PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATIONS

Applications for Zoning Review

Rezoning, Conditional Use Permits and Sketch Plats

No Fee ; with the exception of Communication Towers/Antenna review

Submittals for Board Consideration

Rezoning (ZAs)

A1, Ag-Res, Res1, Res2, CR2, Res3

$20 per acre; $300 minimum

Res4, Res6, MHP

$30 per acre; $300 minimum

NS, UV, HB, CBD, HC, BP, O&I, OR, OCMS

$40 per acre; $400 minimum

M1

$40 per acre; $500 minimum

M2, Mine

$50 per acre; $2,500 minimum

MPD

$30 per acre; $500 minimum

Conditional Use Permits (CUPs)*

CUP (including Communication Towers/Antennas)

$400

 

$4,000 for 3rd party review for Communication

Tower/Antenna Conditional Use Permit applications

Home Occupation Permits (HOP)

HOP

$300

Sketch Plats

Sketch Plat

$250

Variances

Agricultural and Residential zoning or proposed zoning

$250 per UDC section; double charge if work has begun

Commercial and Industrial zoning or proposed zoning

$350 per UDC section; double charge if work has begun

Sewer Variance

$750

Appeals of Administrative- Ordinance Decisions

Agricultural and Residential zoning districts

$250

Commercial and Industrial zoning districts

$350

Home Occupation Planning Commission Determination

$250

Appeals of ZBA Decisions

Agricultural and Residential zoning districts

$250

Commercial and Industrial zoning districts

$350

Zoning Condition Amendments

Zoning Condition Amendment

$300

Appeals of Water Fines

Appeals of Water Fines

$50

 

LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND PLATS

Land Disturbance Permits (LDPs)

Clearing and Grading Plan Review

$250

Road Construction/Preliminary Plat

$250 + $25 per lot

Site Development (e.g. commercial/industrial/condominium/amenity)

$30 per disturbed acre;$250 minimum

Sewer and Water Line Plan Review

$250

Lot Grading Permit (LGP) (does not require NPDES if permitted within subdivision)

$250 per lot

NOI/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

$40 per disturbed acre Forsyth Co.

$40 per disturbed acre GA.DNR EPD

Subdivision Plats/ Recordable Documents

Final Plat New Submittals are processed by the Department of Engineering

$0

Final Plat – Revision

$250

Final Plat – Minor

$5 + $8 per page for recording

As-built plan review

$0

             

Sign Application Review

Sign Devices allowed up to ten (10) days

$25

Sign Permit Review for all other sign review applications

  $50

 

Specific Use Review

 

Airport, Limited

$5,000

Airport, General

$25,000

Helicopter Landing Facility

$500

Sanitary, Construction, or Inert Landfill

$3,500

Professional Home Office fee

$25

MRPA Local Fee; Check with Georgia Mountain RDC for their review fee

$300


For Impact fee information please visit the Department of Finance web site:

www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Finance/Impact-Fees

 

BUILDING PERMITS

Determining Valuation – Non Commercial

Heated square feet multiplied by $40 = Heated Valuation

Unheated square feet multiplied by $10 = Unheated Valuation

(unheated consists of garage, carport, porch, deck, patio, and unfinished basement)

The sum of Heated Valuation and Unheated Valuation will determine your Total Valuation

Non Commercial

Total Valuation

Fee

$1,000 and less

Minimum charge $15

$1,001 to $ 50,000

$15 for the first $1,000 plus $5 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof

$50,001 to $ 100,000

$260 for the first $50,000 plus $4 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof

$100,001 to $ 500,000

$460 for the first $100,000 plus $3 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof

$500,001 and up

$1,660 for the first $500,000 plus $2 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof

Residential HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Permits

Charge For Each Trade

0-1,000 sq ft

$30

1k-2k sq ft

$40

2k-3k sq ft

$50

3k sq ft +

$60

Commercial Plan Review – fees must be paid when plans are submitted

5,000 square feet or less

$100.00

Over 5,000 square feet

$0.025 per square foot.

Commercial Building Permits

Enclosed Area

$0.12 per square foot

Open Area

$0.06 per square foot

In addition to building permit above HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical permits must be permitted separate from the building permit.

HVAC Permit

Plumbing Permit

Electrical Permit

Other Building Permit Fees

Building Permit Renewal. At least one inspection must have been approved prior to renewal of a permit. Renewals shall be limited to one renewal per permit.

