan well in advance to ensure compliance and submittal of all documents and County and City approvals for project closout and receipt of the Certificate of Occupancy! There are many documents that must be reviewed and approved and final inspections to be completed. It is recommended to submit documents and begin scheduling inspections at least one month prior to the date on which the site is scheduled to open or issuance of the final plat is desired. The City of Snellville is one of many agencies that must issue site approval in order to receive a Certificate of Occupancy. Both Gwinnett County and the State of Georgia conduct various inspections and issue approvals. PLEASE NOTE: The City of Snellville does not issue temporary Certificates of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until all agencies have approved the site - THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! Apply for and receive your Occupational Tax License (Business License) The Storm Sewer As-Built documents should be submitted for review at least four weeks prior to the anticipated site completion date. A Landscape Maintenance Bond is required for all sites. A BMP Tracking Form is required for storm water detention structures. If any ROW is to be dedicated to the city, read the Pavement Coring Memo concerning any paving being done in the ROW. Any paving being done in the ROW will need to schedule a pavement proof roll with the city. (770-985-3513) Both the Certificate of Development Conformance (Attachments A-F) and Certificate of Development Conformance (Attachment G) documents must be completed and submitted. Use the BMP Maintenance Bond Calculations form to figure the amount of the bond for Attachment G. (Attachment G is for all on-site storm water detention structures.) City Personnel will need to do a final site inspection prior to CO issuance. This inspection covers landscaping, lighting, and general site layout. Please schedule this inspection by calling 770-985-3513 or 3514.