Current Planning Division

Sharon O. Farrell | Planning Manager
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(678) 513-5946 | (770) 781-2197 fax


The Current Planning Division ensures the implementation of the policies adopted by the Board of Commissioners while providing professional land planning services to facilitate sustainable growth through effective plan review and land development permitting.  

The following descriptions will assist you in navigating the Current Planning Division's Web pages.

Land Disturbance Permit & Plat Information

  • Land Disturbance Permit or Land Development Permit (LDP): A type of permitting for residential, commercial, and industrial zonings. We offer several different types of LDPs:  Site Development (SD), Road Construction (RC), Clearing, Grading and/or Grubbing (CG) and Sanitary Sewer (SW)
  • Within the LDP process we have two types of recorded document processes: As-Builts (AS) and Final Plats (FP)
  • Information about electronic submittals through ePlan Solutions

  • Fee schedule

  • Submittal deadlines

  • Forsyth County Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance

  • Landscape Guide

  • Buffer Standards

  • Recommended Plant List

  • Tree/Landscape Plan Review Checklist

  • Tree Care Information


    Variances, Appeals & other Public Hearing Information

  • Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

  • Sign Affidavit Submittal form (ZBA)
  • Public Hearing Calendar (ZBA)
  • Variance Application
  • Appeal of Administrative Decision Application
  • Medical Hardship – Supplemental Application
  • Stream Buffer Variance – Supplemental Application

Administrative Variance

  • A variance of up to 15% may be requested administratively

  • Maximum Building Height

  • Building Setbacks

  • Buffers


RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION

  • Some residential subdivisions within the county require specific exterior architectural material & details
  • These requirements are created during the rezoning of property and are a result to the conditions set forth by the Board of Commissioners

EStatus - Application | Permit | Plat Search

  • Information and documents for all active and archived Public Hearing applications and Land Development Permits and Plats   

 


Planning GIS Viewer  

  • Research Public Hearing applications or Land Development Permits and Plats spatially

  • Infrastructure layers for the development community

  • Streets, tax map & parcels, aerial images, etc.


       

     

 

 

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
 Fax: 770-781-2197
 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.