Long Range Planning Division

Nick Colonna | Planning Manager
Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development
110 E. Main Street, Suite 100 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
(770) 205-4572 | (770) 781-2197 fax

The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for managing the rezoning, sketch plat, conditional use and home occupation permit processes. In addition, it oversees policy and code changes as reflected in the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Code. Our division is committed to ensuring quality service while preparing for future generations through public participation and professional planning support.

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

Zoning & Other Public Hearing Application Information

  • Rezonings, conditional use permits (CUPs), home occupation permits (HOPs), sketch plats, variances, appeals of administrative decisions, appeals of Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decisions, zoning condition amendments
  • Application Guide
  • Application forms
  • Fee schedule
  • Calendars of submittal deadlines and meeting dates
  • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video

 

Planning Commission

  • Planning Commission meeting dates/times
  • Map of active applications
  • Links to meeting agendas, minutes and streaming video
  • Planning Commission contact information
  • Planning Commission biographies

Comprehensive Plan

  • Comprehensive Plan 2012 – 2032
  • Future Development Map (FDM)
  • Short Term Work Program (STWP)
  • Service Delivery Strategy (SDS)

Unified Development Code (UDC)

  • UDC document
  • Chapter by chapter
  • Links to other planning-related ordinances

McFarland-Stoney Point Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)

  • The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare and implement plans for the enhancement of existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies, and also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plans.​​​


EStatus - Application | Permit | Plat Search

  • Information and documents for all active and archival public hearing applications and land development permits and plats

Planning GIS Viewer

  • Research public hearing application or land development permits or 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.