Opening a Business

Welcome to Snellville

City leaders are glad you selected Snellville as the place to start and grow your business. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our community. If you are interested in opening a business in Snellville, we wish to support you in your efforts. Eric Van Otteren and Jason Thompson are available to answer many of your questions. We would like to participate with you at the celebration when you open.

The City of Snellville is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and new businesses. We recognize your contribution in realizing the vision of our city. Snellville is working hard, with your help, to create a broader economic base by expanding its professional job market and cultural amenities.

There are a number of support resources available to you as you walk through the process of preparing and launching your business in the city. The City partners with SCORE, a free business counseling organization. SCORE looks forward to working with startups and small business alike to help you start, sustain and grow your business If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

A Guide to Your Grand Opening

City officials would like to celebrate with you as you launch your business in Snellville by offering a ribbon-cutting event. We will invite local dignitaries, representatives from the Mayor and Council, City Management, the Snellville Police Department and local commerce groups.

Contact Public Information Officer Brian Arrington at 770-985-3517 to start planning for your grand opening event!

 

City of Snellville Contacts

Main: 770-985-3500

Jason Thompson, Planning and Development Director - 770-985-3518

Quality of Life - Code Enforcement - 70-985-3519

Sign Permits - 770-985-3515

Business Licenses - 770-985-3513

Building Permits/Inspections - 770-985-3513

Zoning Information - 770-985-3515

Alcohol Beverage License - 770-985-3513

Public Works - 770-985-3527

Police Department 770-985-3555

Snellville Tourism and Trade - snellvilletourism.com

Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce - www.eastsidechamber.org

Snellville Downtown Development Authority - www.snellville.org/downtown-development-authority

 

Gwinnett County Contacts

Main: 770-822-8000

www.gwinnettcounty.com

 

Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce - 770-232-3000 - www.gwinnettchamber.org

Fire Marshal (Plan Review) - 678-518-4980

Health Department - 770-963-5132

Tax Assessor - 770-822-7200

Tax Commissioner - 770-822-8818

Water Resources - 678-376-6800

 

Additional Information

•Business licenses expire on Dec. 31 of each year and must be renewed by March 31. Renewal applications are mailed in January.

•Home businesses may operate under the Home Occupation and Home Business standards of Article 18 of the Zoning Ordinance. Please call 770-985-3514 or visit our website for further information.

•Alcohol Beverage licenses expire on Dec. 31 of each year and must be renewed by Nov. 1.

•A permit must be obtained before erecting any new sign or banner. Please call Code Compliance at 770-985-3515 for further information.

•Waste disposal is handled through the Snellville Public Works Department. Please call 770- 985-3527 for more information.

•City property taxes are billed through the Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner. Please call 770-822-8818 for more information.

•Before performing any exterior or interior alterations, remodels additions, etc., please call 770-985-3513 for building permit requirements.