The following descriptions will assist you in navigating various informative documents, downloads and websites.
Forsyth County enforces building codes as adopted and amended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs . At DCAs website you can find various information including, the list of current codes and amendments, rules for industrialized buildings, and information on where to purchase code books.
Licensing Board/Office of Secretary of State (SOS) In 2008 Contractor licensing became law in Georgia. At the SOS website you can find licensing requirements and verify a contractor’s license status. You will also find a list of specialty occupations that are exempt from state licensing.
Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs - Here you can find information regarding consumer rights as well as Georgia’s Right to Repair Act.
Elevation Certificate Form – is used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate.
Asbestos and Lead Paint – Here you will find useful information on working around and the removal of asbestos as well as lead paint. There is also a link to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division.
State Fire Marshal’s Office - Here you can view the rules and regulations of the State Fire Marshal including the Georgia Accessibility Standards and rules for Manufactured Housing.
Safety Tips for Homeowners – Here you can get tips on smoke detectors, wiring, and general maintenance in the home.
Story Above Grade – This is a form that is typically used to determine if a basement meets the definition of a “story” as defined by the International Building code.