Code Enforcement FAQ

No. Structures must meet Standard Building Codes. Contact the Planning and Development Department at 770.781.2114 for permit information.

Yes. Forsyth County code requires structure numbers to be visible from the roadway. Structure numbering can be accomplished by placing your correct numerical address on your structure, mailbox or a post if your mailbox is not adjacent to your driveway.

Animal complaints including barking dogs are handled by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division. They can be reached at 770.781.2138.

Yes. Contact the Code Enforcement office by phone or by using our online complaint form providing a detailed location and description of the violation, and a Code Enforcement officer will investigate. Not only is dumping a code violation, it also lessens property values and creates health hazards.

Outside construction is only allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. No outside construction activity is allowed on Sunday.

Yes. The Code Enforcement Department is proactive and patrols the county on a daily basis. If we have not been in your neighborhood for a period of time or you notice possible code violations, contact the Code Enforcement office and we will address the issue.

No. Inoperable, unlicensed vehicles are prohibited unless the property in question is zoned for the storing of junk vehicles.

Yes. Contact the Planning and Development Department Business License division at 770.781.2114 for business license information and requirements.

You do not need a permit to conduct a yard sale. However, you may only place signs on your property where the sale is occurring or on other private properties with owner's permission. No signs are allowed in any right-of-way or attached to telephone poles, trees or other existing signs. The best way to advertise a yard sale is your local paper or publication, not by littering the community in which you live with signs.

Contact Us

 Address: 875 Lanier 400 Parkway
Suite 102
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 678-513-5893
 Fax: 770-781-4290
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County Code Enforcement is to develop partnerships with our citizens and those who conduct business in Forsyth County, to preserve and improve quality of life issues by providing Forsyth County with a safe, healthy and quality environment.