$100

Building Re-Permit (when inspections in addition to final inspections are remaining or permit has been expired for more than 90 days)

Full Building Permit Fee

Mobile Home Permits

$75

Duplicate Copy of Certificate of Occupancy

$0.10

Tenant Change Occupancy (inspection for change of tenant and/or change of use)

$15

Co-locate (Antenna on Cell Towers)

$200.00

Temporary Construction Trailer

$75.00

Sign Building Permit Fees - fees collected when the permit is issued.

 

$5 for every $1,000 in sign value with a minimum fee of $15; An additional $40 for all signs that have an electrical connection.


INSPECTIONS

First-time inspections

$0

1st Re-inspection

$25 **

2nd Re-inspection

$50 **

3rd Re-inspection

$75 **

**Each additional (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) re-inspection will be charged a fee calculated by the following formula: Previous Inspection Fee + $25.

 

ALCOHOL LICENSES

Beer and wine by the package

$1,500

Distilled spirits by the package

$4,000

Beer, wine and distilled spirits by the package

$5,500

Beer and wine for consumption on the premises

$1,500

Distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$2,500

Beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$4,000

Special Event Alcohol License for Forsyth County & Non-Forsyth County Businesses

Beer and wine for consumption on the premises

$250/day

Distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$250/day

Beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$250/day

Temporary Nonprofit Alcohol Licenses

Beer and wine for consumption on the premises

$50/day (max. 5 days/year)

Distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$50/day (max. 5 days/year)

Beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises

$50/day (max. 5 days/year)

Wholesale Alcohol Licenses

Wholesale distilled spirits, beer and wine

$300

Wholesale distilled spirits and wine

$200

Wholesale distilled spirits and beer

$200

Wholesale distilled spirits

$100

Wholesale beer and wine

$200

Wholesale wine

$100

Wholesale beer

$100

             

BUSINESS LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

New and renewal business licenses are charged an occupational tax. Please see the Business License Application available at forsythco.com for a complete description of how this tax is calculated.

Duplicate Copy of Business License Certificate

$25

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

(Must be paid-in-full at the time of request.)

Administrative Variance

$250 ; double fee if work has begun

Administrative authorization of reduced parking

$100

Bonding

$350

In-Department Copies

Black and White (8.5” x 11”) copies or scans

$0.10 per page

Certified copies

$5.00 plus cost of assembly, retrieval and review of documents per the Open Records Act.

Copy Center Requests The Copy Center will process customer requests in the order that they are received. Depending on other county priorities in the queue, turnaround times may exceed next-day delivery.

Black and White (8.5” x 11”) copies or scans

$0.10 per page

Black and White (> 8.5” x 11” to 11” x 17”) copies

$0.50 per page

Black and White (> 11” x 17” e.g. Eng. Sized) copies /scans

$3 per page

Color (8.5” x 11”) copies or scans

$1 per page

GBC Punch and Binding (< 1 inch thick)

$2.50 per document

GBC Punch and Binding (> 1 inch thick)

$3.50 per document

All other requests will be determined and agreed upon prior to request being submitted to Copy Center.

Publications

Unified Development Code (UDC)

$25

Comprehensive Plan

$36.50

PC or ZBA public hearing monthly agenda book

$15 per book

Long -Term Storage Retrieval

Non-expedited retrieval

Note: File(s) requested every Wednesday at 9:30

a.m. for Wednesday afternoon delivery.

$15 fee per order + $5 per each file

Expedited retrieval- requested any other day or time.

$50 fee per order + $10 per each file

Open Records Request

A per-hour charge for processing, researching, and compiling will be added to copy fees as listed above. The hourly fee will be charged at the rate of the lowest paid full-time employee with the necessary skill and training to respond to the request, with no charge for the first fifteen minutes that it takes to respond to the request.


An Open Records request is not required to obtain routinely available records such as agendas, minutes, plats, ordinances & resolutions.

Map Requests

All map requests are processed by the Forsyth County GIS Department. Please contact Forsyth County GIS Department for availability and pricing. forsythco.com

Research Requests

Zoning verification letter

$75

 

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Our department's mission is to develop partnerships with all members of the community in an effort to provide valuable planning and development services that promote quality development and help create communities that will be enjoyed for generations to come.