Plan Review, Inspections, Fire Codes

Forsyth County Fire Department
Fire Marshal's Office
3520 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30028
Office: (678) 455-8072 Fax: (678) 513-5950

Alway dial 911 for any emergency

To make a report of a fire hazard please contact the Forsyth County Fire Marshal's Office at (678) 455-8072 or via e-mail to

To report a burn violation after the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday please call (770) 781-3087.


  • Fireworks, Explosives, and Raw Wood Waste Processing/Recycling Operations require an Operational Permit
  • Commercial buildings, commercial structures, and commercial interior projects located in unincorporated Forsyth County and the City of Cumming require plan review prior to construction, see the plan review section below for more information on submittal
  • Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, Commercial Hoods, Hood Suppression, Paint Booths, Paint Booth suppression systems, and Storage Tanks (under 660 gallons) require plan review to the Fire Marshal's Office prior to installation see the plan review section below for more information on submittal


Inspections are handled in two catagories: new construction and existing buildings. Inspections in either category require a 72-hour notice for an inspector.

New Construction

To schedule a fire inspection or for fire code questions, call the Fire Marshal's Office at (678) 455-8072 or contact via e-mail at

50% inspections are offered as a courtesy to help answer any questions that a contractor may have prior to the required 80% inspection. 50% inspections are mandatory in multi-family dwellings

80% inspections are conducted when structural elements are in place and open for review of life safety components such as fire barriers, vertical shafts, stairways, smoke stops, etc.

100% inspections are conducted when the building is ready to occupy and open for business. Upon completing and passing the 100% inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.

Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at least 3 days prior to reaching the 80% & 100% completion.

Existing Buildings

Annual inspections can be made upon request.

Inspection Fees

50%, 80%, 100, annual, and fire follow-up no charge
Second follow-up $150.00
All other follow-ups $200.00
After hours inspections $100.00
Certificate of Occupancy $150.00

All fees shall be paid prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

Plan Review

All plans can be submitted electronic through for both County and City. Plans submitted in this method must be in a PDF file format. Black ink on white background is preferred so that red-lines can stand out if made on plan.

Use the fee chart below on submitting plans contact our office for credit card payment over the phone alternatively you can email a completed bank transaction form to our office.

Project Type Cost
Road Construction plans $100.00
Site Plans $100.00
Building Plans no more than 5,000 sq ft $100.00
Building Plans more than 5,000 sq ft 2.5¢/ sq. ft.
Sprinkler and Standpide Plans $100.00
Fire Alarm Plans $50.00
Commercial Hoods Plans $50.00
Hood Suppression Plan $50.00
Paint Booths $50.00
Paint Booth Suppression Plans $50.00
Storage Tanks (under 660 gallons) $50.00

Paper Plan Requirements

Plans must be a maximum 24” x 36” in size, with a minimum scale of 1/8”=1’.

Only Forsyth County site, road construction and building plans can submitted by paper.

Please go to the Planning and Community Development's Commercial Plan Review page. You will need one set of plans, an application, and a plan review fee; see chart above. Also, see this checklist for required plan content and see our fire lane specifications here.

All paper submittals require a plan review submittal form to be submitted with the plan when brought to the Fire Marshal's Office.  If you are having trouble seeing the application try this printable application.

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2180
 Fax: (770) 781-2194
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Forsyth County Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment from the ravages of fire and all other emergencies, both natural and man made, and provides citizens and visitors with emergency medical pre-hospital care in a highly effective manner with the best trained personnel possible.